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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Truly enjoy the summer with this sweet and spicy Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp served with cool and refreshing Avocado Dip.

Plate of Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Besides all the fresh fruit and ice cream, I love summer because I get to grill the whole season long and even into fall. If you’re looking for me around 5pm, I’ll be at the grill until winter cooking up everything from ribs to this Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Holy moly guys! This shrimp is amazingly good. I like shrimp but this is like Whoa! It’s got a hint of sweetness and a bit of spice and the greatest thing is that it’s super easy to make!

That’s why I love the grill so much. It makes for an easy meal and easy clean up. Gosh I just love that I don’t have to wash another pot or pan.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Avocado Dip

To whip up this awesome shrimp, just mix the spices with the lime juice and honey and let it all marinate with the shrimp while you soak your skewers in water so they don’t burn. While you’re waiting, you can prepare the most delicious avocado dip.

This avocado dip is cool and refreshing so it’s the perfect pair to the sweet and spicy shrimp. Not only is it yummy but it’s healthy! All it takes is an avocado, non-fat Greek yogurt, milk, lime, cilantro, and some ranch seasoning. And now I just want to drown everything with this scrumptious avocado dip.

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

You can serve this Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp as an appetizer, main dish, or in a salad. All I know is I want to eat this all day, everyday and you will too!

Here are a few more grilling recipes for you to enjoy:

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 276 kcal
Author: RecipeGirl.com

This is a totally delicious shrimp recipe to serve all summer long.

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Ingredients

SHRIMP:

  • wooden skewers
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime wedges, for serving

AVOCADO DIP:

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon dry Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

PREPARE THE SHRIMP:

  1. Let wooden skewers soak in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a large zip bag, mix the honey, oil, juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper together. Add the shrimp and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Drain the shrimp from the marinade and place the shrimp on skewers. Grill over high heat for 2 minutes per side or until opaque.

PREPARE THE AVOCADO DIP:

  1. Place all dip ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Serve garnished with cilantro, fresh lime juice, and serve with Avocado Dip.

Recipe Notes

  • 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 288mg 96%
Sodium 1417mg 59%
Potassium 357mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 12.4%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 22.1%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is a Midwest girl currently living in Nebraska with her husband and two little girls. She started rubbing elbows with her mom in the kitchen as soon as she discovered she could lick the brownie bowl clean. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating healthy dinners and indulgent desserts. Find more recipes by Melanie on her blog Garnish & Glaze..

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