Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 30 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Chimichurri Shrimp Saute
with zucchini / avocados / tomatoes

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Chimichurri sauce elevates this quick shrimp saute. This meal got great reviews for simplicity and flavor when it was first featured in 2018.

Tags

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Shrimp and Zucchini Saute:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Zucchini - 16 oz, cubed
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Chimichurri (ingredients listed separately) - 1/3 cup
Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Parsley - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Shallots - 1 clove
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/3 cup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Make spice mix - Combine cumin, coriander, chili powder, and salt (portion for shrimp). (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make chimichurri sauce - (Skip if sauce was made ahead for Tuesday.) Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, capers, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and oil (portions for chimichurri) in a blender or a food processor. Add more oil if it’s too thick. Season to taste with salt or more lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini / Jalapenos - Prep as directed and store separately. (Remove seeds from jalapenos if you prefer less spice.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Avocados / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More

Make

  1. Heat a wok with oil (portion for saute) over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and saute until nearly tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp, jalapenos, and spice mix and saute until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes more. Season with some salt and pepper.
  3. Top shrimp and zucchini with tomatoes and avocados. Squeeze lime juice (portion for saute) over top. Finish with chimichurri. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (65)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (8)

44 reviews

My boyfriend doesn't like cilantro, so we made the chimichurri with only parsley-- still tasted great with a nice zing that added a lot to the tacos!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Apr 01, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good because - chimichurri. Next time might add tomato as well.

By: Angela
Posted: Mar 27, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I'm not always a huge shrimp fan, but it's really hard to go wrong with chimichurri sauce. I loved these the last time they were on the menu but remembered them being a bit messy to eat, so I did rice bowls instead of tacos this time - subbed rice for tortillas and followed the rest of the recipe as written.

By: Melissa
Posted: Mar 26, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Sauce was delicious, salsa was yum, shrimp great too! Will be making this one often.

By: Alicia
Posted: Mar 26, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't have cilantro or parsley but it was still delicious. Would be a good meal to serve to guests.

By: Felice
Posted: Mar 23, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

SO good. That chimichurri was amazing. I do think it could have used a side dish but we loved it!

By: Stephanie
Posted: Mar 22, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful