Quick and Healthy Shrimp Recipes

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Quick-cooking shrimp recipes have always been a weeknight staple. These recipes are all made with fresh ingredients like fruits and veggies, so even a fast dinner can still be healthy (not to mention tasty). Whether you're craving shrimp tacos, shrimp pasta, or just a new shrimp entrée you've never tried before, all of these recipes will have you stocking your fridge with enough shrimp for the entire week.
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Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Stir-Fry

You don't have to wait all day for bright and bold flavors to develop—with this spicy stir-fry, the taste of flavorful Cajun cooking will be hitting your table in just 30 minutes. This recipe is loaded with stand-out ingredients: shrimp, andouille sausage, fresh okra, red sweet pepper, and juicy grape tomatoes. Top it all off with Cajun seasoning and hot pepper sauce, and you won't be able to find a faster, more flavorful meal anywhere.

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Lemon Shrimp with Spinach Quinoa

Dinner doesn't get much simpler (or tastier!) than this. Sauté shrimp with an easy white wine sauce, and serve with a healthy side of fresh spinach and red quinoa. Once you try this quick 30-minute shrimp recipe, we bet it'll become a staple at your dinner table on busy weeknights.

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Cilantro Shrimp Tacos

We're always happy to see shrimp tacos on our plate when dinnertime rolls around! A quick marinade (featuring cilantro!) is what gives the broiled shrimp filling in these tacos their bright, fresh flavor. Of course, a smear of guacamole and a handful of shredded cabbage help these tacos stand out from the crowd, too.

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Shrimp Scampi Pasta

The classics will always be unbeatable, and this shrimp scampi recipe proves it. No matter how you make shrimp pasta, shrimp scampi will always reign supreme. This version takes it up a notch by adding prosciutto, Roma tomatoes, and fresh herbs for seasoning.

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Spicy Shrimp and Sugar Snap Pea Kabobs

Keep this recipe handy, because you're going to be craving it all the time during grilling season! Make kabobs with juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh snap pea pods, and shrimp, and brush with a mix of mayonnaise, Asian chili sauce, and fresh ginger. The smoky flavor from the grill makes these quick and easy kabobs a go-to summer meal.

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Seared Shrimp with Peach Chutney

If you're anything like us, you're taking every opportunity you get to eat fresh peaches while they're in season. Instead of serving them on the side or waiting for dessert, this recipe calls for a juicy peach chutney served right with sautéed shrimp for dinner. Cooked alongside green tomatoes and seasoned with mustard seeds and crushed red pepper, this recipe transforms fresh summer peaches into the ideal savory companion for shrimp.

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Shrimp Salad with Lime Dressing

Having dinner on the table in less than 25 minutes sounds like a dream come true. Well, this juicy shrimp salad makes that dream a mouthwatering reality! A short list of ingredients mainly consisting of fresh veggies (avocados, tomato, sweet onion, and cilantro) plus grilled shrimp and lime dressing equals one surefire dinner superstar.

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Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw

Just one glance at these zesty tacos has our stomachs growling. Give your shrimp a quick dip in a zesty marinade, then thread them onto skewers and get grilling. Serve these (almost) too-good-to-be-true tacos with a homemade lime slaw, a sprinkle of cilantro, and a squirt of lime juice.

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Big Basil Shrimp Chowder

Yes, you can make chowder quickly, and you can make it healthy to boot! It only takes 40 minutes to stir together this fast shrimp chowder recipe, and it's loaded with fresh veggies like corn, celery, and green pepper. If you love basil, you can help this chowder live up to its name by adding a few whole basil leaves to the top of each bowl.

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Spicy Shrimp Fried Cauliflower "Rice"

You can make fried rice healthier by replacing the grain with cauliflower "rice." This veggie-loaded recipe tastes just like the real thing, cooked with shrimp, napa cabbage, and shredded carrots. If you serve this to your family without cluing them in on the secret, they'll never know the "rice" is actually cauliflower!

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Spicy Shrimp Pasta

Zippy and zesty, we spiced up this shrimp pasta recipe with jalapeno peppers to make it completely irresistible to fiery food lovers. Fresh, sautéed cherry tomatoes are the only sauce this simple recipe needs. If you're already craving it for dinner tonight, go ahead and put a pot of water on the stove—this pasta dish will be ready in just 30 minutes.

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Teriyaki Shrimp and Noodle Stir-Fry

This stir-fry smells so good while it's cooking, you'll have to stop yourself from taste-testing before it's finished. Fresh green beans and pineapple make every bite juicy and delicious, but the shrimp and udon noodles are more than able to hold their own. If you want to give your stir-fry some crunch, sprinkle dry roasted peanuts on top before digging in (if you can wait that long!).

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Shrimp Pasta Diavolo

Just a touch of crushed red pepper gives this dish a hint of heat, but you can always add more to crank the heat up to fiery. But the rich tomato sauce covering shrimp and linguine is so good, we don't think you'll need to add much red pepper. Plus, fresh spinach and basil give this recipe plenty of bright flavor on their own.

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Shrimp-Kale Spring Rolls

You can make spring rolls taste even more delicious by replacing the usual wrappers with fresh, bright green kale leaves. You'll need to find large kale leaves to fit the filling inside, but the result is oh-so worth it. Shrimp, carrots, radishes, and mung bean noodles all play a role in making this recipe completely craveable.

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Shrimp and Noodles

This bowl uses so many fresh ingredients, we almost can't count them all! Serve plenty of fresh veggies and herbs with slippery rice noodles and sautéed shrimp for a zippy dinner that won't have you searching for a midnight snack later. Depending on how much fire you want to bring to this bowl, we included recommendations for how much wasabi powder to use to turn up the heat.

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Seared Shrimp Salad with Wok Dressing

Watch out, takeout—this homemade shrimp salad is taking over! Glazed with a stir-fry-inspired dressing and served on top a bed of lettuce, radishes, and avocado, this fresh salad can be a light and easy dinner any night of the week. Ready in just 25 minutes, this super-delish recipe is even faster than takeout!

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Shrimp with Warm Coleslaw

Would you believe us if we told you this recipe only needed 30 minutes and five ingredients to prepare? Start believing, because this easy jumbo shrimp dinner is even better than it sounds. Start by cooking bacon to mix with the coleslaw, then sauté jumbo shrimp in the reserved drippings to give them an extra-rich flavor.

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Veggie Noodles with Cashew-Cilantro Pesto

This isn't your usual shrimp pasta recipe. For one thing, it doesn't actually have pasta! This recipe uses ribbons of English cucumber, daikon, and carrots to mimic noodles covered in homemade pesto. Add shrimp just before serving to make this meal heartier.

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Veggie Noodles with Cashew-Cilantro Pesto

This isn't your usual shrimp pasta recipe. For one thing, it doesn't actually have pasta! This recipe uses ribbons of English cucumber, daikon, and carrots to mimic noodles covered in homemade pesto. Add shrimp just before serving to make this meal heartier.

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Shrimp and Tomato Piccata

No chicken piccata today; we're all about shrimp here! Use classic chicken piccata ingredients like lemon juice and capers to bring brand new flavors to shrimp pasta. Adding tomato wedges and string green beans to your plate helps make this meal even healthier (and tastier!).

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Shrimp, Couscous & Melon Salad

One salad, four different food groups! Couscous, shrimp, cantaloupe, and cucumber all help this flavorful salad hit the four major food groups. If you want to include all five, just add a little cheese on top before serving, like feta.

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Shrimply Divine Pasta

We call this recipe "Shrimply Divine" because every single bite has us in pasta heaven. You can use any pasta you have on hand—it's the fresh spinach and garlicky shrimp that really make this recipe shine. It's an utterly irresistible meal all on its own, but if you want to add even more temptation, sprinkle Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper on top.

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