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Shrimp Skewers with Tzatziki, Spinach, and Feta

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Calories 267; Total Fat 11g; Carbohydrates 9g

class="recipe_desc_text">Travel to the Mediterranean without even leaving your kitchen. Shrimp and creamy Greek-style yogurt come together to create a satisfying and indulgent protein powerhouse. The high protein content of this quick and easy dish and its healthy monounsaturated fat will have you feeling full for hours after dinner. If you're still craving something sweet, sample some ripe summer fruit.

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Nutritional Information

Amounts per serving plus the % Daily Value (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

  • 267 Calories (13%)
  • 11g Total fat (17%)
  • 6g Saturated Fat (32%)
  • 203mg Cholesterol (68%)
  • 554mg Sodium (23%)
  • 9g Carbohydrate (3%)
  • 2g Fiber (7%)
  • 33g Protein (66%)

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  • 1 cup Greek-style (2% or nonfat) yogurt*
  • 1 cup 1/4-inch cubes English hothouse cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus additional for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons aniseed, finely crushed, divided
  • 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


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.

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.

*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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