Summertime recipes – grilled shrimp souvlaki

Last week we went Mexican for our summertime recipe, this week we’ve decided to go Greek! This wonderful Greek dish is quick and easy to make and is perfect for both a simple lunch or add in a few side dishes to make a larger meal for dinner.

Combining seafood, vegetables and plenty of herbs, you end up with a delicious, fiber-packed Mediterranean meal. Take a look at the recipe below…

Here’s what you’ll need…

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons olive oil plus additional for brushing grill
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
3/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cucumbers
Black pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 small red onion, cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick rings
4 whole-grain flatbreads
Here’s what you’ll need to do…

1. Rinse shrimp, and pat dry. Stir together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon oil, and 1 tablespoon each dill and oregano in a medium bowl. Add the shrimp, and toss to combine. Marinate, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.

2. Stir together 1/4 cup yogurt, half of garlic, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon dill in a serving bowl. With a vegetable peeler, cut cucumbers into lengthwise ribbons, discarding the largely seeded core. Toss cucumber ribbons with yogurt mixture and pepper, to taste.

3. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup yogurt with remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon dill, and remaining garlic in a small serving bowl for raita sauce. Season with pepper, to taste.

4. Toss tomatoes and onion with remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a bowl. Grill shrimp with tomatoes and onion in a lightly oiled well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or grill pan, turning once, 5 minutes or until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, tomatoes are softened, and onion is golden brown and tender. Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.

5. Grill flatbread until golden brown and slightly crisp. Transfer to 4 serving plates; top evenly with cucumber salad, shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and romaine, if desired. Serve with raita sauce.

Let us know how you get on if you decide to try this recipe or if you have any other Greek or Mediterranean dishes we could try – leave a comment below…