Tzatziki Shrimp Recipe

This tzatziki shrimp recipe is simple and flavorful, a fantastic meal you can make in 30 minutes, including the garlicky tzatziki dip! It’s low in carbs, high in protein, and a great way to cook fresh or frozen shrimp.

This shrimp is a fantastic recipe to make for company. It can be an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course with some delicious sides. I love serving this shrimp with my favorite chopped salad and some spicy honey cornbread.

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This tzatziki shrimp recipe is the best flavor combination of delicious grilled shrimp with a flavorful, creamy herby yogurt sauce. I was inspired after having a similar appetizer at one of our favorite restaurants, The Lobster Bar in Newport, Rhode Island! It was so delicious, I had to make it at home. This is my recreation of that fantastic appetizer – and I can’t wait to go back and have it again.

This recipe comes together in about 30 minutes, so it’s a great appetizer or starter because you can make the tzatziki sauce ahead of time. You can grill or cook the shrimp in a skillet, with a little garlic and butter, and dip it into this tasty garlicky sauce.

This Tzatziki Shrimp Recipe Is

  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Ready in 30 Minutes
  • High in Protein
  • Easy to Make
  • Great for Company
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What Is Tzatziki Sauce?

Tzatziki is a traditional herb, cucumber, and yogurt dip, that is popular in Greek cuisine. It’s traditionally served along side pita bread or main dishes as a dip. It may have gotten in’s origins from an Indian raita dip.

The sauce is made with Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar, and black pepper. It goes great with warm or cooled shrimp!

Modern Shrimp Recipes for Entertaining

This tzatziki shrimp is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – can feed guests in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for cookouts, summer gatherings, party invites, or when you just want a healthy homemade meal on the grill. These Easy Entertaining Recipes are great for friends, family, and guests.

It’s easy, delicious, and totally crowd-pleasing. If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out these great list of top host gifts for summer entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!

What’s in This Easy Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Recipe?

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  • Shrimp – uncooked, peeled, and deveined. If you can find fresh shrimp, I highly recommend it (living in New England we tend to be spoiled on that front). If not, store-bought or frozen works great. Just make sure to rinse off any brine before using.
  • Butter – I like to use unsalted butter to reduce the amount of sodium in my cooking.
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Greek Yogurt – make sure it’s plain and unsweetened!  You can use a fat free Greek yogurt like this one (it’s our favorite!) or a full fat yogurt too. Make sure you get Greek yogurt and not plain yogurt, the thickness really makes this dish fantastic!
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Cucumber
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How Do I Make Shrimp with Creamy Yogurt Sauce?

  1. Rinse shrimp under cold water, allow to drain, and set aside.
  2. In a shallow pan or cast iron skillet, heat the butter over low heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic begins to brown at the outside. Add the salt and pepper.
  3. Turn up the heat to medium heat, and place the shrimp in an even layer at the bottom of the pan. Allow the shrimp to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until pink on one side, then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes on the other side until cooked through. Add the lemon juice and toss well to combine.
  4. Make the tzatziki: in a medium mixing bowl, add all the tzatziki ingredients and stir well to combine.
  5. To plate the shrimp: add the tzatziki sauce to the plate, and place the shrimp on top of the sauce. Dip shrimp in tzatziki and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

To make this recipe gluten free, ensure all ingredients are certified gluten free and have no added wheat ingredients. To make this recipe dairy free, use a non-dairy yogurt – like soy or coconut milk yogurt.

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From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)!  If you’re bringing this shrimp dish to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out some of the best host gifts for summer entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!

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Tzatziki Shrimp

Kelly, ModernBites.com
This tzatziki shrimp recipe is simple and flavorful, a fantastic meal you can make in 30 minutes, including the garlicky tzatziki dip! It’s low in carbs, high in protein, and a great way to enjoy fresh or frozen shrimp.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 214 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

For the Shrimp

  • 1 lb shrimp uncooked, peeled, and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced

For the Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1.5 cups plain unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried

Instructions
 

  • Rinse shrimp under cold water, allow to drain, and set aside.
  • In a shallow pan or cast iron skillet, heat the butter over low heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic begins to brown at the outside. Add the salt and pepper.
  • Turn up the heat to medium heat, and place the shrimp in an even layer at the bottom of the pan. Allow the shrimp to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until pink on one side, then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes on the other side until cooked through. Add the lemon juice and toss well to combine.
  • Make the tzatziki: in a medium mixing bowl, add all the tzatziki ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • To plate the shrimp: add the tzatziki sauce to the plate, and place the shrimp on top of the sauce. Dip shrimp in tzatziki and enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 31gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 201mgSodium: 501mgPotassium: 490mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 178mgIron: 1mg
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