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Za'atar Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice

Za'atar Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice is a flavor combination of zesty herbs, lemon, and nuttiness. Za'atar is an amazing spice blend for low carb cooking.
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, keto friendly, low calorie, Low carb, weeknight diner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Laura Franco


  • 1 lb. raw devained and shelled shrimp
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon - about 3-4 TBS.
  • 3 TBS Za'atar seasoning mix
  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower rice
  • 6-8 majdool dates
  • 2 ounce bag pine nuts
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


For the Cauliflower Rice:

  • Heat 1 TBS of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the onion and garlic and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the frozen cauliflower rice and stir.
  • Cook cauliflower rice for 5 minutes.
  • Add  2 TBS za'atar, dates, and 1/2 of the lemon juice.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes.

For the Shrimp:

  • Heat 1 TBS olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add the shrimp and 1 TBS za'atar and the remainder of the lemon juice.
  • Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until shrimp is tanslucent.

To serve:

  • Place the prepared cauliflower rice in a serving dish.
  • Top with toasted pine nuts.
  • Add shrimp.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve with pita bread or naan bread.