Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein

Have dinner ready in less than 20 minutes with this healthy lo mein with shrimp and zucchini noodles.  It’s loaded with veggies and perfect for busy weeknights. Paleo and gluten-free. 

Zucchini noodle and shrimp lo mein in a bowl with wooden chopsticks.

There’s really nothing better than quick, healthy meals that you can toss together in a single pan. Amirite? Well… I can think of a feeeew things, but seriously one-pan meals are such a lifesaver when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.

White bowl with healthy zucchini noodle and shrimp lo mein.

This flavorful and easy zucchini noodle shrimp lo mein. loaded with fresh veggies — garlic, onions, mushrooms and peppers, protein-packed shrimp and a pile of low-carb zucchini noodles. The sauce is super simple with just soy sauce (tamari or coconut aminos work if you’re gf), honey, sriracha, sesame oil and fresh ginger. The fresh ginger gives this dish a light spice with a hint of sweetness that ground ginger can’t provide. Don’t skip the fresh stuff!

Zucchini noodle and shrimp lo mein in a white bowl with wooden chopsticks.

Of course this zucchini noodle shrimp lo mein probably won’t taste exactly like lo mein from your favorite Chinese restaurant, but it’s absolutely delicious and healthy! Plus, you can make it faster than the time it would take to find the takeout menu from your kitchen junk drawer. <– After writing that I just realized I probably sound really old. No one keeps Chinese takeout menus in their kitchen anymore, do they? Nope, because there’s this thing called the internet and it has every food menu you could ever need.

Cooked shrimp and zucchini noodle lo mein in a large skillet.

Anyhow, I hope you love this zucchini noodle shrimp lo mein recipe as much as we do. It’s definitely an easy one that you’ll love having in your back pocket for busy weeknights!

Up close shot of zucchini noodles and shrimp in a large skillet.

If you make this shrimp and zucchini noodle lo mein please be sure to leave a comment and star rating letting me know how it turns out for you! Your feedback is helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers.

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Zucchini noodles, mushrooms, shrimp, red pepper lo mein in a pan.

Shrimp and Zucchini Noodle Lo Mein


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Description

Have dinner ready in less than 20 minutes with this healthy shrimp and zucchini noodle lo mein. It’s loaded with veggies and perfect for busy weeknights. Paleo and gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized with D blade (spaghetti noodle size)
  • 2 Tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha + extra for topping
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado, coconut or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 15 medium to large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • green onion, chopped

Instructions

  1. Spiralize zucchini noodles if you haven’t already.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients (soy sauce, ginger, honey, sriracha and sesame oil) in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add oil to a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant, stirring frequently to make sure garlic doesn’t burn. This should take about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, shrimp and sauce to the skillet and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Turn up heat a tiny bit and allow liquid to evaporate.
  5. Add spiralized zucchini noodles to the skillet and toss to combine. Cook for 1-2 minutes until zucchini noodles are just heated through. Do not overcook the zucchini noodles or they will start to release water and the lo mein will become watery.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Serve in two plates or bowls with chopped green onion and additional sriracha.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 261
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 25g

Keywords: shrimp and zucchini noodles, zucchini noodle lo mein

Last year, around this time, I teamed up with a few of my favorite bloggers to bring you a host of one-pan meal ideas. <– I shared this curried shakshuka, which is so delicious and still an EBF favorite. If you haven’t tried that recipe yet, DO IT. You will love. The one-pan meals we shared last year went over really well so today we’re teaming up for another round of must-make skillet meals. They’re all healthy, delicious and require only one pan. Hooray for easy clean-up! Ready to see the full lineup?

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    34 comments
    1. Kristina
      August 11, 2020 AT 7:28 am

      This was SO good! My husband loved it and asked me to make it again.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 11, 2020 AT 6:10 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad this dish was a hit, Kristina. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Kim
      August 9, 2018 AT 9:05 pm

      This was absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 13, 2018 AT 10:33 am

        So glad that you enjoyed it, Kim. Thanks for coming back to comment and let me know! 🙂

    3. Mary Cays
      August 3, 2018 AT 10:46 am

      Brittany, i’m old as dirt and DO have chinese takeout menus and others in my junk drawer. Had to laugh.

    4. Sherwood
      February 21, 2018 AT 11:55 pm

      How are zucchini noodles as leftovers or for meal prep? I’ve never dealt with them before.

    5. Lauren
      July 31, 2017 AT 10:07 pm

      if you made this dish vegetarian, how would you add protein without using tofu?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 1, 2017 AT 8:04 am

        I’d probably use tempeh, edamame, mushrooms, lentils or black beans. But you could also just load it up with extra veggies like broccoli and spinach… both of which have plenty of protein. Let me know if you end up trying a vegetarian version of the recipe!

    6. Andria Hall
      July 5, 2017 AT 1:47 pm

      This looks delicious, but I want to double check. The calorie count and carb nutritional info seems really high to me…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2017 AT 9:15 pm

        Thanks for noticing this, Andria. The nutrition facts were way off. Just updated them. 🙂

    7. Lexi
      February 22, 2017 AT 10:02 pm

      I can’t wait to make this!!!!

    8. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
      February 19, 2017 AT 8:48 am

      Hahaha, I totally have a Chinese menu in my junk drawer so I’m equally as old. Trying this out this week because without fail, I always have a zucchini surplus going on in my veg drawer. A little over ambitious with the zuke consumption apparently.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2017 AT 9:40 am

        Glad I’m not the only one! And you’ll have to let me know what you think if you give the recipe a try this week!!

    9. Tammy
      February 18, 2017 AT 2:01 pm

      This is such a gorgeous dish! All those bold colors and delicious flavors speak to right to me…love that’s it a one pan meal too! <3

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2017 AT 9:38 am

        Thank you, Tammy!

    10. Casey the College Celiac
      February 17, 2017 AT 10:44 pm

      YUM! Those colors look amazing. I’ve never been a huge shrimp fan, but this may convert me!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2017 AT 9:39 am

        You can always make it without shrimp as well. Any protein will work. 🙂

    11. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
      February 17, 2017 AT 8:54 pm

      Looks positively scrumptious Maria! And healthy to boot!

    12. Karen
      February 17, 2017 AT 8:51 pm

      this looks so healthy and yummy! I need to get a spiralizer soon.

    13. Lindsay Cotter
      February 17, 2017 AT 11:39 am

      I will forever be in love with zoodles and one pan meals. Which means I’m in love with this dish and you! Hehe. Mwah!

    14. Robin
      February 17, 2017 AT 10:08 am

      How do you do the zucchini fi you do not have a spiralizer? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 17, 2017 AT 10:15 am

        There are a couple options! You can ribbon it using a vegetable peeler. You can julienne it by using a sharp knife to cut the zucchini into long thin strips or a mandolin slicer. Or you could check you local grocery store for zucchini noodles. Many stores have them in the produce section with the pre-chopped veggies now! 🙂

    15. Maggie
      February 17, 2017 AT 9:21 am

      I totally do have Chinese takeout menus in my kitchen. But definitely going to try this. I have zucchini I need to use up!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 17, 2017 AT 10:11 am

        Love it! I knew there would be a few people who would get that reference. 🙂 I hope you like this recipe, Maggie.

    16. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
      February 17, 2017 AT 8:51 am

      I LOVE that you used zoodles for lo mein! I have a bunch of shrimp sitting around and now I know what to make!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 17, 2017 AT 10:12 am

        Only a food blogger would have a bunch of shrimp sitting around. 😉 Enjoy, Taylor.

    17. Izzy | pinch of delight
      February 17, 2017 AT 6:19 am

      This looks so good!
      Defiantly making it later. x
      Izzy |https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 17, 2017 AT 10:12 am

        Thanks Izzy.

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