Roasted Garlic & Herb Shrimp with Zoodles (GF)

A light and easy dinner idea that's quick and effortless to make.  Cut corners by buying already spiralized zucchini noodles, and throw a head of garlic in the oven to roast while you put the groceries away (and a bonus - use up some of those herbs in the garden too!).  In no time at all, you've got a fresh garlic herb sauce to use for this dish and everything else in between.


How to Roast Garlic

I used to think roasting a head of garlic was a very daunting task, but luckily for the both of us, it isn't anything close to daunting.  Here's what you do:

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Trim the top of the garlic off to expose the bulbs (like shown above)
  • Take a piece of tin foil and put the garlic head in, exposed bulbs facing up.  Drizzle generously with olive oil, then wrap it tightly. 
  • Place in the oven and let it roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the garlic has softened and become very fragrant.
  •  Once you let the garlic cool, squeeze the garlic from its skin into a bowl and voila!  Roasted garlic.  If you want whole, intact garlic bulbs, cut down the roasting time. 

Once you have the garlic roasted, it's just a quick stir of some lime juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes and fresh herbs like cilantro and basil.  Toss it in with the shrimp and zoodles and you're done.

Use this roasted garlic herb sauce for other meals like roasted veggies, grilled fish or even as a salad dressing with grilled swordfish or shrimp and summer veggies.

The Recipe

You can CLICK HERE for the recipe.  Enjoy!

Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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