Courgetti Spaghetti with Tomato & Chilli Prawns

Many meals can be carb heavy, so I started seeking good, low-carb but nutritious alternatives. A friend of mine pointed me to courgette spaghetti! It was so simple and tasty and can be substituted for any pasta recipe. There are only 40 calories in a medium courgette, which means you can have as much as you like. It’s also delicious with chilli or bolognese!

Here’s the first recipe I tried! You’ll love it and I promise you won’t miss the pasta!

Here’s what you’ll need:

250g raw king prawns

4 plum tomatoes, diced

2 cloves garlic, sliced

2 courgettes

2 handfuls rocket

2 tbsp olive oil

1 red chilli, sliced

1 onion, diced

Juice of a lemon ( juice)

1 tbs paprika

1 heaped tsp dried basil

Salt & pepper

To make the spaghetti you ideally need a julienne peeler (as shown in the photo). If you don’t have one and want to buy one (it’s worth it!!) here is a link:

Veg A Spin


  • Use the julienne peeler to peel your courgette into spaghetti strands

  • Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a large frying pan on a low- medium heat, and add your courgette spaghetti. Heat through, stirring occasionally, and add a squeeze of lemon juice.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in another frying pan, and fry the onion, garlic and tomato purée for 30 seconds.

  • Add the chilli and tomatoes, and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Add the prawns, paprika and dried basil with 2 tablespoons of water and cook for around 3 minutes, or until pink and cooked through.

  • Then add your tomato prawns to the courgette spaghetti, and toss together until coated.

  • Take off the heat, and stir through the rocket. Season to taste.

  • Serve with a wedge of lemon.





Tasty isn’t it?! Enjoy!!



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