Main Dish | September 23, 2020

Zoodles Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Zoodles Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe is the perfect low carb meal. Zucchini noodles, that I like to call zoodles are the perfect alternative to pasta.  You get your noodle fix with non of the carbs!  Add a delicious sauce, shrimp, and peanuts for a Thai inspired dish with zero guilt.

A birds eye view of shrimp pad Thai recipe. The dish is prepared in a skillet which is resting atop a wooden cutting board.

What is Zoodles Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

Zoodles is a name given to noodle made from zucchini.  We’ve combined these vegetable ribbons with a Thai inspired sauce, scrambled eggs, and shrimp for a takeout quality meal without the guilt.

Zoodles being lifted out of a pan with chopsticks.

Spiralize!

I created my zucchini noodles using the KitchenAid 5 Blake Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice attachment for my KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This has been the funnest little gadget.  You can core and peel apples, create shoestring fries, shred carrots – and so much more! Pad Thai is characterized by rich, vibrant flavors, from funky to sour to sweet.

A close up of zoodles shrimp pad Thai recipe in a non stick skillet.

What Do I Need To Make This Zoodles Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe

For this recipe I used:

  • 5 zucchini
  • 1/2 a head of napa cabbage
  • fresh cilantro
  • green onions
  • garlic
  • lime
  • sugar
  • peanuts
  • garlic chili sauce
  • fish sauce
  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • olive oil
  • eggs
  • raw deveined shelled shrimp with the tail on

Including all of these greens really lightened up the dish and made it fresh and vibrant.

Ingredients needed for Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe arranged on a white sheet pan. The ingredients include cilantro, garlic, peanuts, sugar, Napa cabbage, zucchini, shrimp, and spices.

Making your Zoodles Pad Thai

Once your ingredients are prepped this dish comes together very fast!

1. Start by spiralizing your zucchini.  I prefer to use the KitchenAid 5 Blake Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice attachment, but there are many tools out there that can turn your zucchini into strings.

Preparing zucchini noodles with the Kitchenaid spiralizer attachment.

2. Rough chop your Napa cabbage and cilantro, dice your green onions.

3. Prepare the sauce by combining lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, chili garlic sauce, and peanut butter in a medium sized bowl.  Whisk until combined.  Don’t worry of the sauce isn’t smooth – it will melt when we heat it.

4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan.

5. Add shrimp and cool until pinked and opaque.  This will only take a few minutes. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.

Photos showing noodles pad thai being made in a cast iron skillet.

6. Add garlic to the pan and stir quickly until fragrant.

7. Add in Napa cabbage and do a quick stir.

8. Toss in your spiralized zucchini noodle.  Do another quick stir.

9. Move ingredients to the edges of the pan and pour in 4 slightly beaten eggs.  Do a quick scramble and toss with cabbage and zucchini.

Photos showing noodles pad thai being made in a cast iron skillet.

10. Return shrimp to pan.

11. Pour in prepared sauce. Toss to coat and heat thru. Turn off heat.

12. Add peanuts.

13. Add cilantro and green onion.  Serve immediately.

Photos showing noodles pad thai being made in a cast iron skillet.

This is the perfect lunch or quick dinner.  It will satisfy your thai craving without all of the carbs!

Zoodles Shrimp Pad Thai Recipe Q&A

How long does Zoodles Pad Thai Last?

Pad Thai and other popular takeout noodle dishes will generally last up to three days in the refrigerator. Due to heavy sauces that can contribute to a soggy texture, these dishes can sometimes taste bad before they actually go bad.

What’s A good side dish for shrimp pad thai?

Try a Wonton Chicken Salad! Other great appetizers include pork egg rolls.

Is pad thai spicy?

It can be spicy but generally the heat will not be in your face like many other dishes. It is more like a background flavour.

A 3/4 view of noodles pan Thai. There are zucchini noodle falling gout of the pan. The dish is garnished with lots of cilantro, and there are small dishes of peanuts and crushed red pepper to the side.

I have a ton of garden Zucchini!  Do you have more zucchini recipes?

We sure do!  Try out our:

Shrimp pad thai recipe in a ninja skillet. The dish is garnished with cilantro and peanuts. There are small dishes of peanuts and crushed red pepper to the side.

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A birds eye view of shrimp pad Thai recipe. The dish is prepared in a skillet which is resting atop a wooden cutting board.
Zoodles Pad Thai
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Zoodles pad Thai is a healthy spin on the classic Thai dish.  Enjoy all of the flavor with fewer carbs and no guilt.

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: spiralized zucchini recipe, zoodles pad thai
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 6 medium zucchini spiralized
  • 1/2 head of napa cabbage chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 eggs lightly scrambled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 bunch of green onions sliced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup of peanuts chopped
Sauce
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • juice from one lime
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Start by spiralizing your zucchini.  I prefer to use the KitchenAid 5 Blake Spiralizer with Peel, Core and Slice attachment, but there are many tools out there that can turn your zucchini into strings.
  2. Rough chop your Napa cabbage and cilantro, dice your green onions.
  3. Prepare the sauce by combining lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, chili garlic sauce, and peanut butter in a medium sized bowl.  Whisk until combined.  Don't worry of the sauce isn't smooth - it will melt when we heat it.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  5. Add shrimp and cool until pinked and opaque.  This will only take a few minutes. Remove shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add garlic to the pan and stir quickly until fragrant.
  7. Add in Napa cabbage and do a quick stir.
  8. Toss in your spiralized zucchini noodle.  Do another quick stir.
  9. Move ingredients to the edges of the pan and pour in 4 slightly beaten eggs.  Do a quick scramble and toss with cabbage and zucchini.
  10. Return shrimp to pan.
  11. Pour in prepared sauce. Toss to coat and heat thru. Turn off heat.
  12. Add peanuts.
  13. Add cilantro and green onion.  Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

How long does Zoodles Pad Thai Last?

Pad Thai and other popular takeout noodle dishes will generally last up to three days in the refrigerator. Due to heavy sauces that can contribute to a soggy texture, these dishes can sometimes taste bad before they actually go bad.

What's A good side dish for shrimp pad thai?

Try a Wonton Chicken Salad! Other great appetizers include pork egg rolls.

Is pad thai spicy?

It can be spicy but generally the heat will not be in your face like many other dishes. It is more like a background flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Zoodles Pad Thai
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 272mg91%
Sodium 1599mg70%
Potassium 876mg25%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 814IU16%
Vitamin C 59mg72%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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