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Shrimp is one of the most popular and widely eaten seafood in the world, and for very good reason too.
For one, they’re quite versatile when it comes to cooking, and can stretch across an array of dishes. From salads, to stir fries, tacos, soups and much more. They’re really just that good.
Not to mention their impressive nutritional profile. Being rich in protein, relatively low in calories, and loaded with good nutrients and antioxidants, it’s no wonder why shrimp is often being sought after by people who want to eat healthier or better.
And when it comes to cooking, not only are they really delicious, but they also cook pretty quickly, in just about 5 minutes, making them the ultimate weeknight dinner superstar.
If you’re looking for yummy and healthy ways to incorporate shrimp into your favorite meals, then look no further.
Here are 25 easy, incredibly delicious, and healthy shrimp recipes to satisfy your cravings. From easy weeknight dinners that come together in a snap, to finger-licking appetizers and stress-free lunches, there’s something for everything.
Go ahead and dig in.
25 Healthy Shrimp Recipes To Enjoy
1) Shrimp and Vegetable Skillet
Need dinner in a jiffy? This quick and easy vegetable skillet combines juicy shrimp, with tasty and colorful veggies like zucchini, yellow squash and bell peppers in the most perfect way possible.
Not only does this come around pretty quickly (in just 20 minutes total), it’s also super healthy, and low in carbs and calories, but will leave you very much satisfied.
2) Creamy Garlic Shrimp With Parmesan
What a beauty to behold. This creamy and buttery garlic shrimp with parmesan cheese is just so good, and versatile too. You could serve this over some rice, noodles, with a salad, you name it.
And at just 4g carbs, keto dieters can get in on the fun too. Say hello to your new comfort food.
3) Healthy Shrimp Scampi
Looking for a healthier alternative to regular pasta? Try this yummy shrimp scampi with zucchini noodles. It’s lower in carbs and calories, but still packs in all the good flavor. And it comes together in just 15 minutes from scratch.
4) Healthy Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa
With juicy lemon garlic shrimp and nutrient-rich grains like quinoa, you’ll have a delicious, healthy and protein rich dinner in no time.
Plus it all comes together in a single pan, which means less stress for cleanup. Hooray anyone?
5) 20-Minute Honey Garlic Shrimp
Delicious honey garlic shrimp is combined with rice/grain of choice and steamed broccoli/veggie of choice, and all in just 20 minutes. If this doesn’t make you drool I don’t know what will.
6) Spicy Honey Lime Shrimp
The sweet and spicy sauce is where it’s at for this recipe. Super easy to make and in just 15 minutes from scratch, this will be one of your all-time weeknight favorites.
7) Low-Carb Shrimp Fajita Meal-Prep Bowls
Meal prepping is one of the best and easiest ways to save time through the busy weeks. You simply just grab, reheat and enjoy. No stress.
These low carb shrimp fajita bowls, are great for meal prep, and combine juicy shrimp, with fajitas, all seasoned to perfection and served over a bed of cauliflower rice.
It’s the perfect low carb weeknight dinner to whip up in just a few minutes, or simply make ahead, grab and enjoy.
8) Lime Cilantro Shrimp and Black Bean Salad
Your regular salads could never taste this good. With tender and juicy shrimp, creamy avocado, black beans, and other tasty veggies, all graced with the perfect lime sauce, there’s no way anyone would resist this.
Did I forget to mention that this comes together in just about 10 minutes? Dinner will be a breeze.
9) Healthy Shrimp Salad
This delight combines perfectly cooked shrimp, navy white beans, and a number of colorful veggies all blessed with a creamy dressing, and in well under 30 minutes too.
This could make a wonderful main or even side dish, and packs just about 250 calories per wholesome serving.
10) 5-Ingredient Honey Garlic Shrimp
Some people say simple is boring, and I couldn’t disagree more.
This delicious honey garlic shrimp requires just 5-simple ingredients to achieve perfection. After that, it’s combined with some rice and zoodles and topped with sesame seeds. Just one bite is all it takes to get you addicted.
11) Chili Lime Shrimp Power Bowls
Nothing beats perfectly-grilled vegetables on a hot summer’s day.
This delight combines rainbow veggies like red cabbage, zucchini and peppers, alongside tasty shrimp, drizzled in a wonderful chili lime sauce. The thought of it alone is enough to cause watery mouths.
12) Skinny Chinese Orange Shrimp
Move over, orange chicken! This delicious orange shrimp has all the flavor and yummy goodness, and is also healthier. You won’t even crave takeout after this.
13) Grilled Shrimp Boil in Foil Packets
Stressful cleanup? Never heard of it. With yummy shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoes and more, you’ll have a tongue-soothing, flavor rich and satisfying dinner in no time.
14) Spicy Shrimp Stuffed Avocados
Need a quick and easy lunch to satisfy your cravings? This spicy shrimp stuffed avocados is just the thing. They’re so easy to prepare, creamy, delicious, and come together in just 20 minutes. Yes please.
15) Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls
With blackened shrimp, brown rice, corn, black beans, and avocado, these burrito bowls are loaded with flavor, and sure to leave you wanting more. Top with your favorite dressing and enjoy.
16) Shrimp Tacos
Forget the ground beef. These delicious shrimp tacos topped with a nice homemade chipotle crema are going to knock your socks off. And making them couldn’t be any easier. Say hello to your new taco night’s favorite.
17) Teriyaki BBQ Shrimp Skewers
You just can’t go wrong with these shrimp skewers. Covered in a nice sweet and savory teriyaki sauce and grilled together with your favorite veggies, they’ll make an amazing summertime dinner, ready in the snap of a finger.
18) Air Fryer Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp
You’d have never guessed that this was healthy. For this delicious appetizer, the shrimp is cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer, and served alongside a nice sweet chili and Sriracha dipping sauce. And all in under 30 minutes.
19) Buffalo Shrimp
Speaking of tasty appetizers, this buffalo shrimp is a must try. Made by dipping perfectly crispy shrimp into a simple 3-ingredient buffalo sauce, it’ll sure leave you licking your fingers afterwards.
Serve with your favorite dips and enjoy. The only difficult part here, is not eating it all within the first 5 minutes. It’s just that good.
20) Bacon, Shrimp and Corn Chowder
The perfect comfort food for those cold and chilly nights. You’ll want to have this on repeat.
21) Thai Red Curry with Shrimp and Vegetables
Rich in flavor and creamy goodness, this Thai red curry shrimp with coconut milk is sure to become an all-time favorite at the dinner table.
It is also packed with tasty veggies, and served over a bed of cardamom and star anise flavored rice, although any preferred grain of choice works too. And I hear the leftovers are out of this world.
22) Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls
Packed with fresh and tasty veggies, juicy shrimp, and served with a heavenly peanut sauce, there’s nothing to not love about these spring rolls.
23) Quick Shrimp Pho with Vegetables
It’s just like takeout, minus the guilt, but with all the amazing flavors. Seconds anyone?
24) Keto Breaded Shrimp
Crispy shrimp is an absolute delight to behold. But even with high carb breading options like breadcrumbs off the list, you don’t have to miss out on anything.
These keto breaded shrimp use a secret low carb breading (pork rinds) to get the yummy crispiness, without raising the carb count. In fact, these keto breaded shrimps pack just 3g net carbs per wholesome serving.
25) 15-Minute Shrimp, Snow Pea, And Ginger Stir Fry
Say hello to your new weeknight savior. Loaded with flavor and ready in just 15 minutes, you’ll want to have it on repeat. Serve over some rice or noodles and enjoy.
These yummy and healthy shrimp recipes will leave everyone satisfied, and licking their fingers for sure.
Which one are you preparing next? Let me know down below.