These Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Shrimps are loaded with summer flavour, but totally gluten-free and so much lighter than a bowl of pasta.
In summertime I try to cut back on carbs and make lighter meals. And zucchini noodles (zoodles/courgetti) are a simple and fun way to do so.
I love using my spiralizer and I make zoodles multiple times per week. I really enjoy the crunchy texture of zucchini noodles, but if you don’t have this gadget, use a mandoline slicer or cheap julienne peeler.
It takes literally 7 simple ingredients to put together these zoodles recipe, and it’s ready in less than 15 mins.
Wholesome and gluten-free, it's just perfect for a quick dinner option on busy week-nights.
I took my old trusted Italian recipe for pasta with zucchini and shrimps, and implemented a few add-ons like cherry tomatoes and basil pesto ( but rocket pesto and red pepper pesto work well too) for extra flavor.
And of course, I left the pasta in the cupboard, making this recipe 100% gluten-free.
Also, I've been having a bit of Greek inspiration in my recipes lately, so I added some feta cheese on top. You may of course leave the cheese out to keep it lighter, but trust me, it makes the whole dish even tastier!
For a light summery menu you may pair this easy pesto zucchini noodles & shrimps with a slice of this vibrant No-bake Yogurt Fruit Tart:
Or make this for dinner and treat yourself to a boozy refreshing dessert, pairing it with this Melon & Tequila cups:
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Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Shrimps and Feta
- 3 medium large zucchini
- a glug of extravirgin olive oil
- 200 gr fresh king prawns/shrimps cleaned and deveined
- 100 gr cherry tomatoes halved
- 3 tbsphomemade pesto
- 100 gr feta cheese
- a bunch of fresh basil leaves
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- With the help of a spiralizer or julienne peeler, make zucchini noodles.
- Fold the zucchini noodles in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water and cook for 1-2 mins.
- In the meantime, heat a large pan with a glug of olive oil. Stir in the shrimps and cherry tomatoes and cook for about 3-4 mins, until the prawns are cooked through. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
- Drain the zoodles and add fold them into the pan with the other ingredients. Mix in the pesto and remove from the heat.
- Scatter crumbled feta and basil leaves all over, and top with grated lemon zest. Serve immediately.
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