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Chimichurri Shrimp Saute
with blistered tomatoes / zucchini noodles

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
This meal is colorful, fresh, and can be easily customized with any vegetables you have on hand. It got great reviews when first featured in 2017.


Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Cilantro leaves - 1/3 cup , chopped
  • Parsley - 1/4 cup , chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Shallots - 1 clove , chopped
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp , drained and rinsed
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1/3 cup
Chimichurri Shrimp Saute:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Bell peppers, red - 1 , diced
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup , halved
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Chimichurri sauce (ingredients listed separately) - ~1/2 cup
Zucchini Noodles:
  • Zucchini - 1 lb , spiralized, peeled into strips, or chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp


  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Make chimichurri sauce - (Double if making Wednesday’s meal.) Combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, shallots, capers, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and oil (portion for chimichurri) in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add some additional oil if the sauce is too thick to blend easily. Season to taste with some salt or some more lime juice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Bell peppers / Tomatoes - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini - Turn zucchini into 'noodles' with a spiralizer or peel off strips with a peeler. (Note: If you prefer, you can also chop zucchini to saute.) (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add oil (portion for the zucchini noodles) and then noodles with a pinch of salt. Saute just until noodles are tender, 1 to 2 minutes (if using chopped zucchini, 3 to 4 minutes). Set aside and return wok to heat.
  2. Add oil (portion for the shrimp) then tomatoes and bell peppers with a pinch of salt. Saute until peppers are tender and tomatoes are blackened in spots, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp to vegetables and saute until shrimp is opaque, 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Remove wok from heat and stir in chimichurri.
  5. Serve chimichurri shrimp and vegetables over zucchini noodles. Enjoy!



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