Easy, Healthy Zucchini Noodles With Shrimp and Mint Pesto
These easy, healthy zucchini noodles with shrimp and mint pesto are a light, fresh dinner perfect for spring! With just a few simple ingredients, they can be on your table in under 20 minutes. (gluten-free, dairy-free)
- Author: Kaleigh
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
- Category: main dish
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Seafood
- 1 lb medium-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3 large zucchini, spiralized
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1 recipe mint pesto (see below)
For Mint Pesto:
- 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- Juice from 1/2 large lemon
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp water, or more as needed
- Pinch of sea salt and black pepper
- In a medium sized bowl, combine shrimp, garlic, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Set aside. Place peas out to thaw.
- Prepare pesto: In a food processor (I love this one!), combine pesto ingredients. Blend until smooth, streaming in water as needed to reach a paste-like consistency.
- Spiralize zucchini and set aside.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, pour in shrimp with marinade. Cook until shrimp is pink, about 2 minutes per side. Add peas and zucchini to skillet and continue to cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat and stir in pesto. Serve immediately.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- I prefer to et leftovers cold.
- Swap out any fresh herbs or nuts you like in the pesto, or use store-bought pesto for more ease.
- This recipe can be made with regular pasta instead of (or in addition to) zucchini noodles.
- Do all the prep work first (spiralizing zucchini, marinating shrimp, and making pesto) as this dish comes together very quickly.
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