Sautéed Shrimp With Spinach and Tomatoes

My cherry tomato plants are still kickin’!  So of course, we’re continuing to look for new ways to use them!  :-)

One of my favorite tomato recipes I’ve tried lately was actually from Martha.  My mom recently gave me a stash of her Martha Stewart “Everyday” magazines from the past few months, and (not sure why I was surprised) I’ve totally been enjoying them!!  So far the five or so recipes I’ve tried from them have all been a success, and nearly all of them have only used a handful of ingredents.  You know how I roll — love it!  :)

Anyway, this one was supposed to be for shrimp, tomatoes and arugula.  But I only had spinach in the casa, so substituted it in and the result was still a fresh and wonderfully flavorful summer dish!  I also threw in some smoked paprika (because I apparently can never resist), but I’m sure it’d be fine without it too.

Definitely a fresh, light, and delicious 15-minute meal.  Enjoy!!

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Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach & Tomatoes

A fresh, light, and delicious 15-minute meal… you will LOVE this Sauteed Shrimp With Spinach & Tomatoes recipe!


  • 1.5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 ounces spinach or baby arugula (about 4 cups)
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice


In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until they blister, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and smoked paprika and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring often, until almost opaque throughout, about 4 minutes. Add spinach (or arugula), season with salt and pepper, and toss until wilted, 1 minute. Add lemon juice and toss to combine.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.

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Ali’s Tip:

If you’re in a hurry, feel free to use pre-cooked shrimp.  Just add them about a minute before adding the spinach, and saute until warmed.

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13 comments on “Sautéed Shrimp With Spinach and Tomatoes”

  1. That pic looks sooo good!
    I’ve used cherry tomatoes with fresh corn in a roasted salad. It’s delicious.

  2. This looks like a delightful dish! Unfortunately, my hubby won’t eat shrimp, so I don’t get to make it very often. Next time he is out of town, I’ll have to make this for myself!

  3. I had a handful of shrimp leftover tonight so I think this in on for tomorrow night, but I’m gonna trick my family and use MORE spinach LOL

  4. I’ve made something like this before, except I used broccoli instead. Tomatoes and shrimp are some of my favourite foods!!

  5. This is delicious!! I am big on flavorful food and I will admit that I was not expecting this to be flavorful! I didnt use the paprika because I didnt have any but I used everything else.

  6. Thanks for this great meal… I did it tonight and my husband loved it… I wish i would have add more spinach but next time. I will try this with scallops!!!! 

    • You’re very welcome Tatiana, we’re happy you and your husband enjoyed this! :D

  7. Looks Tempting. I must try this one.

  8. Just finished with this wonderful recipe. Sun gold cherry tomatoes from the garden. I cut them in half,dusted with smoked paprika and sautéed with garlic and salt and pepper. Added the shrimp and cooked for 4 min. Then added a large handful of baby spinach. I would have used2 next time. Added a knob of butter to the olive oil. Finished with lemon juice and fresh basil. Wow, the tomatoes created a golden tomato sauce which bathed the glistening shrimp. This would be a perfect Valentine dinner if you both love savory shrimp!

    Rating: 5
  9. My third time making it
    Loved it and so easy to make
    Great weekday dinner
    I like to use fresh shrimp and baby spinach
    A salad and the meal it’s complete
    For guests I add broccoli and cavitelli

    Rating: 4
  10. So good and so easy!! Definitely saving this to make again!

    Rating: 5
  11. This is delicious! I made it with frozen shrimp and bottled lemon juice because I had them on hand. I also used Pam cooking spray to help reduce the calories. It was amazing, and it took me less than 20 min to make it! I can easily stay on a lower calorie diet with recipes like this one.

    Rating: 5