Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp

Pesto Zoodles with Shrimp

Use a spiralizer to make your own zucchini noodles! Don’t have room for another tool? Use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin strips of zucchini for this healthy weeknight recipe, coming together in minutes in the microwave.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

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Prep Time

7 mins

Cook Time

2-3 mins

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Ingredients

  • 8 medium shrimp, trimmed and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • β…› teaspoon chili flakes
  • ΒΌ cup basil pesto
  • 2 cups spiralized zucchini (about 1 zucchini)
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, sliced
  • Balsamic vinegar or glaze, to taste (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add the shrimp, oil, and chili flakes into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. 
  2. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, or until the shrimp are partially cooked.
  3. Add the pesto and zucchini noodles and toss to combine. Continue cooking for 2 minutes (stirring halfway through), or until the shrimp are pink and the zoodles are tender. If needed, continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  4. Stir in the parmesan cheese and olives. Drizzle some balsamic vinegar to taste, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Substitute shrimp with tofu for a vegetarian main dish.
  • Use any pre-spiralized vegetable available at the store, like butternut squash or beets. 
  • Add a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche at the end to make the zoodles extra creamy!
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed