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

Spaghetti with Shrimp, Kale, and Burst Tomatoes

Stash some shrimp in your freezer for nutritious last-minute meals. Here, frozen shrimp stars in this spaghetti recipe with cherry tomatoes and kale. Get the shrimp thawing before you start the pasta and you'll have this easy and delicious dinner ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

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.

Shrimp with Couscous

Rating: 3.5 stars 203
This one-pot wonder that takes its inspiration from paella will impress friends and family and satisfy even the hungriest diners.

Shrimp-and-Basil Glass-Noodle Stir-Fry

Each ingredient gets its turn in the wok in this easy shrimp stir-fry 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.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad on Endive Leaves

The secret to the shrimp salad's decadent taste: creamy avocado, which is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Slivers of scallion and a shot of lime juice brighten the flavor.

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. 

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 402
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.

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. 

Shrimp and Scallion Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars 60
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. 

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.

Shrimp Bisque

Rating: 3 stars 38
A classic bisque is prepared by pureeing the shells with the soup. It creates an intense flavor and also acts as a thickening agent.

Shrimp with Bacon and Collards

Rating: 4 stars 38
Prepare this simple supper recipe in stages using one pan: first, fry the bacon; then, cook the collards; finally, saute the shrimp. Combine the shrimp and greens, serve atop cooked white rice, and garnish with bacon. In place of collard greens, you can use Swiss chard, kale, or green cabbage.

Inspiration and Ideas

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. 
Sesame Orange Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 224
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.
Asian Broth with Poached Shrimp, Scallops, and Soba Noodles

The main ingredients of this hearty Asian soup -- shrimp, scallops, and noodles -- were simmered in a broth of sake, shiitake mushrooms, and ginger.