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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

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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

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

for the lemon yogurt sauce

  • Mix the lemon zest into the yogurt.

for the shrimp

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

to serve

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