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Zucchini noodles with pesto and grilled shrimp

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Pair this delightful dish with a side of mixed greens or a light salad for a well-rounded, low-carb meal. It's a fantastic option for lunch or dinner, providing a generous dose of protein to keep you feeling satisfied. 



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  • 4 medium-sized zucchinis, spiralized into noodles

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/2 cup pine nuts

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grill the Shrimp:

    • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

    • Toss shrimp with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

    • Grill shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side or until they are opaque and cooked through.

  2. Make Zucchini Noodles:

    • Spiralize zucchinis into noodles using a spiralizer.

    • Sauté the zucchini noodles in a pan with a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender.

  3. Prepare Pesto:

    • In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic.

    • Pulse until finely chopped.

    • With the processor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency.

    • Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Combine and Serve:

    • Toss the grilled shrimp and zucchini noodles with the freshly made pesto.

    • Serve immediately, garnished with additional Parmesan if desired.


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