Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

My kids were so amazed that you can make spaghetti (zucchini noodles, a.k.a zoodles), which is their all-time favorite noodle, out of a vegetable. Shockingly they love vegetables…yeah I know!

Do You Need a Spiralizer to Make Zucchini Noodles?

If you don’t have a spiralzer, you can use a regular grater like I do, or a food processor. The noodles may not be as long, but I find its easier to eat!

Shrimp and zucchini noodles on a plate

Do you Have to Peel Zucchini for Zoodles?

No there is no need to peel the zucchini. In fact its better not to because the peel helps the vegetable hold its shape.

What is the Best Way to Prepare Zoodles?

The best way to prepare zoodles is to pan fry them for a few minutes until they are slightly tender. You must move the noodles around with the tongs so that they don’t burn or overcook in one area.

Why Are My Zucchini Noodles Soggy?

Its likely that they were overcooked.

Yield: 4 Servings

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp and zucchini noodles on a plate

Lemon flavored shrimp with zucchini noodles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4-6 medium/large zucchini
  • 30 raw shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley or 1 tsp of dried if you do not have fresh
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash and cut the ends of the zucchini. Using a grader, make the zucchini noodles. Place the zucchini pasta in a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb extra liquid. And set aside
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium – high heat.  Add the shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for a minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic, and cook for a few more minutes while stirring.
  4. Transfer the shrimp and garlic to a plate and set aside.
  5. Add a little more olive oil to the pan, lemon juice, lemon zest and broth to the pan and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the zucchini pasta and toss for a minute or two to warm it up. Add the shrimp back to the pan and stir for a minute.
  7. Top with parsley and serve.

If you are looking for more low carb recipes, check out these Tuna Kebabs!

Zucchini Noodles and Lemon Garlic Shrimp
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