Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either!

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Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

This may be the last zucchini-centric recipe on VYA for a minute, and I have to say I’m pretty sad about it! I think we’ve had a good run and this tropical zoodle dish is a great way to end the series, and the season.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

Yes, I know that summer isn’t over yet, but September is almost here and nearly everyone is back in school! So, I thought I’d take advantage of the weather, while it’s still hot here in Southern CA. This means a chilled dish, with minimal cooking, and super fresh ingredients. Enter: Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles!

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

Not only was I inspired by Summer’s bright colors and produce, when creating the dish; I had also seen this amazing pineapple tray from Lenox. Does it get much cuter? I think not! Its chic design keeps it from crossing into kitschy territory. It really ended up being the best serving dish for this sweet and savory zoodle salad. You wouldn’t want the plate to distract us from these beautiful colors, would we? 😉

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

It certainly doesn’t hurt that after I was done sharing this dish, I could just pop it into the dishwasher. (Doing dishes is the worst!) Next, I may get Lenox’s British Colonial Carved White Pineapple Chip and Dip Set, it’s SO pretty, I can’t resist! You can find Lenox at Bed, Bath & Beyond or Macy’s! Remember, if you break a Lenox piece, you can replace it for 50% off, which is huge. Especially, to have such nice serving ware.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

Back to the recipe! It’s the perfect mix of sweet, soft, salty and crunchy. Crisp, spiralized zucchini, drizzled with a simple mango-lime sauce and topped with fresh pineapple, teriyaki-coated chickpeas, salty cashews, and minced cilantro. Oh! And I can’t forget to mention the crunchy, black sesame seeds. They’re so pretty to look at and taste so good. End this summer on a high note with these pineapple teriyaki chickpea zoodles!

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

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Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa
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Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles

A fun and easy dish that is delicious, healthy, and allergy-friendly. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either!

Course Entree, Light Meal, Salad
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Healthy, oil-free, Plant-based, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Teriyaki Chickpeas

  • 15-ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce make soy-free option above

Salad Assembly

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped mangos
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound zucchini spiralized
  • 1 cup peeled, cored, thinly sliced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted cashews
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. For the teriyaki sauce: In a small sauce pan, bring 2 tablespoons of water, brown sugar, aminos, agave, ginger, and garlic to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer and stir for two minutes. 

  2. In a small cup, whisk remaining tablespoon of water and cornstarch together until dissolved. Quickly whisk mixture into sauce pan, to combine and thicken. Add sesame seeds and stir until combined.

  3. Keeping pan over medium heat, add chickpeas and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, work on mango sauce. After 10 minutes, turn off heat and set chickpeas aside.

  4. Place mango, lime juice and salt into a blender, puree until completely smooth, set aside. Plate zucchini noodles on large platter, and drizzle with mango sauce (leaving some on the side to use at your discretion).

  5. Top zoodles with pineapple slices, roasted cashews, and red onion. Then, top with teriyaki chickpeas, cilantro, and black sesame seeds. Serve!

Recipe Notes

If you are making this to serve later, keep the zoodles separate so that they do not water down the mixture, once they have contact with salt.

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles! A fun and easy dish that is delicious and healthy. Serving it up on a pretty platter doesn’t hurt either! #vegan #veganyackattack #lenoxusa

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5 Comments on “Pineapple Teriyaki Chickpea Zoodles

  1. I love zoodles!! I usually make them with pasta sauces so this is a great variation that I’ll need to try. And that serving dish is adorable. I can see myself using that for fruit too.

    • I made this dish tonight. It was a big hit even with my meat-eater husband! I used a ready made teriyaki sauce & chunked my pineapple. It was so, so delicious. I have already shared it with 4 of my friends along with a photo. I will definitely make it again.

      • That’s so awesome to hear, Suncha!! Thank you for letting me know!

    • I saw your post about zoodle kugel! Did you ever end up trying it out?

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