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30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle & Chickpea Bowls

This recipe is terrific for meal prepping, and the fact that it’s ready in a quick 30 minutes will have you adding it to your weekly rotation of meals. Enjoy!

30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle & Chickpea Bowls

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By: She Likes Food
4 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes


  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked (preferably brown)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • Chopped green onion for garnish, optional

Orange Ginger Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated finely
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated finely
  • 1 1/2 tsp corn starch


  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Add all orange ginger sauce ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until combined.

  2. Spiralize the zucchini. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil and the zucchini. Season with a pinch of salt and cook zucchini until tender, 5-7 minutes.

  3. Next, add the chickpeas and pour in the sauce. Cook until sauce is thickened, 8-10 minutes.

  4. Divide the rice into 4 equal portions and then top with equal portions of the zucchini and chickpeas. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

Recipe Notes

*Equally divide rice and zucchini mixture into 4 containers and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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