Garlic Basil Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Basil Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles, or “zoodles,” can be made with a vegetable peeler, a mandolin, or a spiralizer.

Their pasta-like texture is a perfect base for all sorts of sauces and toppings. Try these delicious garlic shrimp with fresh basil on a bed of zucchini noodles tonight. We’re getting hungry just thinking about this recipe!

Pro tip:

• If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler: Cut each zucchini into lengthwise strips about ⅛-inch thick. Turn zucchini slightly after cutting each strip to work evenly around the outside, stopping when you hit the seeds at the core. Cut slices lengthwise into ½-inch ribbons.

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Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Try these delicious garlic shrimp with fresh basil on a bed of zucchini noodles tonight. We're getting hungry just thinking about this recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • Hot water
  • 5 medium zucchini spiralized (approx. 5 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. raw medium shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 4 fresh flat leaf (Italian) parsley sprigs, finely chopped
  • 5 fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 4 Tbsp. sliced raw almonds

Instructions

  1. Boil water in steamer (or large saucepan) over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place zucchini in steamer basket; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add shrimp and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp are opaque and firm.

  4. Add pesto; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.

  5. Add parsley and basil; toss gently until blended.

  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

  7. Divide zucchini between four serving plates; top evenly with shrimp mixture.

  8. Garnish each serving with 1 Tbsp. almonds.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 485mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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