Shrimp + Zucchini Noodles


October 11, 2015

Simple Mediterranean flair dish with a twist. This recipe contains zucchinis that resemble flourless angel hair pasta for a lower calorie meal.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


4 medium zucchinis, seeded

1 tbsp. of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ lb. of shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and deveined

¼ cup of chicken or seafood stock

1 large lemon, zested and squeezed (discard the pith and seeds)

½ tsp. of kosher salt

½ tsp. of black pepper

10-12 cups of boiling water to blanch (flash cook) zucchinis


1Finely slice zucchini lengthwise to resemble noodle strands.

2In a large pot filled with boiling water, blanch (flash cook) the zucchinis for 2 minutes. Set aside.

3Coat a large skillet with one tablespoon of olive oil. Over medium heat, sauté garlic and shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes.

4Pour chicken or seafood stock over the shrimp and garlic mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp are fully cooked (turn pinkish and opaque).

5Add blanch zucchinis, lemon juice, lemon zests, salt, and black pepper. Mix well. Cook for an additional minute and remove from heat.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.