Grilled Shrimp with Tzatziki, and Spinach Salad with Orange and Feta

Grilled Shrimp with Tzatziki, and Spinach Salad with Orange and Feta

Grilled shrimp has to be one of my favorite things to eat. I mean, what’s not to like? Juicy, sweet, and slightly charred taste when it’s cooked on the grill. This recipe is so simple, so easy and yet so delicious, and takes less than 30 minutes to make. This grilled shrimp gets a lovely smoky flavor and they are the perfect complement to cool summer salads. For this recipe, I used large tiger prawns and paired it with homemade tzatziki sauce, spinach salad with orange and feta cheese and a light lime vinaigrette. This is backyard kebab grilling at its best. Here’s to another perfect summer meal! Please make sure to visit Fiesta Friday at Angie’s to check out new great recipes this week and Fiesta Friday co-hosts, Fae and Suzanne!

Grilled Shrimp with Tzatziki and Spinach Salad with Orange and Feta

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Inspired by “Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki, Spinach, and Feta from Epicurious


  • 1 cup Greek-style (2% or nonfat) yogurt*
  • 1 cup 1/4-inch cubes English hothouse cucumber or Persian cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus additional for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • Olive oil (for brushing)
  • 1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1/2-3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chopped almonds

Salad dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
  • Salt pepper to taste


Tzatziki sauce:
Mix Greek-style yogurt, cucumber, mint, dill, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and shallots; season tzatziki generously with salt and pepper. Chill.

Using a sharp knife, peel the orange, removing all the bitter white pith. Working over a bowl, cut in between the membranes to release the segments. Squeeze the orange membranes to extract the juice and save for the salad dressing. Add spinach leaves and mix. Whisk together the orange juice that you saved with the rest of the salad dressing ingredients. Pour the salad dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle salad with almonds and feta cheese and serve.

Grilled Shrimp:
Preheat grill on high heat. Brush grill with oil. Thread 3 to 4 shrimp on a skewer. Brush shrimp all over with olive oil; sprinkle with salt, and pepper. Place shrimp on a grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, don’t overcook. Remove from grill and squeeze some fresh lemon juice. Spoon tzatziki over shrimp; and serve with orange spinach salad.

*A thick yogurt; sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores (such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods markets) and Greek markets. If unavailable, place plain yogurt in cheesecloth-lined strainer set over large bowl. Cover and chill overnight to drain.

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    Sinfully Tempting
    June 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

    This looks amazing! Definitely pinning this one to try very soon. Thanks so much for bringing this to the party…yum! Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂

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      June 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks! I am glad that you liked this recipe! It’s a keeper for sure:) happy FF!

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    Fiesta Friday #20 | The Novice Gardener
    June 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

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    June 13, 2014 at 9:58 am

    What a original dish!

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    June 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Delicious and refreshing Olga!

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    June 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This recipe just screams summer, Olga! It sounds like absolute perfection…love everything about it!

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      June 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Nancy! You absolutely right, it’s perfect summertime dish!

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    June 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    What a great looking salad, Olga!!!!. I can live on this all Summer long 🙂
    And you are so right about grilled shrimps.

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      June 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Pang! Me too! It was very light and delicious:) I should be eating more like this:) have a nice weekend!

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    June 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Lovely summer idea, I like it very much!

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    June 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    It looks so yummy and perfect.. I just love shrimp..
    Recently me too tried almost same combo of shrimp and orange.. It was fun

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      June 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks! I think it’s a great combination and perfect summer dish! Thanks for stopping by:)

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    Patty Nguyen
    June 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Your shrimp look great, Olga. What a smart idea to top the skewers with tzatziki sauce!

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    Fae's Twist & Tango
    June 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Happy Fiesta Friday #20, Olga! Beautiful refreshing salad to go with beautifully grilled shrimps in tzatziki sauce. Perfect for the party! 😛

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    June 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I love everything about your dish, i can see myself ordering this at a restaurant – yum!

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    June 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    what a delicious choice!

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    June 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Perfect for this season, so fresh and tasty, Olga 🙂

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    June 14, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Love it!

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    MB @ Bourbon and Brown Sugar
    June 14, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Simran Chhibber
    June 14, 2014 at 10:47 am

    You must be an awesome cook 🙂

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    June 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    What an amazing dish to present to us here at FF! I absolutely love grilled shrimp and I love all of the other flavours that you have surrounded them with! Beautiful! 😀

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    Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    June 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Looks delicious, I would love a plate right now 🙂

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    June 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    What a beautiful dish. I think you managed to put most of my favorite ingredients together, it makes me drool slightly looking at them 🙂

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    June 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I want this for dinner tonight, it’s beautiful and delicious. I love everything about it.

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    Ngan R.
    June 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    What a lovely summer meal, Olga, and so healthy! Next time I want shrimp, I will have this recipe in mind.

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    June 15, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    What a lovely light & refreshing meal!

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    July 2, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Reblogged this on food thoughts to share and commented:
    This looked like the perfect summer meal to me!

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