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Get Inspiralized: Skinny Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be predictable. How many egg white omelettes and whole-wheat veggie wraps can we really eat? Luckily, there’s a new cooking method in town called spiralizing. Not only is it quick and easy to do, it offers a new way of thinking about eating vegetables!

Skinny Basil-Caesar Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

Using a kitchen countertop tool called the spiralizer, you can create noodles out of vegetables. By using vegetable noodles instead of regular noodles, you are saving hundreds of calories and dozens of carbs while unknowingly eating a big bowl of veggies!

Inspiralized Skinny Basil-Caesar Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

Spiralized meals are low-fat, low-calorie, low-carb, gluten-free, kid-friendly, paleo and great for diabetics. The spiralizer makes three different “noodle” shapes: linguine, thick spaghetti and ribbons. The best part? The noodles taste just like the real deal!

Zucchini is the most common vegetable used, but zucchini pasta is only the beginning. Anything that can be loaded onto the spiralizer can be converted into noodles: butternut squash, onions, carrots, apples, pears, potatoes, cucumbers and more!

Inspiralizer's Skinny Basil-Caesar Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

For daily recipe inspiration and more information on how to use a spiralizer (and where to get one), visit, a blog dedicated to spiralized cooking!

In the meantime, here’s a recipe for a spiralized “salad,” featuring cucumber ribbons, whole wheat croutons and a low-cal version of Caesar dressing. Ditch the lettuce and use cucumbers – they’re crunchier and more refreshing!

Skinny Basil-Caesar Cucumber Noodles with Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1


    For the dressing:
  • 5 cranks from the peppercorn grinder
  • 4 Tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 1 anchovy filet
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • For the rest:
  • 4 medium-sized shrimp, rinsed, peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil, for dabbing
  • extra parmigiano-reggiano cheese to garnish
  • cooking spray


  • Toast the bread, careful not to burn. When done, dab with olive oil and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until creamy.
  • Spiralize your cucumber, using the ribbon blade. Pat down lightly with paper towels to absorb moisture.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and garlic powder evenly. Cook for 3 minutes, flipping over after 2 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque.
  • Place the cucumber noodles into a bowl and pour in 3 tbsp of the dressing. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  • Top dressed noodles with croutons, cheese shavings and shrimp. Enjoy!
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