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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

Normally, it’s chicken or beef that lands on the grill, but today I decided to add to my shrimp recipes with these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs.

We barbecue at our house most of the year. We don’t get much in the way of snow in the winter so our outdoor grill is perfect for those nights when I just don’t feel like cooking.

I just marinate something to hand over to my husband to cook at dinner time ,and get the night off!

shrimp with vegetables and limes on a wooden cutting board and words Grill cilantro Lime Shrimp.

These kebabs are so easy to make and they taste just amazing. They are the perfect choice for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration too! They are also gluten free, Paleo and Whote30 compliant.

Using fresh herbs for cookingrecipes add so much flavor that dried herbs just can’t impart. I’ve chosen cilantro to add great taste to these kebabs and to garnish them as well.

Need a great side dish to go along with your shrimp kebabs? Try this Southern coleslaw.The dressing is just amazing!

It’s time to fire up the grill for these grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs.

Do you love 30 minute meals? So do I and this one is ready in far less than that!

One of the things that I like most about these grilled cilantro lime kebabs is how colorful they are! The sweet peppers really add a great visual look and all the flavors really combine well.

If it is too cold still for you to use the outdoor grill, an indoor grill pan works beautifully too. The indentations and raised areas of the pan will give you the “grill marks” just as though you had cooked these outside!

Raw shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper, cumin, lime, peppers and cilantro.

The ingredients are just a few: jumbo shrimp, limes, sweet peppers, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

TIP: If you are using bamboo skewers for this recipe, be sure to soak them in water for an hour or so before you grill them.

They will hold up better with the heat of the barbecue grill if you do this.

The main thing to remember is not to make the skewers too early. Lime juice will actually start cooking seafood, so the skewers need to be made just before you are ready to cook.

I also made sure that the lime was not right next to the shrimp. I plan to drizzle them with lime while they are cooking. Aren’t they colorful?

Vegetables and shrimp on skewers in a glass pan.

The cilantro and lime combine so well to flavor the shrimp and peppers. And grilling the peppers gives them a very different taste too.

Even if you are not a pepper lover, you will like the way they taste.

grilled cilantro lime shrimp kebabs on a wooden cutting board with limes.

The flavor of these shrimp was just delicious. My husband loved them and they were great served with rice and a tossed salad.

Fast, easy and perfect for any special occasion!

If you are looking for a shrimp dish with a bit more heat to it, try my spicy garlic and parsley shrimp recipe.

For more great recipes, be sure to check out my Pinterest boards. And for a great tasting party shrimp recipe, try these beer battered coconut shrimp.

Yield: 2

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp Kebabs

This delicious shrimp recipe is quick and easy to prepare. The shrimp have a lovely tart flavor from the limes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 16 jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 limes, very thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 baby peppers, cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 6 bamboo skewers soaked in water 1 hour
  • 1 lime cut into 4 wedges


  • Season the shrimp with garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, and half of the cilantro. Set aside.
  • Cut one lime into very thin slices.
  • Don't make your skewers too early or the shrimp will actually start to cook. They need to be made right before you will be grilling. Peel and devein the shrimp.
  • Thread six skewers, starting and ending with shrimp, and alternating with folded lime slices and peppers.
  • Grill the shrimp on a stove top grill pan brushed with olive oil, turning occasionally, until shrimp is opaque throughout, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  • Top with remaining cilantro and squeeze lime juice right before serving.
  • Serve with rice and garnish with lime.
  • Notes

    Adapted from a recipe on Skinny Taste

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1448mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 10g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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    Friday 15th of April 2016

    Thanks so much for the tip about soaking the skewers in water! I'd never thought of doing that before!


    Friday 15th of April 2016

    It really makes a big difference in how they cook. They take the heat well if you soak.

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