Avo-Fredo Zoodles - Avocado Alfredo Zucchini Noodles

Avocado shrimp zoodle recipe

"Zoodles" or zucchini noodles, are a fresh and lower carbohydrate alternative to pasta noodles. This savory recipe pairs them with a creamy, dairy-free avocado Alfredo sauce for a healthy meal for all ages.

Nutrition Facts

Avo-Fredo Zoodles - Avocado Alfredo Zucchini Noodles

CaloriesCalories

302 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

19g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5g Per Serving
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Calories 302
Total Fat 22.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.0 g
Cholesterol 119 mg
Sodium 108 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 19 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 3 fat

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   1 1/2 cups

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil (extra virgin preferred, divided use)
  • 15-20 peeled, raw, medium shrimp (rinsed, patted dry)
  • 2 to 3 medium to large unpeeled zucchini, ends trimmed
  • 1 medium avocado (peeled, pitted, cut)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 medium garlic cloves

Directions

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  1. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the shrimp for about 4 minutes, or until pink on the outside, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Transfer the shrimp to a large bowl. Cover to keep warm. Wipe the skillet with paper towels.
  2. Put the zucchini on a cutting board. Using a spiralizer, julienne peeler, or mandoline, make zoodles from the zucchini.
  3. In the same skillet, still over medium heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, swirling to coat the bottom. Put the zoodles in the skillet.
  4. In a food processor, process the avocado, basil, lemon juice, and garlic until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  5. Stir the sauce into the zoodles. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the zoodles are tender and the sauce is heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in the shrimp. Cook for 1 minute.