A Healthy-Version Shrimp Po’ Boy Recipe

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Lydia Published: January 4, 2021 Modified: October 15, 2021
A Healthy-Version Shrimp Po’ Boy Recipe

How To Make A Healthy-Version Shrimp Po’ Boy

A popular Louisiana sandwich that’s usually unhealthy and high in calories now made healthier and lighter with fresh shredded vegetables.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Herb Buttermilk Slaw:

  • 1tbspGreek yogurt,0% fat
  • 1tbspbuttermilk,low fat
  • 1tbsplight mayonnaise
  • 1tbspshallot,finely minced
  • 1tspchives,fresh, finely minced
  • 1tspparsley,fresh, finely minced
  • 1clovesmall garlic,crushed
  • pinchkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¾cupsred cabbage,(about ¼ a small head), thinly sliced
  • cupsgreen cabbage,(about ¼ a small head), thinly sliced
  • ½cupcarrots,pre-shredded

For Shrimp:

  • 6ozlarge shrimp,peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • ¼tspcumin
  • ½tspsugar
  • 1clovemedium garlic
  • ¾tspOld Bay,30% Less Sodium
  • ½tspolive oil
  • 7.5ozFrench baguette,(about ¾ loaf), multi-grain or whole grain
  • 1lemon,cut into wedges
  • Hot sauce,optional


  1. In a medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, chives, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.

  2. Add the red and green cabbage and carrots, mixing to evenly coat. Set aside.

  3. In another medium bowl, combine the shrimp, cumin, sugar, garlic and Old Bay.

  4. Gently toss, evenly coating the shrimp. Set aside.

  5. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

  6. Add the olive oil then the shrimp and cook until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.

  7. While shrimp are resting, slice the baguette into 3 even pieces, then slice each of the 3 pieces in half horizontally.

  8. Remove the inner soft part of the bread, leaving the outer crust.

  9. Toast in toaster oven (or broil in the oven) until desired crispness.

  10. To assemble: Top each sandwich with 2 ounces of shrimp and ⅔ cup slaw.

  11. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 306.81kcal
  • Fat: 5.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.72g
  • Fiber: 4.67g
  • Sugar: 8.65g
  • Protein: 17.64g
  • Cholesterol: 72.44mg
  • Sodium: 825.69mg
  • Calcium: 131.03mg
  • Potassium: 416.86mg
  • Iron: 3.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 219.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.09mg
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