Optavia Grilled Shrimp Recipes

Finish this lean and green Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits recipe to enjoy an ideal American dinner on schedule. Shrimp and grits is a wonderful traditional Southern cuisine that originated in the Lowcountry of the coastal Carolinas and Georgia. This lean and green version with riced cauliflower is typically served as a breakfast dish.

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Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp with Lemon Basil Dressing 🔗

Zucchini Noodles, or zoodles, are an excellent way to increase your daily veggie intake and this Zoodles & Grilled Shrimp w/Lemon Basil Dressing recipe will keep you on plan and wondering why you haven’t been making noodles this way sooner!

OPTIONS: Use a mandolin or vegetable spiralizer to create zucchini noodles.

Prep: 0 10

Total: 0 22


  • 1 lbs Raw Shrimp
  • 2 1/2 cup Zucchini
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup Basil
  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 1 small Garlic Cloves
  • 1 medium Shallot
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest


  1. Make the lemon basil dressing in a blender combine
  2. 1/8 cup sliced almonds
  3. 1 garlic clove
  4. 1 shallot
  5. red pepper flakes
  6. 1/2 cup olive oil
  7. red wine vinegar and lemon zest. Pulse on medium until evenly combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper as needed and set aside.
  8. Place the remaining 1/8 cup almonds in a small skillet over medium high heat to toast. Shake pan every few seconds
  9. until the almonds turn just golden brown. Remove almonds from heat and set aside.
  10. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp for 6 to 8 minutes until fully cooked and pink
  11. and add 2 heaping spoonfuls of the lemon basil dressing into shrimp and toss to combine. Transfer the seasoned shrimp to a clean bowl and set aside.
  12. Using a mandolin or vegetable spiralizer
  13. cut zucchini into thin spaghetti shaped noodles. Add zucchini noodles to the same pan used for the shrimp and saute together for 2 minutes over a medium heat until just tender.Season the zucchini noodles with salt and pepper and then toss with an additional 2 heaping spoonfuls of the lemon basil dressing. Turn the heat off. Reserve any extra lemon basil dressing for a future recipe.
  14. Toss the seasoned shrimp together with the zucchini noodles and cherry tomatoes. Top with the toasted sliced almonds. Serve immediately.


Can you eat shrimp on Optavia diet?

Cod, flounder, haddock, orange roughy, grouper, tilapia, mahi mahi, tuna (yellowfin steak or canned in water), wild catfish, crab, scallops, shrimp, lobster, buffalo, elk, and deer are examples of game meat. Ground turkey or other meat should be at least 98% lean. Turkey should be light meat.

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