10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

These 10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes are all low calorie, high nutrition, and easy to make!

With low calorie shrimp sides (some just 24 calories!) you’ll be able to make a healthy shrimp dinner… many are low carb, gluten-free, and keto friendly!

10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

These healthy side dishes for shrimp come with printable recipe cards, shopping lists, and nutrition labels.

We even included the shrimp side dishes above, including our Low Calorie Rice Pilaf!

The 10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes below are low calorie, and easy to make… click on the top 10 links, or scroll through for more information on all the healthy sides for shrimp…

10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

These sides for shrimp dinners range from oven cooked, to stove-top, and even BBQ shrimp side recipes.

Find the perfect side dish with shrimp below… you can skip the recipe reviews and just click the links here if you prefer.

Here are the 10 Side Dishes for Shrimp You’ll Find Below:

  1. Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon
  2. Citrus Millet Salad
  3. Quick Japanese Miso Soup
  4. The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice
  5. Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil
  6. Perfect Asparagus on the Grill
  7. Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe
  8. Easy Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon
  9. Low Calorie Cilantro Lime Rice
  10. Garlic Almond String Beans

As a reminder, we will review each of these low calorie shrimp dinner recipes (and go over calories!) in the sections below… So keep scrolling!

Before we dive into the best side dishes with shrimp, we thought you might enjoy these 5 healthy shrimp recipes. If you’re looking to get creative with shrimp dinner dishes, these recipes will help.

Try Our Healthy Shrimp Recipes for Dinner:

1. Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

This simple shrimp side dish is packed with flavor!

Broccolini is great side for shrimp pastas (like our Spicy Shrimp Pasta), and also makes a great coconut shrimp side dish.

Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon - Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

At just 89 calories, this healthy side dish for shrimp makes for a low calorie and high nutrition meal… Plus with lemon and garlic, you’ll be in shrimp dinner heaven!

Roasted Broccolini Vegan Side Dish
This quick vegetarian side dish is easy and delicious.
And at just 89 calories, this oven roasted broccolini is a super healthy vegan side dish you can feel good about serving weekly.
If you can't find broccolini (or baby broccoli) you can use regular broccoli florets instead.
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon


2. Citrus Millet Salad

This citrus salad is a fantastic fried shrimp side dish!

We love to serve fried dishes with healthy and fresh salads. And this one is perfect with shrimp thanks to its bright citrus flavor.

Vegan Salad with Millet

This recipe was originally made to be a full meal, so instead make one serving and split it between 2 plates. That will bring it to just 204 calories and covers 2 side dishes… healthy carbs and veggies.

Citrus Millet Salad
This Citrus Millet Salad was originally made as a lunch salad (which would be great with some shrimp atop it!) But we found cutting the serving size in half made it the perfect side dish for shrimp!
This low calorie vegan millet salad recipe is just 407 calories, and is packed full of protein (15.9g!) But we cut it in half for just 204 calories!
Millet is wonderful for balancing hormones, to assist in weight loss and weight maintenance. And it's gluten-free too.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Salad with Millet

3. Quick Japanese Miso Soup

For really easy shrimp dinner recipes, this 5 minute miso soup is perfect!

This makes a great side dish for grilled shrimp (like our Shrimp Scampi Grilled Shrimp), and also is a great side for coconut shrimp.

5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe - Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

At just 24 calories, this 5 minute side dish for shrimp makes for a quick and easy shrimp dinner recipe.

The BEST Miso Soup Recipe (JUST 24 CALORIES)
This 5 minute Japanese miso soup recipe is easy and delicious, and best of all… low calorie!
I made a similar homemade miso soup recipe in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners. But with this Japanese soup with tofu, we wanted to give you some added ingredients should you want to "Jazz Up" your homemade miso soup recipe.
Save money and time, and make your own. This 5 minute soup is the best miso soup recipe as it's fast, healthy, and delicious!
Check out this recipe
5 Minute Japanese Miso Soup Recipe

4. The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice

Before we dive into a few “real rice” recipes (low calorie ones!) We wanted to cover a healthy cauliflower rice for those who are looking for low carb shrimp dinner ideas.

This 15 minute side dishes with shrimp makes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.

The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

This “fried rice” dish is just 96 calories and makes great side dishes for grilled shrimp… Like our Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp Recipe.

15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipes
You can make this cauliflower fried rice 5 ways… Traditional fried rice, with chicken, shrimp, pork, or vegan with tofu.
Directions for all 5 cauliflower rice recipes are included, and all can be made in just 15 minutes!
Save yourself some time, and get a bag of frozen pees and carrots, and get riced cauliflower.
Check out this recipe
The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

5. Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

If you’re making grilled shrimp, why not grill your side dishes as well?!

This recipe for shrimp sides comes with 5 flavors… including Chimichurri Corn on the Cob.

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil - Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

At just 116 calories (yes, with butter!– check out how we did it in the recipe) this makes for great healthy shrimp dinner recipes on the grill.

5 Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Recipes
These 5 recipes for grilled corn on the cob in foil are all low in calories and healthy.
Try the basic corn recipe, or add ranch, taco, or Chimichurri flavoring to your seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipes. All 5 recipes for foil wrapped corn on the grill are delicious and easy to make.
When using the additional seasonings I like to add butter and the additional seasoning. But you can cut more calories and fat and skip the butter all together.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil

6. Perfect Asparagus on the Grill

Another great side dish for BBQ shrimp, is grilled asparagus.

We love that this grilled side dish has 3 seasonings to choose from… so one day you can make Taco Flavored Asparagus, and the next day you can make Ranch Seasoned Asparagus!

Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

At just 27 calories, this recipe makes shrimp dinners easy, and low calorie. Remember, there are 3 seasoning blends in there…

Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
Check out this recipe
Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

7. Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe

No list of the best side dishes for shrimp would be complete without a rice pilaf recipe!

This health version of the traditional shrimp side dish is packed full of flavor, and it’s so easy to make!

How to Make Rice Pilaf Recipes Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe - Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

This side dish for shrimp is just 142 calories for a “restaurant size” serving!

Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
Making homemade rice pilaf is easy, and it makes a great side dish. We were able to cut calories without changing the flavor, consistency, or serving size of this easy rice pilaf recipe.
Instead of browning the orzo and cooking the onion and garlic in lots of butter, we use olive oil spray. Saving 100's of calories and lots of fat.
But we still add a bit of butter at the end so you get all the buttery flavor you love, but for 1/2 the calories. You can have 1/2 cup of this low calorie rice pilaf, for just 142 calories!
Check out this recipe
How to Make Rice Pilaf Recipes Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe

8. Easy Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Lemon

Here’s another garlic and lemon recipe that goes great with shrimp dinners!

We love this easy spinach side dish with our Greek Grilled Shrimp Recipe… and it’s also a great side dish for fried shrimp. The softness plays well off crunchy shrimp.

At just 67 calories for 1 cup (that’s a LOT!) this shrimp side helps to make shrimp dinner recipes healthy, and filling!

The BEST Sautéed Spinach Recipe (with Garlic and Lemon)
This easy sautéed spinach recipe is just 67 calories for 1 cup, and it's so yummy!
This vegan, gluten-free simple recipe for spinach is healthy and fast. It makes a wonderful side dish, and is super filling!
You can add a pit of parmesan and chopped cashews to jazz it up, though this cooked spinach recipe is delicious as it is. It's nice to change it up from time to time…
Check out this recipe
easy sautéed spinach recipe with garlic and lemon

9. Low Calorie Cilantro Lime Rice

This side dish for shrimp tacos is a “copycat” restaurant (we will “name” them below) and is low in calories and packed full of great flavor.

Shrimp taco sides can be healthy and easy! This flavor packed side dish goes great with our Low Calorie Shrimp Tacos and shrimp fajitas (recipe below!)

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe - Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

This 115 calorie side dish makes for both healthy and easy shrimp dinner ideas.

“Copycat” Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
This cilantro lime rice recipe is just 115 calories, is vegan and gluten-free, and is completely delicious!
Try this chipotle lime rice recipe yourself, it's a crowd pleaser and goes great with any dish.
You can make this chipotle cilantro lime rice recipe on the stove top, or in a rice cooker, directions for both are included.
Check out this recipe
Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

10. Garlic Almond String Beans

This is probably our favorite shrimp side dish… It’s bright and pretty, packed with protein and flavor.

This healthy side is great with both shrimp pastas, and as a shrimp scampi side dish.

Healthy Green Bean Recipes

This 20 minute, 59 calorie (for a cup! – that’s a lot) side dish with shrimp is both healthy and fast!

Healthy Green Bean with Almonds and Garlic
Healthy green bean recipes are wonderful side dishes for holiday gatherings, or just weeknight cooking.
This quick and easy green bean recipe is low in calories and can be made in just 20 minutes.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Green Bean Recipes

Recipe Roundup Card for the Best Shrimp Side Dishes:

This list of healthy shrimp dinner ideas include printable recipe cards, nutrition labels, and shopping lists for all 10 healthy shrimp side dishes!

You can click to open each recipe to find their individual recipe cards, and other helpful resources. 

Try Our Healthy Shrimp Recipes for Dinner:

10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

The BEST 10 Shrimp Sides

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These 10 healthy sides for shrimp dinners are all low calorie and easy to make.
Included are baked and grilled shrimp sides. As well as sautéed side dishes for shrimp.
Be sure to see above for our low calorie, healthy shrimp recipes for dinner!
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French, Mexican
Servings 1 dinner side
Calories 50 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Pick 1-2 healthy shrimp sides.
  • Click on the links to retrieve the recipes… You can even print the recipe cards for each side dish!
  • Serve them alongside your favorite shrimp dinners.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sideCalories: 50kcal
Keyword Side Dish, sides
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