Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing

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I love Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing because it sounds so fancy and it tastes like healthier shrimp scampi — but it’s so easy to make!

This is the first time I’ve used zoodles in a recipe — and while they still read more “fancy salad” to me than “noodle alternative,” I really enjoyed them in this application. If you’re a newbie to zoodles like me, I’d suggest you err on the side of thickness when you’re making them — if you make your noodles too thin, they can turn to wet mush pretty quickly.

Health Benefits

Zucchini are also known as courgette. This vegetable is actually botanically a fruit. However, we treat it as a vegetable when it comes to the culinary world.

This veggie is actually super healthy for you by the way! It’s rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients which can help slow down aging.

The vegetable also high in potassium which helps maintain healthy blood pressure. It also is good for your eyes because it’s a good source of zeaxanthin and lutein!

There’a a lot more benefits but I know you want to get to the recipe, so for more info, go check out this article here.

Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 medium-sized zucchini
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a blender, add lemon juice, basil, garlic, mustard, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper. Blend until combined and then add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing
  1. Using a vegetable spiralizer, vegetable peeler or mandolin, divide zucchini into noodle-like strips.
Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing
  1. Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper, cumin and 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper. Heat until shrimp turns opaque and pink, about 3 minutes each side. Add a few spoonfuls of the lemon-basil dressing to the pan and stir to combine. Set shrimp aside.
  1. In the same pan, add the zoodles and season with salt and pepper. Sauté just until noodles begin to become tender, about 2 minutes. Add a few spoonfuls of the lemon-basil dressing to the pan and stir to combine.
  2. Add half of the zoodles and your desired amount of shrimp to a bowl. Garnish with lemon zest.

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Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing

Zucchini Noodles with Sautéed Shrimp in Lemon-Basil Dressing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 medium-sized zucchini
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, divided
  • 1/8 tsp. cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add lemon juice, basil, garlic, mustard, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper. Blend until combined and then add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Using a vegetable spiralizer, vegetable peeler or mandolin, divide zucchini into noodle-like strips.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. of olive oil to a large pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper, cumin and 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper. Heat until shrimp turns opaque and pink, about 3 minutes each side. Add a few spoonfuls of the lemon-basil dressing to the pan and stir to combine. Set shrimp aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the zoodles and season with salt and pepper. Sauté just until noodles begin to become tender, about 2 minutes. Add a few spoonfuls of the lemon-basil dressing to the pan and stir to combine.
  5. Add half of the zoodles and your desired amount of shrimp to a bowl. Garnish with lemon zest.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 414Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 359mgSodium: 2048mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 6gSugar: 23gProtein: 45g

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