Teriyaki Pork & Walnut Zucchini Noodle Bowl

  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Total Time: 35mins


This lighter take on a teriyaki noodle bowl is a quick and easy crowd-pleasing meal, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Featuring thinly sliced strips of pork tenderloin, bell peppers, matchstick carrots, spiral zucchini noodles and walnuts all tossed in a simple teriyaki sauce. Recipe by Beth Stark, RDN, LDN.


  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1-pound lean pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat and cut into ½-1-inch thick strips
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded or matchstick-cut carrots (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-pound prepared zucchini noodles
  • 1/4 cup lower sodium teriyaki sauce with 1 tablespoon water mixed in
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops


  1. Heat 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of the minced garlic cloves and half of the pork; cook and stir 5 minutes, or until browned and 145°F. Set aside. Repeat with 1-1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, remaining half of minced garlic cloves and pork; set aside.
  2. To the same skillet, over medium-high heat, add remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil, bell pepper, carrots and walnuts; cook and stir until vegetables are tender; about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to low; add zucchini noodles, pork and combined teriyaki sauce and water to the skillet; use tongs to coat mixture evenly with sauce; cook 5 minutes until heated through. Garnish with green onions and serve.

nutrition facts

Based on 5 servings

Per serving:

  • Calories350
  • Total Fat23g
  • Saturated Fat3g
  • Trans Fat0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat4g
  • Cholesterol35mg
  • Sodium350mg
  • Carbohydrates16g
  • Dietary Fiber4g
  • Total Sugars8g
  • Protein26g
  • Calcium60mg
  • Iron100mg
  • Potassium486mg


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