This recipe is very similar to shrimp scampi, but better thanks to the Zoodles!
I love Zoodles. They add so much more flavor to a dish than regular pasta. In fact, I’ve kinda gone on a zoodle kick lately. My kid may actually turn into a zucchini here shortly.
The truth is, I miss pasta for dinner. And these “noodles” are the only substitute that do the trick! About the only thing I don’t like about zoodles is the chunk of zucchini that gets left behind in the spiralizer. But I’ve solved that little dilemma by simply chopping them up and adding them to my morning eggs. Delish, and nothing goes to waste!
If you’ve never used a spiralizer before, I highly recommend them. There are all sorts of different ones that vary greatly in price. But they all tend to do the same job, so just buy what fits your budget best. Any way you look at it, you’ll end up with Zoodles!!
I will say that spiralizing is a fun project for the kids. But if you plan on getting kids involved in this, you will want to consider your spiralizer very carefully. Some of them are not very safe for little fingers.
THE SPIRALIZER I USE:
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
- Low Carb Red Pepper Alfredo Sauce (Great over Zoodles!!)
- Low Carb Dairy Free Stroganoff
- Low Carb Noodle Stir-Fry
- 1 1/2 lb. raw zucchini, spiralized
- 10 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 cup light-flavored oil
- 1 lb. pre-cooked/frozen shrimp, tail off, thawed completely and drained
- 1/4 cup loosely packed, chopped, fresh basil
- 5 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
- 1 medium avocado, cut into chuncks
- salt to taste after cooking if needed
Keep your spiralized zucchini handy while you work.
Saute the garlic briefly in the olive oil, then add the lemon juice and shrimp.
When the shrimp is cooked, toss in the zucchini, basil, tomatoes and avocado.
Season with salt if desired.
Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate. Data is for the above listed ingredients ONLY. The data for the rhubarb compote can be found on that recipe’s page.):