Keto Zucchini Noodles

Published Date
March 19th 2022
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As most people call them, Zucchini Noodles, or zoodles, are impressive! They cook in two minutes! Whether you're looking for a healthy, light meal or a meal that is easy to get on the dinner table, look no further than keto zucchini noodles. 

Not only is zucchini super healthy, but they are also low-carb. One cup of zoodles contains 35 calories, 7.6% of which come from carbs. Furthermore, zucchini contains antioxidants, supports healthy digestion, and may decrease blood sugar levels. 

On the other hand, shrimp contain antioxidants, one of the most beneficial health compounds. Specifically, an antioxidant found in shrimp called astaxanthin can prevent wrinkles and decrease sun damage. 

To make this scampi-style dish, we began using a vegetable spiralizer to create zoodles. Of course, you can use store-bought zucchini noodles, but there is something fun and exciting about making your zoodles. First, we sautéed the shrimp in butter, olive oil, aromatic shallots, and garlic. No one likes overcooked shrimp; they are rubbery and chewy, so we sautéed the shrimp just until they were pink. 

We then added seafood broth to intensify the seafood flavor and lime juice for a tart, vibrant burst of flavor. Finally, we added the zucchini noodles and simmered the sauce for 1-2 minutes until they were perfectly cooked. And that's it! In 1-2-3, you've got keto zucchini noodles cooked in less than 15 minutes.

Author: Sarah Leadon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

Instructions

Trim the tops and bottoms from each zucchini. Spiralize the zucchini into noodles using a vegetable spiralizer and set them aside. 
Place the butter and olive oil into a large skillet. Place the skillet over medium-high heat. 
Add shrimp, shallots, and garlic once the butter melts. Cook the shrimp, periodically stirring, for 2-3 minutes until pink. 
Stir in the seafood broth, lime juice, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Once the seafood broth comes to a simmer, add zucchini noodles and toss to coat it in the sauce. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the zucchini noodles are tender. Do not cook the zucchini noodles any longer than 2 minutes, or they will become soggy and mushy. 

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