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Dinner in 15 Minutes: Mediterranean Shrimp

Dinner in 15 Minutes! This Mediterranean Shrimp recipe makes a deliciously light and healthy weeknight dinner. Try it – your family is sure to love it!



I’ve been making variations on this Mediterranean Shrimp dish for years.  Like many of my recipes, when my family loves it I tell them, “Well, good luck getting the same exact thing again cause I just threw it together!”   Sooo… here’s my written down version.

I use canned tomatoes and love the convenience of the pre-seasoned ones with basil, oregano and garlic, though I add six cloves of fresh garlic, too. We love our garlic around here!  Feel free to add more herbs like oregano, basil or Italian seasoning and subtract some garlic.

I have found Costco has some of the best prices on both shrimp and Kalamata olives. The frozen shrimp package says not to quick thaw it under running water in a colander, but I do it all the time… what can I say, I’m a rule breaker!

The kids eat the 15 Minute Easy Mediterranean Shrimp over whole wheat pasta that I cook in advance over the weekend.  We grownups are always watching our weight so we skip the pasta and eat salad.

Variations:    You can also throw in a bag of spinach, arugula or kale at the end.  It will wilt superfast and add even more nutrition to 15 Minute Easy Mediterranean Shrimp.  Today I used Kale and it was perfect!

And, at the last minute I decided it needed some artichoke hearts.  Totally up to you!


15 Minute Easy Mediterranean Shrimp

  • YIELD: 4 – 6 Servings
  • PREP: 5 mins
  • COOK: 10 mins
  • READY IN: 15 mins

This is a fast, easy and healthy weeknight meal. Use less garlic if you’re not that into garlic.



  1. Finely Chop Garlic. Heat Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat and saute garlic for about 30 seconds. DON’T BURN IT!
  2. Add shrimp and sautee for just a couple minutes till it starts to turn pink.
  3. Add tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, spinach and artichoke hearts. Cover pan and cook till heated through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Taste a shrimp for doneness! I would also add red pepper flakes to the recipe but my 8 and 9 year old boys don’t like a lot of it, so we pass it around at the table.


Find more great recipes from Valerie Hoff on her blog

Valerie Hoff DeCarlo

Valerie has been an Anchor and Reporter at WXIA-TV in Atlanta for 14 years. She currently anchors 11 Alive Weekend Morning News and the popular Ways to Save segment, which helps viewers live well on less money. Topics include groceries, fashion, vacations, and personal finance. She is married to Derrick DeCarlo and the mom of 8 year old Nicholas and 6 year old James (Jhenya) who was adopted from Siberia in 2009. Valerie started her blog in June 2013 to write about frugal lifestyle tips, family and battling breast cancer.

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