Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles - a simple low carb / keto dish that comes together in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic, keto, lemon, low carb, shrimp, zoodles, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 204 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4-5 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 lb jumbo raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp butter OR ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Using a spiralizer, vegetable peeler or a mandoline, make the zucchini noodles. Then, set aside. (You can also sprinkle with salt for 10-15 minutes to remove some moisture - this helps prevent the zoodles from getting soggy.
  2. Heat the butter (or oil) in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes undisturbed.
  3. Add the garlic, then flip the shrimp and allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until pink and no longer translucent. Add lemon juice, Italian seasoning, paprika and chili flakes (if using). Use tongs to gently transfer shrimp to a plate leaving the sauce in the pan.

  4. Add zucchini to the pan and toss for about 30 seconds to a minute to coat. Add the shrimp back to the pan and toss again until everything is warmed through (do not overcook to avoid zucchini noodles from getting soggy).
  5. Remove from heat and serve hot with a sprinkle of parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.