shrimp pad thai with zucchini noodles

whole30 shrimp pad thai

Enjoy a comforting bowl of Shrimp Pad Thai made in your own kitchen, without the starchy carbs or extra sugar. Chopsticks optional!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: low carb pad thai recipe, shrimp pad thai, whole30 pad thai recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 285kcal


for the pad thai sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon tamarind paste
  • ½ cup coconut aminos - or ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce - look for no sugar added when doing whole30
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes - optional

for the stir fry

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil - divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion - diced
  • 6 ounces raw shrimp - thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 4 stalks green onions - roughly chopped
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper - thinly sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper - thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot sticks
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 - 12 ounce packages frozen Zucchini Spirals - cooked to package directions
  • 2 eggs - lightly whisked
  • cilantro - lime wedges, jalapenos, crushed raw peanuts (or cashews), sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


  • To a small mixing bowl, whisk to combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • To a skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil on medium heat, once hot add yellow onion and stir to cook until fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add 6 ounces of raw shrimp, and cook 2-3 minutes, until cooked through, and shrimp turns pink. Remove shrimp from skillet and transfer to a bowl, as to not overcook
  • Add remaining olive oil (1 tbsp) and add in all veggies (green onions-zucchini) and mix to combine. Sauté 3-4 minutes.
  • Push everything to one side of the pan, pour 2 whisked eggs in on the other side. Scramble using spatula (add a pinch of extra oil if pan is too dry). Add shrimp back in.
  • Pour in pad thai sauce and combine everything in skillet together.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with crushed peanuts (or cashews), cilantro, etc.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 5g
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