Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki, Spinach, and Feta Recipe

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Submitted by amydrummond

Makes 4 servings



Tzatziki is a popular Greek sauce made from yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and dill. Here we've subbed in shallots for garlic and used it to top skewers of shrimp. Serve any leftovers with pita chips, as a substitute for mayo on roast chicken sandwiches, or as a sauce for grilled lamb.

Recipe Ingredients for Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki, Spinach, and Feta

8 ounces Voskos plain nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 cup cucumber, 1/4 inch cubes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 1/4 teaspoons anise seed, finely crushed, divided
1/2 tsp Olive oil (for brushing and drizzling)
1 pound uncooked large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails left intact
8 cups baby spinach leaves
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Recipe Directions for Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki, Spinach, and Feta

  1. Mix Greek-style yogurt, cucumber, dill, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, shallots, and 3/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed in small bowl; season tzatziki generously with salt and pepper. Chill.

  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill with oil. Thread shrimp onto 4 metal skewers. Brush shrimp all over with olive oil; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon crushed aniseed. Grill just until shrimp are opaque in center, about 3 minutes per side. Divide spinach among 4 plates; drizzle lightly with additional lemon juice and olive oil. Top each with 1 shrimp skewer. Spoon tzatziki over shrimp; sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.

  3. *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.

Categories

Seafood, Main Dish, Greek, Barbecue

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 300.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
237
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
4.3g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
191mg
64%
Sodium
532mg
22%
Potassium
503mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
11.7g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
33.9g
Vitamin A 119% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 30% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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