Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp

By Closet Cooking

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Light zucchini noodles tossed in a creamy avocado and tomatillo sauce with taco lime grilled shrimp and juicy roasted tomatoes!

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FOR THE TACO LIME GRILLED SHRIMP:

  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (~2 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon oil

FOR THE CREAMY AVOCADO ZUCCHINI NOODLE PASTA WITH TACO LIME GRILLED SHRIMP:

  • 1 pound cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into noodles
  • 2 cups creamy avocado and tomatillo sauce (see below)

FOR THE TACO LIME GRILLED SHRIMP:

1. Marinate the shrimp in the mixture of the taco seasoning and lime juice and oil for 20 minutes.
2. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

FOR THE CREAMY AVOCADO ZUCCHINI NOODLE PASTA WITH TACO LIME GRILLED SHRIMP:

3.  Roast the tomatoes in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat, or broil under a broiler, until the tomatoes are charred and tender but still juicy, about 5-10 minutes.
4.  Lightly saute the zucchini noodles in a pan over medium heat until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.
5.  Toss the zucchini noodles, avocado sauce, roasted tomatoes and grilled shrimp and enjoy!

Option: For One-Pan: Make this a one-pan meal by pan searing the shrimp in the pan before the tomatoes and set aside, returning to the pan with the zucchini noodles.
Option: Top with crumbled bacon!!!
Option: Top with crumbled queso fresco or feta!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 407, Fat 22.3g (Saturated 4.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 1239mg, Sodium 305mg, Carbs 26.1g (Fiber 11.5g, Sugars 7g), Protein 31.2g