Go Back
+ servings
Lightened Up Lemon Shrimp and Grits

Lightened Up Lemon Shrimp and Grits

This recipe is 4 SmartPoints per serving, 1 cup of grits and 1 cup of shrimp.
4 from 4 votes
Print Pin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon light butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • chopped nuts for serving optional


Cook the Grits

  • Bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat. Once it's boiling, slowly add in the grits, with a little bit of salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionaly until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the parmesan and cheddar cheese and 1 T butter. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm and set aside.

Cook the Shrimp

  • Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne pepper and cook until the shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons water, lemon juice and parsley. Stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce
  • To serve, place the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce.
Tried this recipe?Mention @dashofherbs or tag #dashofherbsrecipes!


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 158.6mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 0.5g