These Low Carb Keto Shrimp Zucchini Boats are grilled for a light, healthy Summer meal that is keto and paleo friendly. Under 200 calories too!
PIN Low Carb Keto Shrimp Zucchini Boats On The Grill
Is it just me or are grilled shrimp just the EPITOME of summer food?
I also have to mention that I am not a “low carb person” but I SO SO SO dig these. Grilled zucchini is also extra summery and then there are these tart bursts of fresh lemon and this herbaciousness (is that a word?) that just gets me not even a little bit mad that there are no carbs here.
Still might make some air fryer roasted potatoes for the side though 😉
Why You’ll Love this Recipe
Do you ever find a recipe for something DELISH that just checks all the boxes off? You know, something that is super healthy but doesn’t lack in flavor or texture, and on top of all that, tastes delicious?! This recipe uses shrimp and zucchini and a bunch of veggies to create an amazing meal that you will LOVE! It’s simple to make, good for you, packed with protein, and is the perfect light summery meal to eat with your family or to serve to guests! It’s also a great, low carb keto meal choice, as are easy low carb keto stir fry and easy middle eastern keto chicken thighs!
Shrimp Zucchini Boats Ingredients
This is one of those recipes that you’ll feel so SO good about enjoying! It’s packed with nutritious proteins and vegetables and seasoned to perfection for a burst of flavor! You won’t be missing the carbs with this satisfying meal. Here’s what you’ll need to make it a reality:
- Olive Oil
- Cayenne Pepper
- Onion, roughly chopped
- Cauliflower Florets, cut into bite sized pieces
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Fresh Basil, minced
- Fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Lemon Zest
What kind of shrimp works best for Zucchini Shrimp Boats
When cooking up dinner for your crew, it’s fun to get creative with ingredients and spices to bring that flavor out and keep your meals new and exciting! For this recipe, I recommend using fresh shrimp. However, if you only have frozen shrimp, it’ll work great as well. Just be sure to completely thaw it out before cooking!
How to make Shrimp Zucchini Boats
You might think that with a flavorful, unique and tasty recipe, it MUST be difficult to make. NOPE! This recipe is simple to put together as well as being a home run on taste! Here’s how:
Place your grill basket on the BBQ and preheat it on high heat for about 10 minutes.
Prepare the Zucchinis
Slice your zucchinis in half lengthwise and scrape out some of the inside, creating a boat. Be sure to leave some as the zucchini will soften when it’s cooking. Brush the zucchinis with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and some cayenne pepper.
In a large bowl, place the chopped onions and sliced asparagus. Pour on the oil, add the garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Toss the veggies to evenly coat them.
Grill the Veggies
Place the onions and asparagus in the grill basket, lowering the heat to medium-high. Place the zucchinis, cut side down, on the grill next to the basket. Allow the veggies to cook, about 10 minutes, until the veggies are getting charred and grill marks have formed. Flip the zucchinis halfway and stir the veggies at the same time. Once cooked, cover the veggies and set aside.
Rice the Cauliflower
In a large food processor, place the cauliflower and process until it is broken down and resembles rice. Place it in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 5-6 minutes, or until tender.
Grill the Shrimp
Bring the heat of the grill back up to high. Toss the shrimp with oil, honey, pepper and salt, ensuring everything is evenly coated. Cook them until nicely charred.
Dice the onion and asparagus and add them to the riced cauliflower. Toss in remaining olive oil, fresh lemon juice and basil. Season with salt and pepper and scoop the mixture into the zucchinis. Place the shrimp on top and garnish with lemon zest. Serve it up and DEVOUR this shrimp zucchini!
How to Grill Shrimp
Once your shrimp is tossed in the oil, honey, pepper and salt, place them directly onto the grill. You’ll want them to cook until they are nicely charred and opaque. Make sure to flip them halfway through the grilling time. Shrimp never tasted so good!!
Other Healthy Shrimp Recipes
I also shared the Grilled Stuffed Zucchini With Shrimp Recipe over on Food Fanatic, so be sure to check it out there!
FOR THIS RECIPE, I RECOMMEND:
3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving
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