Healthy Shrimp Recipes

Healthy meals with shrimp include salads, soups, skewers, stir-fries, pasta dishes and more delicious recipes! Check out our collection and choose your favorite for your next healthy meal.

Staff Picks

Shrimp-Scampi Pan Bake

For a streamlined, stress-free meal, slide this shrimp scampi supper into the oven. Preheating the baking sheet gives the sliced potatoes a headstart to crispness, and the broiler steps in at the last minute to cook the garlicky shrimp. 

Shrimp-and-Basil Glass-Noodle Stir-Fry

Each ingredient gets its turn in the wok in this easy one-pan meal: shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, snap peas, eggs, and glass noodles (which are gluten-free!). Added just before serving, fresh basil leaves become slightly wilted from the heat, adding wonderful aroma and bright flavor.

Thai-Curry Shrimp Linguine

When you want something different for  a weeknight dinner but need to use up pantry staples, try this easy shrimp linguine. Fragrant Thai curry paste and creamy light coconut milk create a silky, complex sauce that coats long strands of pasta, green beans, and shrimp. Top it off with cooling cilantro and a squirt of lime juice, and you'll be out of your mealtime rut in no time. 

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.49 stars
You can serve a flourless "pasta" with these strands of spaghetti squash. It comes together in under one hour for a light and flavorful weeknight meal inspired by shrimp scampi.

Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Shrimp

Thanks to storebought helpers like pre-peeled shrimp, prepped pineapple, and apricot jam, this tangy stir-fry takes just twenty minutes to make.

Shrimp with Couscous

Rating: 3.26 stars
This one-pot wonder that takes its inspiration from paella will impress friends and family and satisfy even the hungriest diners.

Pepper-Shrimp-and-Noodle Salad with Crunchy Spring Vegetables

Cold peanut noodles get a fresh reboot in this veg-forward entrée salad. After mixing thin spaghetti or ramen with a gingery sesame sauce, you fry garlic slivers for a crunchy garnish, then sizzle juicy shrimp in the same pan. Lastly, the salad: an aromatic bouquet of cucumber, radishes, cilantro, and mint.

Shrimp and Scallion Stir-Fry

Rating: 3.08 stars
Stir-frying is a smart shortcut to a healthy dinner in 20 minutes or less. This light and flavorful version amps up shrimp with garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh lemon juice. 

Sesame Orange Shrimp

Rating: 3.57 stars
Using egg whites instead of whole eggs (or yolks) in the batter creates a crispier coating; cooking the shrimp in batches (so as not to crowd the pan) also helps. This versatile recipe is equally delicious when prepared with sliced chicken breast, pork loin, or steak.

Scandinavian Shrimp-and-Cucumber Sandwich

With their vitamin K, cukes will help keep your bones strong, while protein in the eggs and shrimp energize you until dinner.

Mexican Seafood Salad

Plump shrimp and delicate red snapper adorn this summery corn-and-tomato salad. Serve atop tender lettuce leaves and sprinkle with corn nuts for a satisfying crunch.

Low-Country Pickled Shrimp

Pre-dinner nibbles should awaken the appetite without filling you up. These pickled shrimp pay tribute to the rich culinary history of the maritime South. They're bright and fresh, with a piquant heat. Serve them in a bowl with some crostini and aioli on the side, and let guests assemble their own perfect bites. 

Inspiration and Ideas

Shrimp and Edamame with Lime

Don't rely on heavy sauces this summer -- a squeeze of fresh lime juice and some garlic bring bold flavors to this simple dish.

Shrimp and Crudite Platter with Two Sauces

Our take on the Provencal classic le grand aioli, a bountiful spread of vegetables and seafood served with homemade garlic mayonnaise, ups the ante with two delectable dips: a tonnato sauce made with store-bought mayo and a vegan green goddess dressing.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Orange Glaze

The secret ingredient in these quick and tangy grilled shrimp skewers is orange-juice concentrate, which brings a sweet-tart intensity to the basting mixture that is balanced out by savory onion, sharp pickled jalapeños, and earthy thyme.