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Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini Recipe

Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini

Try these delicious garlic shrimp with fresh basil on a bed of zucchini noodles tonight. We're getting hungry just thinking about this recipe.

 Prep Time 10 mins

 Cook Time 10 mins

 Total Time 20 mins

 Servings 4 servings

 Calories 248 kcal


  • 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



  1. Boil water in a 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 a 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.

source: Beachbody On Demand Blog

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