Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks Updated

Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce makes a quick and easy dinner as we ease back into the school year. There's still plenty of grilling...

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When cooking quick easy dinners, shrimp has always been a good friend of mine. Last year when my kitchen was being redone, I managed to make a homemade meal using cooked shrimp - my shrimp salad sandwiches - without having a kitchen.

Shrimp is fabulous with pasta and also works on top of a salad. Yes, I could eat shrimp several times a week. In the summer, these grilled Greek shrimp with tzatziki sauce are one of my go-to dishes. It's a nice light supper, and I cut out some calories by using non-fat yogurt in the sauce.

This is the type of dish that’s screaming to be eaten on the patio. It is also one of my favorite summer dishes to serve to company.

Grilling shrimp is a fairly easy process but here are some tips to make sure your shrimp come out perfect:

Soak wooden skewers in cold water for at least twenty minutes. This will soften them and make sure the wood doesn’t burn.

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Lightly oil the grill before you heat it. This will make for easy removal of the shrimp so that they don’t stick.

Shrimp take on other flavors quickly so they only need to be marinated for a short time. If they are marinated overnight, that could cause the shrimp to be mushy.

Keep shrimp refrigerated until ready to use. Shrimp spoil easily and should not be left out before cooking.

While I do not recommend marinating these shrimp overnight, the sauce can be made advance. I like to make mine the day before so the flavors meld together. This tzatziki sauce is great with the shrimp, but I also serve it with raw vegetables for an easy healthy appetizer. You might want to make a double or triple batch for snacking purposes.

Shrimp is definitely on my list of favorite foods and I always keep a few bags in my freezer. Below are some more ways I like to cook them. What is your favorite way to cook shrimp?

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Greek Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Shrimp:
  • 1 large Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Shrimp, medium to large, shelled and deveined
For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Non Fat Yogurt
  • 1/2 large Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Mint, chopped, plus extra for garnish if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Directions

For the Shrimp:

  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together lemon juice, garlic, oregano, honey, olive oil and salt. Add shrimp and mix well.
  2. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat outdoor grill to medium heat. Thread 4 to 6 shrimp on a skewer. And set on a plate. Discard any remaining marinade.
  4. Cook shrimp on medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink.
  5. Serve shrimp with tzatziki sauce.

For the Sauce:  

  1. In a small bowl, mix together yogurt, lemon juice, cucumber, olive oil, garlic powder, mint and salt. Combine well.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This sauce can be made the day before and refrigerated until needed.
  3. Garnish with extra mint if desired.

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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 92
Calories 272

% Daily Value*
18%
Total Fat 12g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
25%
Sodium 607mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 7g
58%
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.