Zucchini Noodles With Thai Pesto Plus Free Tasty Express Recipe Sampler

by | Apr 2, 2014 | 18 comments

Zucchini Noodles With Thai Pesto - Cook Republic

Tasty Express launched quietly yesterday, without fanfare. I almost missed it. I did share a video on Instagram giving you a quick flip-through the book. Many of you have already bought it (Thank you!) and many of you intend to (Thank you!). Some of you have even cooked from it. If you are sharing pictures on social media, don’t forget to tag them with #tastyexpress. I am so excited to see your creations. Thank you for all your comments, emails, messages of love and support. I truly appreciate each and every one of them and am blown away by your incredible love. You are all so amazing!
You can now buy my cookbook on Amazon US, Amazon UK and on Bookdepository which offers Free Worldwide Shipping! In Australia, you can buy a SIGNED COPY in my online shop. Tasty Express has 110 delicious recipes for fast weeknight dinners, work lunches, nourishing breakfasts and naughty and nice treats along with heaps of useful information of growing your own sprouts, making bread in 30 minutes, making frozen yoghurt, chutneys, crackers, iced teas, cold drip coffees and mug cakes. 93 are plant based recipes with heaps of gluten free and vegan options. If you love the book, please don’t hesitate to send me a review via email or a link to your blog.
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Today l am sharing a couple of recipes from the book. You can grab the entire FREE Recipe Sampler with 7 recipes by downloading the link at the bottom of the page. There is a great mix of recipes you can try out from the different chapters in the book. This sampler includes recipes for Big Breakfast Bread, Quinoa Spice Croquettes, Citrus Sushi Bowl, Zucchini Noodles With Thai Pesto, Sticky Caramel Chicken Wings, Nick’s Chilli Chicken and Chai-Spiced Apple Crumble.
The recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Thai Pesto is the cover recipe and one of my favourites from the book. I am a Pad Thai fanatic and this is my healthier, greener more wholesome take on the recipe. It comes together in less than 20 minutes and uses raw zucchini shredded into ribbons. It is fabulous warm or cold and is Tasty Express personified with its fast flavours of sweet, salty, spicy and sour. The Chai Spiced Apple Crumble is one of my most favourite desserts. It is warming and aromatic with the spices. You can easily make it gluten-free too. I hope you enjoy it!
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Print Recipe Rate / Comment
Course // Lunch
Cuisine // Gluten Free, Thai, Vegetarian
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 100 g rice vermicelli noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 large zucchini, julienned
  • 1/2 cup 80g crushed peanuts
  • lime wedges, to serve
  • chopped spring onions, to garnish
  • Thai Pesto
  • 1/4 cup 40g raw peanuts
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2.5 cm piece of ginger
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup 80ml olive oil


  • For the Thai pesto, place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process to a coarse pesto consistency. Set aside.
  • Place the cooled rice noodles in a large bowl and top with the zucchini. Add the pesto and toss to mix well. Top with crushed peanuts, garnish with spring onions and serve with lime wedges.


Glass noodles will cook in just a minute in boiling water. Remove from heat and drain. Refresh several times in cold water until the noodles are cold and don't stick together.
It is important to squeeze the liquid out of the julienned zucchini to avoid it becoming gluggy.
Did you make my recipe?I'd love to hear how you went! Tag me on Instagram @cookrepublic


Book Update – I might see you at the book launch in Wahroonga this Saturday. Come say hello if you are in the neighbourhood. I will also be speaking at Five Docks library in Canada Bay on Aril 29. Tasty Express can now be pre-ordered on Amazon (US, UK, Canada) for a September 28 release. You can also buy it on the Kindle and iTunes store. Signed copies of my book are available to buy on my website. See my book page for more information on upcoming book events and release dates.





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I love creating easy, vibrant, fresh, everyday recipes and taking gorgeous photos of the food I cook. I have been blogging for 15 years and I have also written a book with over 100 new recipes. If you make a recipe from the blog, Tag @cookrepublic on Instagram. I would love to see!


  1. Belinda@themoonblushbaker

    It is such a stroke of luck you posted this recipe when i have all ingredients at hand! Dinner is calling me and I can not wait to a fully fled member of the Tasty express.

  2. FedeB.

    Sneh, my dear, i have just download the preview and i can’t wait to try every one of this lovely recipes!
    I’ll buy your book for sure because i think you’ve done a great job! congrats!!! :))


  3. Rosa

    A wonderful noodle dish! So fresh and flavorful.



  4. Deepa@onesmallpot

    Well done Sneh!! I can’t wait for the book launch and I can tell already that the book is going to be a favourite of mine. I hope you get a little time to breathe soon 🙂

  5. Dearna @tohercore

    I love the sound of this dish and your Asian take on pesto. Super excited to check out Tasty Express – how exciting!

  6. Erin

    The breakfast bread is genius! The book looks awesome, Sneh. Congratulations and all the best!

  7. Denise | TLT

    Not only does your book look gorgeous and filled with your amazing pictures and recipes. But I also love the design/lay-out of the book. Must be something you were involved with as well? I really like how your style shines through in every single detail!

  8. Susan

    Hi! How can I julienne the zucchini if I only have a knife?? Can you help?? Thank you!

    • Sneh

      Although the ribbons won’t be very thin and noodle like, you can do it. Chop the ends of the zucchini so it has flat round ends. Stand it vertically on one of the flat edges and very carefully cut thin vertical slices. Then lay the slices flat on the board and cut them into thin ribbons. Good luck!x

  9. Lisa @ Simple Pairings

    What a simple but fabulous recipe! I’ve always toyed with the idea of a spiralizer, because it would be such a great way to amp up my veggie intake. Your dish looks so delicious!

  10. Shobelyn

    Sneh, I want to get this book, when is it release in the US? I got Katie’s book already since it was released here, and I want to get yours too. I want to get it but not through mail – I do not really like the feeling of waiting something in the mail.

  11. saucy gander

    It’s new apple season, and I can’t wait to try your apple crumble. The big breakfast bread looks intriguing as well. Tasty Express is on my to buy list!

  12. gerie

    Hallo Sneh,
    your breakfastbread tast emazing.
    mij douhgters loved it.
    succes whith jour book.
    i just download the previeuw and its looks fantastico.
    The tastyexpress is on mij have to have list.
    have a nice day and greatings from Holland.

  13. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Looking forward to downloading this at home and having a good look through, Sneh. From what I can see here, I love the design! Love the way you have a subtle design behind some of the recipes … beautiful!

  14. Laura @ Blogging Over Thyme

    Your cookbook looks STUNNING! Congrats! Can’t wait to pick up a copy. And those Thai pesto noodles–oh lordy.



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