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Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta

This dish starts with a creamy avocado sauce with roasted tomatillos and a touch of spicy heat from a jalapeno chili pepper. Up next is the star of the show, some simple, finger licking good, taco lime grilled shrimp! The shrimp is marinated in a mixture of lime juice and a home made taco seasoning before being skewered up and grilled to perfection. Up next are some cherry tomatoes that are roasted until they are charred and tender but still burst in your mouth juicy! Everything is tossed with some light and healthy zucchini noodles for a oh so tasty Creamy Avocado Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Taco Lime Grilled Shrimp!

 

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INGREDIENTS

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 box Cece’s™ Veggie Co. Zucchini Spirals
  • 1 pound cherry/grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups creamy avocado and tomatillo sauce (see below)

For the Creamy Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce:

  • 2 medium tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • salt to taste

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Directions

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Lightly saute the zucchini noodles in a pan over medium heat until just tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Toss the zucchini noodles, avocado sauce, roasted tomatoes and grilled shrimp and enjoy!

For the Creamy Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce:

  1. Broil the tomatillo, jalapeno and onion until slightly charred and blackened on sides, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Puree everything in a food processor and season with salt to taste.

Prep time: 35 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 65 mins.

 

Original blog by Kevin Lynch from Closet Cooking! Follow on Facebook and Instagram!

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