Make the lemon basil dressing in a blender combine, 1/8 cup sliced almonds, 1 garlic clove, 1 shallot, red pepper flakes, 1/2 cup olive oil, red wine vinegar and lemon zest. Pulse on medium until evenly combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper as needed and set aside.
Place the remaining 1/8 cup almonds in a small skillet over medium high heat to toast. Shake pan every few seconds, until the almonds turn just golden brown. Remove almonds from heat and set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp for 6 to 8 minutes until fully cooked and pink, and add 2 heaping spoonfuls of the lemon basil dressing into shrimp and toss to combine. Transfer the seasoned shrimp to a clean bowl and set aside.
Using a mandolin or vegetable spiralizer, cut zucchini into thin spaghetti shaped noodles. Add zucchini noodles to the same pan used for the shrimp and saute together for 2 minutes over a medium heat until just tender.Season the zucchini noodles with salt and pepper and then toss with an additional 2 heaping spoonfuls of the lemon basil dressing. Turn the heat off. Reserve any extra lemon basil dressing for a future recipe.
Toss the seasoned shrimp together with the zucchini noodles and cherry tomatoes. Top with the toasted sliced almonds. Serve immediately.
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