The 15+ BEST Low Calorie Shrimp Recipes

Are you looking for something light, tasty and full of protein? Shrimp is the perfect choice for a delicious meal that doesn’t weigh you down.

From stir-fries to soups, this versatile ingredient can be used in many low-calorie recipes to fuel your body without leaving you feeling overly full.

We know that sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative ideas when it comes to preparing healthy meals at home, so we’ve created something special: a collection of easy, low-calorie dishes with shrimp as the star ingredient.

Keep reading for new inspiration – no matter how busy your life is!

Shrimp fajitas.

You’re going to love these Shrimp Fajitas. Just a brief marinade, a quick toss in the pan, and you’ve got a restaurant-quality meal the whole family will love.

Served with your choice of corn or flour tortillas, they can be an easy weekend dinner or a special Sunday meal.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Fajitas

We’re giving you a great summer dinner idea that’s quick to prepare and easy to clean up later. Plus, it’s fun to eat with friends and family.

These shrimp foil packets are a delicious and healthy meal with all your favorite summer veggies. Ready in just 12 minutes on the grill, over the campfire, or even in the oven, this is great meal prep for all your future camping trips, Sunday barbecues, or just great weeknight dinners.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Foil Packets

Jerk shrimp.

Juicy, plump shrimp with BOLD island flavors… Jerk Shrimp! Caribbean style.

Spicy, balanced with just the right amount of sweetness and lots of bright, spicy flavors. Just a few simple ingredients from your pantry and you can create an incredibly delicious shrimp recipe in less than 20 minutes.

Get the recipe: Jerk Shrimp

Farro Salad with Shrimp and Vegetables

This Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables is one of my new favorite light meals. It’s so refreshing, a perfect alternative to summer burgers.. If you’re looking for a great summer salad idea, this is it!!

It’s a great make-ahead dish, perfect for meal prep. If you’ve never cooked with farro, this is the recipe you need to try…

Get the recipe: Farro Salad with Shrimp

Thai Shrimp Curry

Spicy, aromatic and exotic… Thai curry. I’m ready for a big bowl any time of day. Today’s Thai Shrimp Curry is a very special recipe that I have been preparing for years.

You can prepare it like an authentic hot curry you’d find on the streets of Bangkok, or customize the heat a bit to suit your taste buds.

Get the recipe: Thai Shrimp Curry

Shrimp Remoulade

Shrimp Remoulade – Now that’s art! Lettuce cups adorned with plump, juicy shrimp, tossed generously with my favorite Louisiana-style remoulade.

This is a New Orleans classic that never gets old. If you like shrimp, then you’ll love our Shrimp Remoulade…

Get the recipe: Shrimp Remoulade

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Fra Diavolo – because spicy is delicious! Spice up your life, embrace this bowl of juicy shrimp and some heat… some pasta dipped in that sauce or some nice crusty bread.

Set aside a cozy night to eat a Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Aaaand, since you’re the chef of your own kitchen, you can adjust the heat too.

Get the recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo

blackened shrimp and grits in a white bowl

Indulge in the mouthwatering deliciousness of Cajun Shrimp and Grits – a dish that embodies the true essence of Southern comfort food.

With its rich blend of flavors and textures, this culinary masterpiece is sure to satisfy your cravings. Furthermore, the best thing is that it can be prepared in just 30 minutes, making it a quick and practical option for any occasion.

Get the recipe: Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Filipino Pancit

Pancit, or Pancit Bihon, is a popular noodle dish in Filipino cuisine that has been enjoyed for generations. It’s a perfect stir-fry of thin rice vermicelli noodles, tender meats and crunchy vegetables.

The thin vermicelli rice noodles are the star, translucent and full of flavor, perfectly complemented by small chicken, shrimp and an array of colorful vegetables like carrots, cabbage, peppers and peas.

Get the recipe: Filipino Pancit

Shrimp saganaki

Shrimp Saganaki – Now we’re talking some serious flavors in this Greek favorite. An incredible combination of flavors happens when you cook plump shrimp in a savory garlicky tomato sauce and top it off with salty feta cheese.

Saganaki is something you’ll see in every little Greek taverna and it brings joy to everyone’s face when it comes to the table.

Get the recipe: Shrimp saganaki

Jamaican Curry Shrimp

Look at this Curry Bowl!! Bold and incredibly inviting! My ultimate comfort food, Jamaican Curry Shrimp, is a vibrant, spicy, and incredibly flavorful dish that perfectly captures the essence of Caribbean cuisine.

Imagine plump, juicy shrimp coated in a delicious sauce that is both fiery and comforting. Whether you’re a fan of Caribbean cuisine or simply want to spice up your dinner routine, this Jamaican Curry Shrimp is your passport to a paradise of tropical flavors.

Get the recipe: Jamaican Curry Shrimp

Asopão de Camarones

Asopao de Camarones… A tasty shrimp and rice soup bomb. Thick and hearty soup, almost like a stew.

This is a jam filled with all the Latin flavors of adobo, sofrito and sazon, the trinity of typical Puerto Rican cuisine.

Get the recipe: Asopão de Camarones

Hunan Shrimp

Indulge in the bold, fiery flavors of Hunan Shrimp, a classic dish hailing from China’s Hunan province, known for its hot and spicy cuisine.

This dish features succulent prawns fried with a mix of fresh vegetables and seasoned with a rich blend of garlic, ginger and pepper, creating a perfect harmony of heat and flavor.

Get the recipe: Hunan Shrimp

Thai Shrimp and Basil Fried Rice

Here’s a little spin on your regular fried rice with a huge flavor upgrade!!

This Thai Basil Shrimp Fried Rice is infused with such incredible spicy and umami flavors, you’ll wonder how plain fried rice can be so tasty.

Get the recipe: Thai Shrimp and Basil Fried Rice

six chili lime shrimp tacos with mango salsa on a white platter garnished with cilantro and lime wedges

Experience a burst of fresh, spicy flavors with these Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos, paired perfectly with a sweet and tangy mango salsa.

This dish is a delicious fusion of spicy marinated shrimp and the tropical sweetness of mango, creating a lively and colorful meal.

Wrapped in soft tacos and topped with this vibrant sauce, each bite is a refreshing blend of heat, zest, and sweetness, making it the ideal choice for a light yet satisfying meal.

Get the recipe: Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

Harissa Shrimp

This Harissa Shrimp is a quick dinner packed with smoky, spicy, and exotic flavors.

It’s easy to make into your regular rotation, but unique and special enough to impress guests.

Next time you’re looking for a culinary trip, take your taste buds to the lands of North Africa…

Get the recipe: Harissa Shrimp

So there you have it, lots of low calorie shrimp recipes to choose from. Who said healthy can’t be tasty? The only question now is: which one to try first?

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