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This sautéed shrimp and broccoli recipe is made with lemon, honey, and feta. It’s ready in 30 minutes and so easy to cook – perfect for a weeknight dinner! Recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free.

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Yummy shrimp bowls packed with vegetables and tons of flavour are one of my all-time favourite dinners as a dietitian. I always love coming up with new flavour combinations, and this shrimp and broccoli recipe totally hit the spot!

In this recipe, shrimp and broccoli are sautéed on the stove and tossed in a simple sauce of lemon, olive oil, and honey.

Everything then gets topped with crumbled feta, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes for an extra kick of flavour! It’s perfect served over a bed of whole grains, pasta, or potatoes.

Like all my recipes, this one packs in a ton of nutrition benefits like fiber and protein. I go more in detail on the health benefits of shrimp and broccoli below if you’re interested.

I’d love to know if you make this one. Let’s get cooking!

Looking for more ways to cook with shrimp? Be sure to check out my roundup of 15+ easy, healthy shrimp recipe ideas for inspiration!

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Recipe Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this recipe are 9 simple, healthy ingredients (plus salt + pepper):

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What To Serve With Shrimp & Broccoli

Because this recipe provides a protein (shrimp), veggies (broccoli), and a yummy sauce, I’d recommend serving this over a starch!

Here are some starch serving ideas:

  • Whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice, or farro
  • Pasta or couscous
  • Potatoes – roasted, mashed, or steamed/boiled

How To Store & Reheat Recipe

Leftovers of this recipe can be kept for 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Dairy-Free Option

To make this recipe dairy-free, simply swap the feta with a plant-based alternative. There are many available on the market now!

The rest of this recipe is naturally dairy-free, as well as gluten-free.

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Shrimp Nutrition Benefits

Shrimp are an excellent source of high-quality, complete protein – a standard 3-ounce or 85-gram serving provides 18 grams of protein.

This tasty shellfish is also rich in essential micronutrients like: 

  • selenium
  • vitamin B12
  • phosphorus
  • niacin
  • zinc
  • magnesium
  • iron

Finally, shrimp is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which support the health of your heart and brain.

Broccoli Nutrition Benefits

This green cruciferous vegetable is a great source of many micronutrients, including: 

  • vitamin C (broccoli is one of the best sources of Vitamin C out there – just one cup provides 135% of your daily needs)
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin A
  • folate
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium

Broccoli is also rich in dietary fibre. One cup of broccoli provides 2.3 grams of fibre, which is 9% of your daily fibre needs. Fibre is known to help with digestion, heart health, blood sugar control, and weight management.

Finally, broccoli is a source of beneficial plant compounds (like sulforaphane) and antioxidants (like carotenoids)

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This sautéed shrimp and broccoli recipe is made with lemon, honey, and feta. It's ready in 30 minutes and so easy to cook – perfect for a weeknight dinner! Recipe is gluten-free.
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Ingredients

  • ~18 large shrimp, thawed, deveined + tails removed
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (about 1 large crown)
  • Olive oil, to sauté shrimp + broccoli
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Lemon Honey Sauce:

Toppings:

Instructions

  • PREP: thaw, devein and remove tails from shrimp. Chop broccoli into florets, mince garlic, zest 1 lemon and then juice both lemons. Set ingredients aside. If making a starch to go with recipe, get that started now (see ideas in notes)!
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, and cornstarch until well-combined. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high. Add olive oil or other cooking oil to pan. Cook broccoli for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly until it starts to lightly brown.
  • Add shrimp to the pan and sauté for 2 mins. Lower heat, then pour in the lemon-honey sauce. Season with salt + pepper. Allow to simmer and stir for another 2 minutes, before removing from heat.
  • Serve shrimp and broccoli over starch of choice. Top with crumbled feta, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

*TIPS:
  • While I enjoyed the consistency of this sauce, you can make it thicker by sprinkling in a little more cornstarch when cooking (start with about 1/2 tsp). Just make sure you mix everything together well.
  • If your broccoli is taking too long to cook, you can add a small splash (1-2 Tbsp) of water to the pan, cover, and allow to steam for a couple minutes.
 
*SERVE WITH: Because this recipe provides a protein (shrimp), veggies (broccoli), and a yummy sauce, I’d recommend serving this over a starch! Here are some ideas:
  • Whole grains, like quinoa, brown rice, or farro
  • Pasta or couscous
  • Potatoes – roasted, mashed, or steamed/boiled
 
*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe can be kept for 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Simply reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.
 
*DAIRY-FREE OPTION: To make this recipe dairy-free, simply swap the feta with a plant-based alternative. There are many available on the market now!

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