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Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp

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Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!

Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp

I love a good spiralized veggie dish once the weather starts getting warmer. A few of my favorites are Shrimp Zoodles Parmesan, Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes, and Shrimp Scampi Zoodles.

Today it’s finally starting to feel like Spring! Before you know it, summer will be here and you know what that means…. bathing suit season! I’ve been diligent about working out a few times a week, but you know what they say – great abs start in the kitchen and this so true so now that winter is over, I’ve been cutting back on my carbs (not eliminating, don’t worry!) and really making my calories count.

In this dish, rather than using pasta, I swapped it for zucchini noodles. My Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicer is my all time FAVORITE cooking gadget. It’s the easiest way to make zucchini noodles, sweet potato spirals, carrot ribbons and more! Prior to owning one, I used my mandolin but it’s so much quicker and easier (and safer) with this fun gadget – you NEED one!!

Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!

Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!

Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp 

4.91 from 10 votes
6
Cals:235.5
Protein:25
Carbs:14.5
Fat:9
Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 zucchini + shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thin and devided
  • 1 medium 7 oz zucchini, spiralized
  • pinch salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1/4 cup halved grape tomatoes

Instructions

  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and crush red pepper flakes, add the shrimp and season with pinch salt and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add half of the garlic and continue cooking 1 more minute, or until the shrimp is cooked through and opaque.
  • Set aside on a dish.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil and garlic to the pan, cook 30 seconds then add the zucchini noodles and cook 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and tomatoes to the pan and squeeze the lemon over the dish.
  • Remove from heat and serve. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 zucchini + shrimp, Calories: 235.5 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14.5 g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 173 mg, Sodium: 179 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 4 g

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152 comments on “Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp”

  1. I have calculated the WW points for the Blue plan and I calculated only 2 points for the whole recipe which would be for the olive oil ( 1 1/2 tsp).  Is there an error in the recipe or an ingredient missing? Thanks

  2. I think the WW points for this recipe are not correct. When I calculate the points for each ingredient, I come to 2 FP for the 1 1/2 tsp olive oil.  The other ingredients have 0 points.  So the total of 6 FP is incorrect.

    The recipe was delicious!

  3. This is excellent!  A definite keeper that we will make often.  I purchased the zoodles pre-made which makes this recipe that much simpler!  The point value listed is off.  The only ingredient that has a point value is the olive oil which equates to 3-ish points.  Super low point dinner option.  Thank you!

  4. I’m wondering where the 7 points are coming from if veggies are free and so is shrimp? Is it the olive oil? If so, what else.can.I use?

  5. When I put this into the Recipe Builder on the WW site, I’m only getting 2 Freestyle points. I put in the exact ingredients listed. What am I missing? The only thing that even has points at all is the olive oil. Help!?

  6. I’ve reviewed the recipe and it seems to be Whole30 compliant. Just wondering why it doesn’t have the “W” icon listed.

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    V. Williamson

    Even my pasta-loving hubby and son had seconds and thirds of this recipe! I added a box of Trader Joe’s carrot spirals and we sprinkled our full plates with some grated Parmesan, but it would have been delish even without those additions.

  8. I am looking forward to making this tonight but this is 2 Freestyle Points for the entire recipe, even better (the only thing that counts for points on freestyle is the oil used) 

  9. This recipe says that its 6 points for the Freestyle program, I’m just wondering how?? I put the recipe into the recipe builder and it came out as 2 points. Typo maybe?

  10. Made this tonight and we loved it.  you could really taste all the flavors.  My only question is, how do you get 6 Freestyle points per serving?  When i entered all the ingredients in the recipe builder it came out to 2 free style points for the olive oil and everything else was zero.  Thanks for so many great recipes.

  11. I can’t see how’ve this is 6 FSP since only the oil has 2 points. You may want to update to correct points. I’m making this tonight!

    1. Are you using the recipe builder? The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting 0 points foods such as eggs, chicken, fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

      The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”)

      1. You didn’t say Smart Points, you said 6 Freestyle Points.. It is only 2 Freestyle Points 

  12. Amazing dish. I had plumb tomatoes on hand so I seeded them and rough cut them. This is such a fresh tasting dish. My husband loved it. Next time I would a use a tad bit more red pepper flakes for a little more heat. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top would be a good addition. I will make this again.B

  13. Just made this to break in my new spiralizer…YUM! Didn’t have red pepper flakes so I substituted cajun seasoning. Can’t wait to make it again!

  14. Gina, I absolutely adore all of your recipes, and tell everyone and anyone about your blog and books. Almost every day I check your site to decide what to eat. Thank you for all that you do! 
    Can you please give an ounce amount of spiralized zucchini for good recipe? I am super short on time, and now buy  The pre-cut spiralized zucchini at my local grocery store , so I’m not sure how much I should use. Please?

  15. i bought my spiloozer or whatever you want to call it , at Walmart Canada for 19.97$in my opinion, that doesn’t break one’s bank to purchase this item nor does it take up alot of room (made me laugh when i read that excuse)…its not rocket science people, its a light weight plastic kitchen gadget!
    we really enjoy this recipe and your time to upload it to the net!
    cheers

  16. I just put this into my weight watchers tracker and it is actually only 3 smart points not 8. Just thought you would like to know.