Pesto Shrimp on Zucchini Noodles

I love this recipe and it is one of my husband’s favorites.  It takes a bit of prep work to make the pesto, cut the zucchini noodles, and peel the shrimp, but once everything is ready, it cooks very quickly.  I like getting everything ready in advance and then it makes for a quick fancy meal.  Hope you enjoy!


Pesto Shrimp on Zucchini Noodles


2 cups fresh basil leaves

1/4 cup pine nuts

3 medium garlic cloves

1 lemon, juiced

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

4 zucchinis, spiralized

1 pound shrimp, peeled

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Make pesto: Combine basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic cloves, and lemon juice in food processor.  Process until combined.  Slowly drizzle in 1/3 cup olive oil while processing.  Stir in salt.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in stir fry pan.  Add shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add zucchini noodles and cook for another 2 minutes.  Add tomatoes and cook until shrimp is pink and vegetables are soft.  Add pesto and cook for about 1 minute until warm.
  • Enjoy!




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