Light and Zesty Lemon Garlic Prawn Scampi - Slimmr

Light and Zesty Lemon Garlic Prawn Scampi

Indulge in the bright and tangy flavours of our Light and Zesty Lemon Garlic Prawn Scampi. This dish is not only bursting with deliciousness but also remarkably light, coming in at under 400 calories per serving. Let’s start this quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for a satisfying weeknight meal!

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Lemon Garlic Prawn:

12 large prawns, peeled and deveined

2 cloves garlic, minced

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional, for a hint of heat)

For the Veggie-Packed courgette Noodles:

2 medium-sized courgettes (zucchini), spiralized into noodles (or use a vegetable peeler)

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

30grams cherry tomatoes, halved

30grams baby spinach leaves

Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)


1. Prepare the Lemon Garlic Prawn:

In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). This mixture will be your marinade.

Toss the peeled and deveined prawns in the marinade, ensuring they are well coated.

Let the prawns marinate for about 10 minutes to soak up the delicious flavours.

2. Cook the courgette noodles:

While the prawns are marinating, prepare the courgette noodles.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil.

Add the spiralized zucchini noodles and sauté for 3-4 minutes, tossing frequently, until they are tender but still crisp.

Season the noodles with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Sear the Lemon Garlic Prawns:

In a separate skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the marinated prawns and cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until they turn pink and slightly caramelized. Be careful not to overcook; prawns cook quickly!

4. Assemble the Dish:

Divide the sautéed courgette noodles between two plates.

Top the noodles with the seared lemon garlic prawns.

Scatter halved cherry tomatoes and baby spinach leaves over the dish.

Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and, if desired, a touch of grated Parmesan cheese for an extra layer of flavour.

5. Savour the Light and Zesty Delight!

This Light and Zesty Lemon Garlic Prawn Scampi with Veggie-Packed Courgette Noodles is a delightful, low-calorie dish that doesn’t skimp on flavour. With a fresh and tangy profile, this recipe will satisfy your taste buds while keeping your calorie count under 400 per serving. Enjoy this scrumptious meal any night of the week!