Shrimp is a delicious and healthy protein to have grilled, on salads, or in pasta. It’s great for summer dinners or any time of the year if you’re trying to eat light. My favorite part about shrimp is how easy it is to cook! The shrimp itself usually only takes about 10-15 minutes and it’s done. Here are 18 healthy shrimp recipes to try!
1. Blackened Shrimp and Asparagus
Shrimp and asparagus are the perfect match! These delicious blackened shrimp with asparagus are the perfect versatile and fast weeknight meal. Flavorful, juicy shrimp team up with crisp-tender asparagus in this easy one-pan dinner everyone will rave about. Ready in 20 minutes or less, this shrimp recipe with asparagus cooks in just one pan and is low-carb, gluten-free, and keto-friendly. Enjoy!
2. Citrus Shrimp and Avocado Salad
This simple but totally flavorful shrimp salad makes the perfect meal-prep meal for lunch or dinner thanks to pan-seared citrus-flavored shrimp, creamy avocado, and the crunch of sliced almonds.
3. Healthy Shrimp Scampi
Healthy shrimp scampi combines the classic flavors of the dish with simple swaps like using zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of pasta for a lighter meal!
4. Cilantro Lime and Black Bean Shrimp and Rice Skillet
Craving something fresh this time of year? Try this Cilantro-Lime Shrimp with Black Bean Jasmine Rice – a delicious, easy recipe! Cook the shrimp in olive oil with minced garlic and then coated it with fresh lime juice and cilantro – YUM! The shrimp is then nestled on top of cilantro-lime black bean rice.
5. Shrimp Fried Rice
If you’re looking to make Chinese takeout at home, then this shrimp fried rice recipe is for you! It’s easy to put together and takes less than 30 minutes to make. It just doesn’t get better than shrimp, rice, veggies, and a flavorful sauce to go on top. Yum.
6. Shrimp Tacos
This easy shrimp tacos recipe is made with zesty shrimp, cilantro lime coleslaw, sliced avocado and a spicy chipotle crema. Kick them up a notch with homemade flour tortillas too, if you’d like!
7. Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers
These grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers are great to show off your grilling skills for a big crowd. They’re easy to make, and the pineapple adds a nice touch of sweetness. These are sure to be a big hit at any summer barbecue or cookout!
8. Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Bowl
If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice, there’s no better time than now! This recipe is simple, spicy, and deliciously healthy. The runny egg adds a little extra creaminess and flavor to the spicy shrimp. These ingredients are perfect together.
9. Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Time to get sassy, healthy cajun shrimp pasta style! Get ready for some whole wheat noodles tossed in a lightly spicy, creamy sauce, then loaded up with juicy sautéed shrimp and veggies. This slimmed-down recipe is ready in 30 and will have you dancing around your kitchen like you’re in downtown New Orleans.
10. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp With Zucchini Noodles
I recently jumped on the “zoodle” bandwagon, and I’ve been dying to try a recipe like this one. This lemon garlic butter shrimp with zoodles is easy and simple. It cooks in one skillet in just 10 minutes – guaranteed to impress!
11. Shrimp and Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing
There’s nothing better than a light and flavorful salad in the hot summer months. This recipe features spinach, almonds, red pepper, shrimp, and a beyond-yummy mustard bacon dressing. If you don’t want to grill the shrimp, roasting them in the oven is just as delicious.
12. Mediterranean Shrimp
This dish comprises of juicy shrimp baked in a garlicky tomato sauce alongside classic Mediterranean ingredients like artichokes and olives. Simmer it away under a shower of creamy feta cheese, and this turns into one of my favorite healthy shrimp recipes.
13. Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Shrimp
This creamy risotto, spiked with salty Parmesan and topped with sweet, juicy roasted shrimp, has a lot going for it. There’s the slight edge of fancy, as risotto is something many of us eat at restaurants but not at home. And yet it’s so comforting — a simple homestyle dish, really. It’s also not difficult.
14. Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet is the BEST 20 minute meal packed with awesome cajun flavor using shrimp, sausage, and summer veggies. This makes a great low-carb meal and is also great for meal prep!
15. Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewer
These easy grilled pesto shrimp skewers are made with homemade basil pesto – yum! These are so fresh and healthy you’ll want to make them all summer long.
16. Avocado Shrimp Ceviche
Avocado shrimp ceviches is seriously one of the freshest tasting healthy shrimp recipes you’ll find. Tomatoes, onions, shrimp, jalapeno, and avocado all soaked in some tangy lime juice. This recipe is simply delicious and would make a yummy summer lunch.
17. Easy Orzo With Shrimp and Feta
This is one of the easiest healthy shrimp recipes on this list. This shrimp and feta orzo skillet only uses one pan and takes less than a half hour to make. Not to mention it’s delicious!
18. Shrimp Lo Mein
Lo Mein is my favorite Chinese dish, but I always feel guilty after eating the very calorie-dense meal. This homemade version features some incredible fresh vegetables, protein-pack shrimp, and a delicious sauce. It’s better than takeout!