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Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce over Quinoa on plate. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce

This Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce combines big bold flavors with cool, refreshing flavors.  The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors.  The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion.  A perfect combination and so easy to pull together! #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easy dinner, healthy dinner, healthy recipes, seafood recipes, shrimp, shrimp recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 234 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1 lb Shrimp, 31-36 per lb Cleaned
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 Medium English Cucumber
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Scallion
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • Zest from Lime (same Lime used for the shrimp)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add the yogurt

  2. Zest the Lime and add it to the yogurt.  Store the remaining zested lime in a sealed container in the fridge.

  3. Mince the 3 cloves garlic and store 2 for the shrimp in the fridge in a storage container until ready to use.  Add the third 1 minced clove to the yogurt.

  4. Also finely chop the scallion and add that plus salt and pepper to the yogurt.  Then mix the ingredients into the yogurt. Cover and store in the fridge.

  5. Using a grater on the medium grate size, grate the cucumber with the skin on.  I like to grate right over a paper towel or clean towel so that you can squeeze the water out of the cucumber and can strain it out.  

    Shredding cucumber on grater over paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  6. Wrap the cucumber up in the towel and squeeze all of the water out.  You can mix it with the yogurt mixture now if you are eating now, but if not, then I store the cucumber in a separate bowl lined with more towel to soak up any additional water.

    Hand holding cucumber wrapped in paper towel for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes

Cook the Shrimp

  1. Preheat a large skillet.  To a large mixing bowl, add the 2 cloves of minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

    Minced garlic and olive oil in bowl for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  2. Take the shrimp out and make sure they are all cleaned.  Add the shrimp to the Garlic mixture, the lightly mix to coat the shrimp completely.  Right before you are ready to sear the shrimp, squeeze half of the lime over the shrimp and mix it around.

    Raw shrimp mixed with minced garlic, oil, salt, pepper for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  3. To a preheated skillet, add the shrimp and spread them out into a single layer.  Cook them for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp start to curl and turn pink around the edges.  

    Shrimp cooking in skillet for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  4. Then flip the shrimp over and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.  To finish, squeeze the remaining half of lime over the shrimp, give them a stir, then turn off the heat.

    Squeezing lime over cooked shrimp in skillet for Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes
  5. Finish the Tzatziki sauce by mixing the shredded cucumber to the yogurt and mix to combine.  Serve with the shrimp and ENJOY!

    Garlic and Lime Shrimp with Tzatziki Sauce over Quinoa on plate. The Shrimp is simply sauteed with minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon for big bold flavors. The Tzatziki Sauce is bright and cool with creamy yogurt with fresh cucumber, lime, garlic, and scallion. #shrimp #easydinner #dinner #seafoodrecipes #shrimprecipes