Ideal as either an appetizer or main dish recipe, this Lemon Basil Shrimp Recipe is truly a meal to be had!

Fresh and tangy, this dish will definitely satisfy your taste buds, while still keeping you on track with your daily point total. Each serving has just a 3 Points, so it’s a wonderful low calorie meal idea for any time of the day.

This is a really easy shrimp dish that really looks wonderful, so I love to use it as a low calorie appetizer recipe served before the dinner entree. I think it’s also a great idea for a light and healthy lunch recipe!

Though it’s not an official one of Weight Watchers Recipes, anyone who is following the Weight Watchers plan and is looking for low point meal ideas will certainly enjoy it.

Lemon Basil Shrimp Recipe


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp low calorie butter (I like Brummel & Brown)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (thawed if frozen) with tails
  • zest of a lemon
  • juice from 1-1/2 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 red onions, chopped


  1. Heat oil and butter on medium in a large skillet until it just starts to bubble.
  2. Add garlic and cook for a minute.
  3. Add enough shrimp to cook in a single layer. Cook until just opaque in the center, turning once, about 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add shrimp and gently combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours and up to 24 hours.
  6. To serve as an appetizer, place in a dish lined with lettuce leaves and other vegetables, and mound shrimp on top.
  7. To serve as a main dish, arrange lettuce leaves on individual serving plates, mound shrimp on one side, and try serving with slices of cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Each serving = 3 Points

photo credit: southern living

1 Comment

  1. NoNoNannette

    What are you serving in, it look like some type of homemade eatable blow?