15 Healthy Shrimp Recipes

15 Healthy Shrimp Recipes

If you’re looking for quick and easy dinner recipes to add to your meal plan, shrimp are a great option. A 3-ounce serving of shrimp has just 84 calories and provides 20 grams of protein. And shrimp is ridiculously easy to cook, so you can have a healthy and filling meal ready in minutes. Looking for healthy shrimp recipe ideas? Stock up on some frozen shrimp and add these recipes to your dinner rotation!

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1. Shrimp Linguine with Burst Tomatoes and Parsley

shrimp recipes - linguine

It only takes five minutes of prep work to create this fresh and flavorful pasta dish. Swap the linguine for a healthier pasta alternative (like chickpea pasta or black bean spaghetti) and top it with cherry tomatoes, garlic, and white wine.

Get the recipe at Inside the Rustic Kitchen.

 

2. Broiled Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa, Tomatoes and Spinach

lemon garlic shrimp with quinoa

Basil, garlic, and fresh-squeezed lemon add flavor to this shrimp dish. Double or triple the recipe, and you can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a simple meal prep lunch later in the week — it’s just as delicious as a cold dish!

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

3. Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Sauce

shrimp recipes - grilled shrimp tacos

Cook these fajita-seasoned shrimp on a griddle, then whip up a simple salsa with fresh diced tomatoes, red onion, avocado, and lime juice. With 26 grams of protein per serving, this shrimp taco recipe will keep you feeling satisfied. (If you add the optional drizzle of chipotle cream sauce, make sure you go light with it.)

Get the recipe at Berly’s Kitchen.

 

4. Instant Pot Shrimp Fajitas

Make these super easy shrimp fajitas when you need a quick and healthy dinner idea on a busy weeknight. This easy, one-pot “dump dinner” — made with shrimp, onion, and bell peppers — can be ready in just 15 minutes.

Get the recipe at Nourish Plate.

 

5. Shrimp Caprese Salad with Honey Balsamic Reduction

Shrimp pair perfectly with creamy bites of mozzarella and ripe cherry tomatoes in this gorgeous dish topped with a honey balsamic reduction sauce.

Get the recipe at Seasoned Sprinkles.

 

6. 20-Minute Asian Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe

Love Asian flavors and heat? You’ll enjoy this six-ingredient shrimp recipe with a glaze made from soy sauce, sriracha, and mirin (a slightly sweet and tangy rice wine). Don’t skip the sesame seeds at the end — they add satisfying crunch.

Get the recipe at The Mini Chef.

 

7. Shrimp Fritters with Spicy Sriracha Mayo

Inspired by Japanese savory okonomiyaki and Korean seafood pancake recipes, these healthy shrimp fritters are gluten-free and grain-free. The leftovers also travel well in lunchboxes the next day!

Get the recipe at Irena Macri.

 

8. Garlic Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini Noodles

This simple four-ingredient dish packs a whopping 32 grams of protein per serving. And the zoodles and shrimp cook quickly, so you don’t have to stand around the stove hungrily waiting to devour your dinner.

Get the recipe at Openfit.

 

9. Salmon and Shrimp Pasta

Load up on heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids with a duo of seafood in this healthy shrimp pasta recipe that’s loaded with yummy spices. Use chickpea pasta instead of whole wheat pasta to make it even healthier!

Get the recipe at Diabetes Strong.

 

10. Jamaican Shrimp and Cabbage

Get the flavors of the Caribbean without leaving your kitchen with this gluten-free dish that boasts a kick of heat thanks to scotch bonnet pepper. (If you don’t like serious spice, sub in something milder, like a jalapeño. And when you’re shopping for ingredients, keep in mind “cho cho” is more commonly called chayote in the U.S.)

Get the recipe at That Girl Cooks Healthy.

 

11. Thai Shrimp Salad

This crisp salad is made with pan-fried spiced shrimp and loads of veggies, including fresh spinach and shelled edamame. Sliced almonds and wonton strips add delicious crunch. (Just go easy on the wonton strips — or skip them altogether to reduce the calorie content.)

Get the recipe at The Good Hearted Woman.

 

12. Honey Sriracha Shrimp and Veggie Meal Prep

Say hello to your new favorite meal prep recipe — the honey sriracha sauce takes the flavor over the top. Customize it with any vegetable you like, and serve over brown rice or cauliflower rice for a heartier meal.

Get the recipe at The Fitchen.

 

13. Grilled Shrimp Pineapple Skewers

It doesn’t get much easier than threading shrimp, fresh pineapple, and bell peppers onto wooden skewers and tossing them onto the grill for an easy summer meal. Be sure to remove the shells (except for the tails) to help the shrimp cook evenly.

Get the recipe at Urban Bliss Life.

 

14. Cilantro Pistachio Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Need date night dinner ideas? This recipe will make you feel like you’re dining at a fancy Italian restaurant. Pesto made with roasted pistachios, olive oil, fresh cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice adds zip and a hint of spice to this healthy shrimp recipe. Serve this over bean pasta or zoodles for extra nutrients.

Get the recipe at Ambitious Kitchen.

 

15. Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

Looking for a super-easy dinner idea? This healthy shrimp recipe — made with canned tomatoes and a mix of herbs and spices — can be ready in 20 minutes. Serve it over quinoa or veggies.

Get the recipe at Babaganosh.

Kelsey Ogletree

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Kelsey Ogletree is a Chicago-based journalist writing about wellness, travel and food for publications like Shape, Cooking Light, Robb Report and AARP. When she's not writing, find her scoping out the latest in healthy snacks and whipping up new recipes for family and friends. Follow her on Twitter.