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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

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

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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.

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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 - recipe from

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 - recipe from

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!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 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

For the Avocado Dip:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


For 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.
  4. Serve garnished with cilantro, fresh lime juice, and serve with Avocado Dip.

For the Avocado Dip:

  1. Place all dip ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  • 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints per serving

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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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