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Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp

Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp makes the perfect light and healthy meal for busy weeknights. Best of all, this low carb and keto-friendly meal comes together in under 30 minutes with dairy-free options to keep this meal paleo and Whole 30.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, garlic, keto, lemon dessert, low carb, scampi, shrimp, zoodles, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 238 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 4-5 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp butter ghee or olive oil for paleo / Whole 30
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Using a spiralizer, vegetable peeler or a mandoline, make the zucchini noodles. Then, set aside. (You can also sprinkle with salt for 10-15 minutes to remove some moisture - this helps prevent the zoodles from getting soggy.
  2. Heat the butter (or oil) in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes undisturbed.
  3. Add the garlic, then flip the shrimp and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until pink and no longer translucent. Add lemon juice, Italian seasoning, paprika and chili flakes (if using). Use tongs to gently transfer shrimp to a plate leaving the sauce in the pan.

  4. Add zucchini to the pan and toss for about 30 seconds to a minute to coat. Add the shrimp back to the pan and toss again until everything is warmed through (do not overcook to avoid zucchini noodles from getting soggy).
  5. Remove from heat and serve hot with a sprinkle of parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 308mg103%
Sodium 975mg41%
Potassium 662mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 57.7mg70%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.