Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Zoodles with Shrimp & Avocado Pesto

We recently bought a spiralizer and it's quickly becoming my favorite cooking tool in the kitchen! I follow a Paleo diet 80% of the time so finding a delicious substitute for my beloved pasta is life-changing! I have made vegetable pasta with both zucchini & summer squash - both are amazing! In fact, I find them even more flavorful than traditional pasta. For this meal, I combined zucchini noodles (zoodles), shrimp & homemade avocado pesto - so delicious and healthy!

4 large zucchini, spiralized
olive oil
sea salt
black pepper
1 large avocado
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup walnuts
handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined

Spiralize zucchini and set aside on a paper towel to soak up any excess water.
In a food processor, add avocado, basil leaves, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice & sea salt. Pulse until finely chopped. Slowly add olive oil until creamy.
Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Then add zucchini noodles and any seasonings you like (I used garlic salt & black pepper). Cook for a few minutes until tender. 
In a separate large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil. Add shrimp and season with salt & pepper. Cook until they become plump and pink. 
In a large bowl, combine zoodles, pesto & shrimp. Serve warm and top with fresh Parmesan cheese. 


  1. I love zoodles! I have been meaning to make them with pesto. Thanks for the reminder! This looks so good.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. Good recipe
    Have a good day

  3. This looks so incredible. I have a spiralizer on my wishlist - I'd love to make this!


  4. OMG! This looks SO yummy! Such a great recipe, love!
    PS: Thank you SO much for your sweet pregnancy wishes! Words cannot describe how much they mean to me! I'm so glad we connected! Much love, always!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. You're so sweet - thanks Vanessa! So glad we connected too lady! x

  5. Ooooh this looks SO yummy! I love avocado + shrimp, so I'm game for this!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. I have always wanted to try zoodles! how fun!

  7. Zoodles are so fun and such a good substitute because I'm pasta obsessed! DEFINITELY trying out this recipe!

  8. This seriously looks so yummy! A definite must try!

  9. This look so good! I have to try this one!! Thanks for the recipe!
    Adi xx

  10. This looks delicious. I love zoodles, and am always looking for different ways to prepare them!

  11. I love pesto and shrimp combo! I'm definitely trying this recipe soon!


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