11 Recipes That Pair Well With Shrimp

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If you love shrimp but never know what to serve with them, these recipes can help. Each recipe is particularly well-suited to be served with shrimp, depending on how you prepare them, of course. Try one, or try them all. Just prepare your shrimp with seasonings that will go with the dish, and you’re well on your way to enjoying a delicious shrimp dinner.

1. Italian Chopped Salad

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A good, Italian chopped salad is a thing of beauty. It can be a complete meal all on its own or make a wonderful side salad for a main Italian meal.

2. Greek Couscous Salad

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This Greek couscous salad makes a wonderful main meal or delicious side dish. Ready in 40 minutes, it brings the flavors of spinach, garlic, avocadoes, and tomatoes in harmony with your shrimp dish.

3. Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Rice

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This lemon thyme cauliflower rice is the perfect low-carb side dish for substituting rice. It pairs really well with shrimp and pretty much any seafood.

4. Broccoli Salad

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This broccoli salad recipe is a wonderful low-carb side dish or even dinner. There is nothing like a bowl of greens and other veggies to help fuel you, especially when you want some freshness to balance the bold flavors of shrimp.

5. Corn Salad

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Corn and shrimp make such a beautiful pairing. So, if you’re looking for ideas on what to serve with shrimp, this Cajun Corn Salad is an excellent option. This salad is the perfect side dish for a Southern comfort meal.

6. Rice Pilaf

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This brown rice pilaf recipe makes a wonderful side dish for shrimp. It has a delicious flavor which compliments almost any type of seafood and has the added benefit of being a whole-grain dish.

7. Cauliflower Salad

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This cauliflower salad recipe is fresh, crisp, light, and surprisingly filling. It’s perfect for any shrimp dish you want to serve it with.

8. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Truly, the fastest mashed potatoes made from scratch are Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. Nothing cooks them faster with fewer dishes and still makes them totally delicious. A perfect side for shrimp.

9. Butternut Squash Risotto

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This butternut squash risotto has tender mushrooms and delicious butternut squash puree. It’s a comforting plant-based recipe that makes up much quicker than traditional risotto. Because I use cauliflower rice, this recipe is lower in carbs, too. A great pairing for shrimp.

10. Chickpea Quinoa Salad With Fresh Basil

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This chickpea quinoa salad is perfect for busy weeknights. It’s a great side for shrimp and doubles as a take-along lunch the next day.

11. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

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This roasted sweet potato salad is a perfect side dish to almost any main course, including shrimp, or it can be enjoyed as a main course all on its own.

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here are 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

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