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Grilled Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Grilled Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles


Zucchini noodles (also known as "zoodles") in a homemade lemon basil dressing are topped with shrimp in this quick and easy paleo-friendly, gluten-free meal.


  • 2 cups thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 9 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ⅓ cup toasted sliced almonds, divided
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 zucchini
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Blend basil, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup almonds, vinegar, shallot, garlic, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes in a blender until lemon basil dressing is smooth.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute shrimp until cooked through and pink, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and mix shrimp with 2 tablespoons dressing in a bowl.
  3. Run zucchini through a spiralizer to create spaghetti-size noodle shapes. Add to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until zucchini noodles are tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons lemon basil dressing and toss to coat. Remove skillet from heat.
  4. Arrange shrimp on top of zucchini noodles; season with salt and black pepper. Top with remaining almonds.

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Nutritional Information

Grilled Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles

Servings Per Recipe: 5
Calories: 356.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 37 %
carbohydrates: 3 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 10 %
fat: 44 %
saturated fat: 19 %
cholesterol: 46 %
vitamin a iu: 29 %
niacin equivalents: 52 %
vitamin b6: 27 %
vitamin c: 45 %
folate: 14 %
calcium: 10 %
iron: 19 %
magnesium: 27 %
potassium: 16 %
sodium: 10 %
thiamin: 12 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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