Pesto Courgette Noodles with Prawns

Pesto Courgette Noodles with Prawns

Pesto Courgette Noodles With Prawns

February 14, 2019
: Serves 4
: 10 min
: 10 min
: Easy

A super quick and easy dinner to whip up! Just make sure you have some pesto and frozen prawns around and a few fresh zucchini and that's all you need. It's a lighter version than using pasta. You'll feel satisfied but not too full by swapping out the starchy carbs (pasta) for veggies (zucchini noodles)!


  • 4 courgettes, spiralized or sliced thinly
  • 350 grams fresh or frozen prawns (tails and heads removed)
  • 100-150 grams basil pesto
  • Small punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 50 grams parmesan or feta, grated or crumbed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided into 2
  • salt and pepper
  • one lemon
  • Step 1 Cut ends off courgettes. Use a spiralizer to turn washed courgettes into noodles or slice thinly with a vegetable peeler. Add salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Step 2 Chop the tomatoes in half.
  • Step 3 Shave or grate parmesan and put aside.
  • Step 4 After letting sit for 5 minutes, squeeze out the excess water from the courgette through a muslin or paper towel.. be careful not to tear it!
  • Step 5 Heat a frying pan and add 1 tbsp olive oil.
  • Step 6 Season shrimp with salt and pepper and cook in pan until just done – 2-3 minutes. If fresh then only until the colour has changed. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Step 7 Add the remaining oil and garlic and cook for a minute before adding the courgette noodles and cook for 2-7 minutes (depending on the heat of your pan) seasoning with salt and pepper. Do not overcook!
  • Step 8 Add the prawns, tomatoes and pesto and stir.
  • Step 9 Cook and stir until all is mixed and heated through. Not too long or the noodles will be overcooked.
  • Step 10 Portion into bowls and sprinkle the cheese on each serving and serve with a slice of lemon

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