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Garlic Basil Shrimp with Zucchini

Updated: Nov 3, 2023

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


(Makes 4 servings)



Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 mins


What You Need

  • 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


How To Make

  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. Be careful not to overcook. 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.



Estimated Nutritional Information (per 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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