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A Healthy Shrimp Recipe with Bulgar Wheat, Mint and Lemon Yogurt

Cajun Healthy Shrimp Recipe with Bulgur Wheat, Bell Peppers, Mint and Lemon Yogurt

A healthy yet flavorful spin on shrimp that's perfect as an appetizer.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Diet and Health Healthy
Seasonal summer
Servings 10


for the bulgur salad

  • 2 cup bulgur
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 red bell pepper small dice
  • 1 green bell pepper small dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper small dice
  • 1 cup celery small dice
  • 1 cup carrot small dice
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

for the lemon yogurt sauce

  • 2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • zest of 1 lemon

for the shrimp

  • 30 shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning

for the lemon vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

for the garnish

  • 15 cured cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chives finely chopped


for the bulgur salad

  1. Add dry bulgur to salted, boiling stock off the stove.
  2. Cover and set aside until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Add the peppers, celery, carrots, parsley, mint oil and lemon juice and mix well.

for the lemon yogurt sauce

  1. Mix the lemon zest into the yogurt.

for the shrimp

  1. Toss shrimp with Cajun spices and saute on both sides until done.

to serve

  1. Whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. Toss the tomatoes with the chives.
  3. Place 1 1/2 tbsp lemon yogurt sauce on the bottom of each of 10 appetizer plates.
  4. Add 2 tbsp bulgur salad beside the yogurt sauce on each plate.
  5. Place 3 Cajun shrimp on top of the bulgur and drizzle with 1 tsp of the lemon vinaigrette. Garnish with the tomatoes,