Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Shrimp with Summer Squash and Tomatoes Recipe

Monday, July 16, 2012

Shrimp with Summer Squash and Tomatoes Recipe

It sure is summer squash season in Minnesota right now. My one plant, which is gigantic BTW, is averaging at least one a day to be picked. I see alot of new recipes with summer squash on this blog in the near future! I will be trying a variety of ways to serve it, so it's something different all the time. 

This recipe is an instant favorite. I just love the flavor. It's so fresh and bold. The shrimp goes great with the squash and tomatoes and it's fairly quick to make from start to finish. My 5 year old daughter Ella even loved it. Her plate was cleared so fast, I couldn't believe she finished it all. You will love this one! We sure did!

Shrimp with Summer Squash and Tomatoes (print recipe)

What you need:
1 medium summer squash, cut into 1/4 inch slices
12 ounces medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups campari tomatoes, quartered
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced
1 teaspoon fresh basil, minced
salt and pepper
olive oil

Heat some olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high to high heat.  Add squash slices in a single layer and cook for a couple minutes on each side until they start to brown. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Add more olive oil to skillet if needed. Add shrimp and garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper. and saute over medium high for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and herbs and cook for about 2 more minutes or until shrimp are cooked through and tomatoes start to soften. Add squash and stir. Remove from heat and serve with a side of rice or pasta.

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Recipe Source: Weight Watchers (slightly adapted)

This recipe was shared at:
Recipe of the Week at Family Fresh meals
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Fresh Produce Tuesday at 2 Sisters 2 Cities
Manic Monday at Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Mix it up MOnday at Flour Me With Love
Makin You Crave Monday at Mrs Happy Homemaker
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Seafood Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club
Foodie friends Friday at A Lil Country Sugar
Thursday's Treasures at Recipes for my Boys
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Cast Party at Lady Behind the Curtain
Whatcha Whipped up Wednesday at DJ's Sugar Shack
Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy's Recipe Box
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training
Good Recipes Online


  1. You were too quick for me this morning ;) I was in the process of letting y'all know to stop by and see that you've been nominated, but ya beat me to it! Ha! Congratulations on your nomination - LOVE your blog! Thanks for stopping by and sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. Have a great week, Sheena!

    1. LOL!! I love your blog too Jamie!! Thanks for all the kind comments you've left! :)

  2. This sounds so light an healthy, yet filling. YUM!

  3. Love summer squash... will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it on Foodie Friends Friday and I am a new follower.

  4. This is a perfect recipe for all the garden vegetables that we have right now. It looks very tasty. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz helen!! It's a great way to use garden veggies!

  5. I'm not a shrimp eater, but I'm always trying to find new ways to cook shrimp for my hubby. Need to try this out on him.

    Visiting from the "Foodie Friday" blog hop. :)

    1. I hope he likes it! It's a great way to use shrimp!

  6. The fresh herbs in this recipe sound great with the shrimp and vegetables! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

    1. Your welcome!! I really loves the herbs in this recipe!

  7. Our one summer squash plant is also really producing! Thanks again for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  8. Your squash bounty gives me hope! I've been buying zucchini from the farmers market in the hopes that my plants will do something soon. With as cold and rainy a summer as we've had in Alaska though, my hopes are not the highest. Delicious looking recipe - I love shrimp (at least I've had a lot of that this year!) xoxo

    1. I would love to have alot of shrimp!! I hope your plant starts producing soon! We've had a very hot summer this year in MN!

  9. I think this is a great way to use your squash. I will definitely try your recipe. Here is another one that I thought was good:

    1. That sounds like a great recipe!! I have to save it to try soon! Thank you!!

  10. Visiting from Mealtime Monday. This recipe is summer on a plate. Love!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful dish on Manic Monday!! Much foodie <3


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