Paleo Shrimp Scampi

This Paleo Shrimp Scampi is made with just five ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect summer dinner!

*Originally published July 2015. Post and photos updated May 2019*


Hi Friends!

This Paleo Shrimp Scampi recipe is another oldie but goodie from the blog. Originally published back in 2015, it’s pretty much the perfect summer dinner. Ready in 15 minutes. Super easy to make and full of flavor. Plus it’s paleo and gluten-free. You could make it dairy-free by subbing oil for butter. 

In case you’re looking for more zoodle recipes, you should also check out my Shrimp Curry Noodle Bowls, Zoodles with Chicken and SpicyAlmond Butter Sauce or my Mexican Chicken and Veggie Bowls.

Paleo Shrimp Scampi


The ingredients for this Paleo Shrimp Scampi are super basic. It’s just butter, onions, garlic, shrimp and zoodles. All the flavor comes from the herbs! Lots of basil and oregano, some cayenne to spice it up a little and topped off with some fresh parsley.


Here’s how you make it:


Paleo Shrimp Scampi

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This Paleo Shrimp Scampi is made with just five ingredients and is ready in 15 minutes. Light and refreshing, it’s the perfect summer dinner!

  • Author: Lindsay L
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3-4 1x



  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/21 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound raw shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound)
  • 23 tbsp fresh parsley + squeeze of lemon (optional)


  1. Spiralize zucchini and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic, onion and spices and saute for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp and cook 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add zoodles to pan, stir to combine and cook 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  6. Stir in fresh parsley and lemon juice if using and serve


Optional- for more flavor you could add a little bit of white wine to the pan while cooking the onion mixture and top with grated parmesan cheese.

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That’s it! Pretty simple, right?!


Like I mentioned in the recipe notes – white wine and parmesan cheese will add a little more flavor if you choose to add them!



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