Lemon Dill Grilled Shrimp with Yogurt Herb Sauce are a healthy, fast and flavorful weeknight dinner or party appetizer! On the table in 30 minutes or less and gone in less time than that!
School starts back this week. I swear it feels earlier each year. It really has no affect on me other than the ridiculous amount of traffic I have to drive through on my way home from the gym. I drive right by the middle school and high school at the time everyone is arriving in the morning.
It seems like once school starts back up everyone forgets that it’s still summer and they’ve already moved on to fall and the overhyped pumpkin spice. Sorry if you love the stuff, but I just find the whole “pumpkin spice” obsession obnoxious. And I don’t know why it has to start being promoted everywhere when it’s still summer!
You won’t be seeing any pumpkin recipes around here until at least sometime next month. I can’t even think about it when I’m still loving every minute of summer. So instead of baking with pumpkin, you can find me out at the grill making these Lemon Dill Grilled Shrimp with Yogurt Herb Sauce.
I’ll eat shrimp any way it’s prepared, but I really enjoy it grilled. It’s sweet, juicy and has a nice smoky flavor from the grill. The biggest thing to remember when grilling shrimp is that it literally only takes about 3-4 minutes total to cook depending on the size.
A lot of people overcook shrimp and it ends up with a not so pleasant rubbery texture. When done right, it’s tender and juicy and if you’re like me, you’ll probably lose count of how many you’ve eaten.
The shrimp in this recipe are quickly marinated (15 minutes max) in a combination of olive oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic and fresh dill for maximum flavor. While the shrimp marinate it’s the perfect time to make the yogurt herb sauce.
Greek yogurt, lemon zest and juice, garlic and fresh herbs of your choice are all you need to make this fresh and flavorful dipping sauce. I recommend using fresh dill, flat leaf parsley and either mint or cilantro.
Once the shrimp are grilled you can serve them right away or they taste great cold if you need to make them ahead of time. They’re an easy weeknight dinner when served with a salad, grilled vegetables or rice, or a party appetizer that will disappear within minutes of setting them on the table. Enjoy!
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