Zucchini Shrimp Scampi


Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It’s unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi - Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It's unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

I know I’m late to the party but I finally invested in a spiralizer. And I have to say – it’s really the best $15 I’ve ever spent.

Now if you don’t know what a spiralizer is, it’s basically a vegetable slicer, cutting super-thin strips resembling spaghetti strands, creating a healthier, grain-free alternative to standard pasta.

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi - Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It's unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

The texture is amazingly tender with a little bit of bite, and I just love how you can twirl it up like pasta. And it goes beautifully in this buttery, garlicky shrimp scampi with all that vibrant lemon goodness.

Best of all, I don’t have to feel guilty about eating this at all!

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Traditional shrimp scampi made into a low-carb dish with zucchini noodles. It’s unbelievably easy, quick & healthy! 214.3 calories.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds (4 medium-sized) zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer; stir in zucchini noodles until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 214.3 Calories from Fat 77.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 232.7mg 78%
Sodium 338.1mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 7.8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 27.0g 54%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.