Zucchini Noodles with Lemon Garlic Shrimp


2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 Tbsp. olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

48 oz. zucchini noodles, prepackaged or freshly grated 

1-2 lemons, zest and juice

¼ cup parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper



  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat on the stove and drizzle with olive oil. Add shrimp in a single layer in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Then add minced garlic, turn shrimp, and cook another minute. Remove cooked shrimp and set aside.
  2. Add zucchini noodles and the zest from one lemon to the skillet with the juices from the shrimp. Cook on medium heat until the zucchini noodles are soft, but not mushy. Add shrimp back into the pan and squeeze lemon juice to taste. Top with salt and pepper. Serve, and enjoy! Note: If grating fresh zucchini, be sure to squeeze out all excess water using cheesecloth or thinly woven towel.

Serves 4

Inspired by: https://paleoglutenfree.com/recipes/zucchini-noodles-with-lemon-garlic-shrimp/


Judy Gentner