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Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp

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Delicious Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp. A grain free, healthy option that's full of flavor! | This Gal Cooks

When there’s food involved, there are most always good things to be said and good times to be had. Much of my life centers around food and good times. I like to eat good food, I like to have a good time and I love to enjoy good beer.

To me, good food is any food that tastes good. DUH! My loves range from juicy cheeseburgers to succulent scallops to overnight oatmeal parfaits. I try to incorporate many healthy dishes that don’t lack in the flavor department. These cucumber noodle bowls with sesame shrimp do not disappoint my taste buds!

Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp

Cucumber noodle bowls are a simple, grain free option that can be served in place of pasta or rice. Tossing the cucumber noodles with ponzu sauce and topping with sesame shrimp creates a delicious, healthy meal that can be served during lunch or dinner.

If you can get your hands on wild caught shrimp, I recommend it. The quality and flavor of wild caught shrimp cannot be replaced by farm raised shrimp.

Cucumbers are a staple in my house. I use them in smoothies, salads, appetizers and for snacking. I love that they are low in carbohydrates and rich in Vitamin A and Potassium. Making cucumber noodles and using them in place of rice and pasta will eliminate consumption of grains and gluten and save you a few calories, too. I do eat rice and pasta but lately, I’ve been replacing some grains with veggies in order to incorporate more veggies into my diet.

Don’t worry. If you’re craving a delicious bowl of pasta, I’ll be sharing a veggie packed pasta dish soon.

For now, I suggest enjoying these cucumber noodle bowls.

Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp

Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


Shrimp Marinade

  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium tamari or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled (use wild caught, if available)


  • 1 1/2 large cucumbers
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • Sriracha sauce for garnish


    Shrimp Marinade

    1. In a mixing bowl, Whisk together the Tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey and sriracha. Place the shrimp in the bowl with the marinade and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour.
    2. Spiralize the cucumber noodles. Place in a large mixing bowl, add pinch of salt and toss to coat.
    3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly spray with cooking spray or add a small amount of olive oil to the pan. Add the shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds, no more than 1 tbsp. Set aside.
    4. Toss the cucumber noodles with the ponzu sauce. Divide and place into serving bowls. Top with the shrimp and then drizzle with sririacha sauce, if desired.
    Nutrition Information:

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 1556mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Protein: 20g

    Delicious Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp. A grain free, healthy option that's full of flavor! | This Gal Cooks

    Delicious Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp. A grain free, healthy option that's full of flavor! | This Gal Cooks


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    31 comments on “Cucumber Noodle Bowls with Sesame Shrimp”

    1. Congrats on your new site! I can’t wait to follow along. I am getting a spiralizer soon and can’t wait to try this noodle bowl. I have a bunch of cucumbers in my garden right now waiting to be eaten!

      • Ah that’s awesome that you are growing cucumbers in your garden, Ashley! The spiralizer is great and I think you will love it. Thank you for stopping by! :)

    2. Congratulations on the new blog Julie! It looks great and these bowls look amazing!

    3. Congrats on the new blog Julie! It looks fantastic! Love these spiralized cucumber noodle bowls! They look delicious!

    4. Congrats on starting a new healthy blog Julie! I’m so excited to see all the recipes you come up with. This cucumber noodle and shrimp bowl is a great way to start, love it!

      • Thank you so much, Danae! I’m so excited about this new blog, but a little scared as well. Running two blogs will be a lot of work but I love it so I know I can do it. :)

    5. Congrats Julie! Will be looking forward to seeing your new recipes!

    6. It’s beautiful Julie! And this dish looks amazing, can’t wait to see what else you have cooked up for us!

    7. Congrats on your new site! This looks absolutely amazing…definitely up our alley here. Time to get that spiralizer out! I haven’t used it in a while.

    8. Looks amazing Julie – congrats on your new blog! Pinned!

    9. Love your new blog, Julie. (Loved the old one too) I cannot wait to see all the delicious and healthy food you cook up. This one is a winner. Love the ponzu sauce in the dressing.

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    11. This looks great! It’s been so hot here (California, Bay Area) that this sounds like a refreshing dinner. I’ve never heard of a spiralizer, what kind do you have? Can you recommend it?


      • Hi Maribel, thank you so much for stopping by and for your compliment. :) I feel your pain – I live in South Florida and it’s been one hot steam bath here lately! I use the Paderno Spiralizer, which can be purchased from a variety of online retailers, including Amazon. Here’s a link (not an affiliate link) so you can check it out. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! :)

        Take care!

    12. That shrimp looks A-MA-ZING. I always do zucchini noodles but am getting a bit bored. I bet cucumber noodles are so refreshing with this dish. Great post!

      • Cucumber noodles are great, Chrissa! I think you will like them. Thanks for the lovely compliment and for visiting. :)

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    14. Congratulations on getting your new site and vision going! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!


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    16. YUM!!! Way to rock it this week!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo!

    17. I have been looking for cucumber noodle recipes! Cannot wait tot try this.

    18. I made this recipe for supper tonight and it was delicious!! Used the smaller noodle plate on the spiralizer, and peeled the cucumbers first, as the ones I had weren’t organic.
      I loved this! So quick and easy to make, and doesn’t leave you feeling stuffed and heavy. I will make it again and again! Thanks!.