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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

A quick garlicky lime marinade works magic on these juicy shrimp. They come off the grill with huge flavors perfect for your next cookout. —Melissa Rodriguez, Van Nuys, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • Lime slices


  • Mix first 9 ingredients; toss with shrimp. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Thread shrimp and lime slices onto 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-4 minutes per side.
Nutrition Facts
1 kabob: 167 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • Nicole
    Oct 11, 2020

    Quick, easy and packs a lot of flavor! I had a lime infused Olive oil that I substituted for the zest and regular olive oil.

  • JCV4
    Jun 25, 2020

    This is a great recipe! The shrimp were juicy and tasted excellent!

  • justmbeth
    May 15, 2018

    While I enjoyed these shrimp, I think I have other shrimp recipes I enjoy more. Ease of this recipe is very attractive.

  • shelli1542
    Jun 11, 2017

    Loved this! They had just the right amount of spice and flavor. Will definitely make often.