Cilantro Lime With Zucchini Noodles

by Dena
(Frankfurt, Germany)


HI everyone,

Here is a good bariatric dinner recipe I found online. I’ve had this quite a few times since I had my gastric sleeve.
I usually avoid oils but this recipe is delicious and it is low carb and helps me meet my protein needs. Enjoy!


1 lb (450g) shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 + 1 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of 1 1/2 lime
3 medium zucchini, spiralized or cut into noodles
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


1. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon cilantro, honey, lime juice and lime zest. Add uncooked shrimp and toss to mix well. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the drained shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, flip, and add the marinade. Cook for 1 more minute and set the shrimp aside.

3. In the same skillet add vegetable broth to deglaze and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini noodles and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and adjust seasoning. Toss everything and serve immediately topped with additional cilantro, enjoy!

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