Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles –  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in one pan in just 20 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination.

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in one pan in just 20 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination.

EASY GARLIC HONEY LIME SHRIMP AND ZOODLES

This easy Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles dish comes together in 20 minutes or less!

Aside from being low-carb, high-protein, and easy to make – the best part of this recipe is that you more than likely have all of the ingredients in your pantry. Let’s not forget how quickly shrimp cooks – approximately 5-6 minutes total! Which makes for the perfect meal on days that you know you’re going to be busy. Whatever helps to keep one from ordering takeout!

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in one pan in just 20 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination.

BALANCED LIFE | EATING

If you’ve followed my Instagram or blog, you know that I strive (as well as live for) quick and easy healthy meals. Not to say that I don’t enjoy and will post those indulging recipes – because I do and I will. HA. But I like to have a sense of balance with my diet. Depending on how I am feeling, I like to live either by the 80/20 rule or the 90/10 rule. For example: 80/20 – everything I eat within a week will be 80% healthy and mindful eating, where the remaining 20% will be somewhat indulging foods. Some weeks I am more strict with myself, whereas other weeks get away from me. You know those weekend getaways, vacations, and holidays with family? Yeah – those. Dishes like this help make up for them, as well as get me back on track.

Speaking of which, I am getting ready to head out on my very first backpacking trip this coming week. My husband and I are traveling to northern Michigan where I will hike and bike to my hearts content. But I will also enjoy some sushi, pizza, ice cream, and goodness knows what else – to my hearts content!

Life is about balance!

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in one pan in just 20 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination.

TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE ZUCCHINI NOODLES:

  • If your spiralizer cuts larger zoodles, cook for 3-4 minutes. If thinner, do not cook more than 1-2 minutes.
  • Don’t salt prior to cooking or even during cooking. Salt will help remove moisture, but leaves the zoodles a bit soggy and salty. We get enough salt in our diets!
  • You can eat the noodles raw or cooked. It’s entirely up to your taste preference.
  • Do not peel the zucchini prior to spiralizing it.

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Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in one pan in just 20 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination.

SPIRALIZER RECOMMENDATION

I received the Paderno Vegetable Slicer/Spiralizer 4 or 5 years ago as a gift from family at Christmas during the beginning stages of my blogging hobby. I had no clue what spiralizing was, so it sat in its box for a bit! But the moment I started using it – I was hooked. I couldn’t begin to tell you the number of zucchinis alone that I have put through this spiralizer. It never fails me in making the perfect zucchini noodles – as you can see pictured above!

So if you’re in the market for a spiralizer – this one works perfectly. I’m not a fan of the handheld spiralizers. My mother-in-law has one that we use up at the cottage, but we have come to find out that you can only fit small zucchini’s into it. Whereas with the Paderno Spiralizer, you can use any size zucchini. You’re not limited to a certain size.

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Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles

This Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles dish is not only easy and quick to make, but absolutely delicious. Cooked in one skillet and on your table in under 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Low-Carb, Shrimp, Zoodles, Zucchini, Zucchini Noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 542 kcal
Author Samantha Buckner

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic, 3 cloves
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • freshly chopped parsley, for garnishing

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine shrimp with 2 tablespoons olive oil, honey, lime juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Toss to thoroughly coat. Marinate for 15 minutes.

  2. Spiralize zucchini and set aside.

  3. Place a cast-iron skillet over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic - cooking until fragrant, approximately 1-2 minutes. Add in the shrimp without the marinade. Cook each side for 2 minutes. Add the marinade/sauce and cook for 1-2 more minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.

  4. Transfer shrimp and sauce to a plate. In the same skillet, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once heated, add the zucchini noodles and cook until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Add the shrimp back to the skillet to warm. 

  5. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately. If you love the taste of lime juice, I recommend squeezing a little extra over the top of the dish prior to garnishing.

Recipe Notes

*Marinating shrimp is optional. But like with any meats - marinading makes everything better!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 586mg 195%
Sodium 1831mg 76%
Potassium 719mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 31g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 63.5%
Calcium 36.7%
Iron 31.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in 15 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination. #shrimp #zoodles #zucchininoodles #lowcarb #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp and Zoodles -  the perfect low-carb, high-protein recipe that comes together in 15 minutes. Sweet, sticky, garlic lime cooked shrimp and zucchini noodles are the ultimate easy and healthy combination. #shrimp #zoodles #zucchininoodles #lowcarb #healthy | https://withpeanutbutterontop.com

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    Danielle

    I made This tonight and my bery picky husband loved it!