Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp & Tomatoes

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Nothing beats twirling your fork into luscious noodles. But what if we told you those noodles were actually vegetables? That’s right! Thanks to the revolutionary spiralizer, a contraption that turns veggies into tasty ribbons, you can enjoy this scrumptious pasta dish without worrying about the carbs and calories in normal pasta.

In this recipe, uber-nutritious zucchini is spiralized into spaghetti-like strands. Juicy tomatoes and plump shrimp dress up the noodles and add colorful flair to the dish. The meal is complete with savory spices and a splash of lemon juice. For a delectable way to squeeze more vegetables into your diet, look no further than this Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp and Tomatoes recipe!

Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp & Tomatoes

Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp & Tomatoes

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 153 | Total Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 283mg | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Protein: 19g | SmartPoints(Freestyle): 4


  • 3 medium zucchini, remove most of the peeling
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (thawed if frozen), peeled and deveined


  1. To make pasta, attach zucchini, one at a time, to a vegetable spiralizer. Use the smaller holes for spaghetti.
  2. Add 1 tablespon olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until opaque and pink, 2-3 minutes. Place shrimp on a plate and cover.
  3. Add the remaining garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add remaining olive oil, zucchini pasta, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and lemon juice, and tomatoes, toss to combine. Continue cooking until pasta is tender, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  4. Place shrimp on top of pasta, cover skillet and remove from heat. Allow to set for 1 minute, ensuring shrimp is hot. If desired, sprinkle on some chopped Italian parsley before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

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