Zucchini Noodles with Garlicky Shrimp - Recipe & Video

Zucchini Noodles with Garlicky Shrimp: Amazingly tasty and filling pasta substitute, perfect for diabetics on anyone on a low carb diet.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine keto, lchf
Keyword diabetic, easy, keto, light, low calorie, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 4 medium [600 gr] zucchini
  • 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 large head [80 gr] of garlic , crushed
  • 2 cups [100 gr] of spinach , packed
  • 2 doz [600 gr] large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup [20 gr] of chopped basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes (or more, to taste - optional)


  • Making zucchini noodles: Chop and discard the ends of the zucchini. Slice with a potato peeler. Discard the top and bottom slices that are almost all peel. Arrange the slices one on top of the other, and cut into very fine strips with a knife. I also own this cutter (affiliate link) that makes making vegetable noodles a piece of cake.
  • Cooking the shrimp: Heat oil over low heat. Add garlic and stir. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 5 minutes (make sure it does not burn). Stir in the spinach. Cover and cook until the spinach are a bit wilted (3-5 mins). Stir in the shrimp, followed by basil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp start turning pink.
  • Cooking the zucchini noodles: Add and stir noodles into the pan. Cover and simmer until the noodles are wilted but still "al dente" (3-5 mins). Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste if needed. Sprinkle with chili flakes to taste.
  • Serving: Serve immediately, you don't need salad (plenty of greens in it), but some arugula and tomato go well with it, should you choose to serve a salad.



Nutritional Analysis

Bajo en carbohidratos
High in phosphorus
High in vitamin A
High in vitamin B6
High in vitamin B12
Very high in vitamin C


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 378mg | Sodium: 1495mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2980IU | Vitamin C: 47.2mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 5mg