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Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles


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These Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles are a 20 minute meal that’s gluten free and full of fresh flavors. This healthy dinner is made in one pot!

These Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles are a 20 minute meal that's gluten free and full of fresh flavors. This healthy dinner is made in one pot!

A few weekends ago, my parents offered to take the kids for a day so that Brad and I could get some things done around the house. It’s such a luxury to take my food photos without little ones running around me, so I decided to create a recipe, but to make sure it was a quick and easy one!

I made and photographed these shrimp and zucchini noodles, and we enjoyed them for lunch. This dish was perfect for a relaxed lunch with just the two of us. The flavors of the lemon, garlic, zucchini and shrimp go together so well!

close up of a bite of shrimp on fork with zucchini

These Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles are the perfect date night dinner (or lunch). This dish couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s both light and filling at the same time. I’d also make this for a family dinner. If your kids aren’t big on zucchini noodles, you could try mixing in some cooked spaghetti.

close up view of lemon garlic shrimp with zucchini noodles

Tips for making these shrimp and zucchini noodles:

  • You’ll need a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles. I have this one and love it. At the $20 price tag, I think it’s well worth it to buy this kitchen tool that allows you to work more vegetables into your meals in a fun way! (You can also try my other favorite zucchini noodle recipe and this spiralized sweet potato dish.)
  • I’m a leftover-loving girl (who doesn’t enjoy a night off from cooking?), but this dish is not one to save for leftovers. Make just as much as you need, as it’s best eaten right away. If you are still craving shrimp the next day, make Air Fryer Shrimp.
  • Try this dish with garlic butter
  • You can easily make this meal dairy free by using all olive oil and omitting the butter.
  • See my list of 35+ best zucchini recipes!

close up of lemon garlic shrimp with zucchini noodles in skillet

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles

These Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles are a 20 minute meal that's gluten free and full of fresh flavors. This healthy dinner is made in one pot!
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5 from 2 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword garlic shrimp, lemon shrimp, zucchini noodles
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 185kcal
These Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Zucchini Noodles are a 20 minute meal that's gluten free and full of fresh flavors. This healthy dinner is made in one pot!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • pinch red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 3 medium zucchini (stems trimmed and spiralized into noodles)
  • zest and juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pink. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 1 more minute.
  • Stir in the zucchini noodles, lemon juice and zest. Cook, stirring gently, 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to over cook the zucchini.
  • Remove from heat, stir in parsley, and serve.

Notes

Make this dish dairy free by substituting olive oil for the butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 34.3mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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