Thai Peanut Curry Zoodles with Shrimp and Baked Tofu


Serving Size:
1/4 cup zoodles, 1/4 of the tofu, 2 shrimp, 1/4 cup curry sauce

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • CKD non-dialysis


  • 14 ounce container firm or super firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos, divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry
  • 5.6 ounce can coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unpacked brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8-10 shrimp
  • 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • Cilantro to garnish, optional


  1. Cut tofu into 3 sections, sandwich between two cutting boards and kitchen towels to absorb the water. Leave for 15 minutes and repeat with new towels.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cube tofu into 1-inch sections. Place in a medium bowl and toss with oil 1 tablespoon coconut aminos, and corn starch. Coat evenly. Bake on baking sheet for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, use a spiral tool or hand spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles. You may also cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler or cube if desired.
  4. In a medium pot mix red curry, coconut cream, peanut butter, remaining coconut aminos, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and water. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  5. Peel and devein shrimp, add juice from the half lime and pepper. In a medium non-stick pan saute shrimp with remaining olive oil for 2-3 minutes per side until shrimp is bright pink. Set aside.
  6. Mince garlic and slice bell pepper into strips. Place back in the medium pan on medium-high heat along with zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes. Don’t over cook or zoodles will become watery.
  7. Place zucchini noodles on four plates and evenly divide tofu, shrimp and curry sauce over each. Top with cilantro leaves.

Helpful hints

  • Look for the lowest sodium variety of coconut aminos. Some can be as high as regular soy sauce.
  • Soba noodles can be substitute for the zucchini noodles. It will add about 6 grams of carbohydrate, 15 mg more sodium, and 70mg less potassium.
  • This dish provides a complete meal. With new research we have learned not all of the potassium and phosphorus are absorbed from whole foods sources such as tofu, peanut butter and vegetables.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 514

Protein 16 g

Carbohydrates 43 g

Fat 29 g

Cholesterol 28 mg

Sodium 325 mg

Potassium 411 mg

Phosphorus 335 mg

Calcium 94 mg

Fiber 3.6 g

Added Sugar 5 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 protein
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium
  • 3-1/2 fat
  • 2 high calorie

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