Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 5 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
I came up with this recipe when my daughter grew a beautiful jalapeno plant last summer. I already had cilantro in the garden, so it seemed like a great combination for a tasty sauce. —Elizabeth Lubin, Huntington Beach, California
Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Dipping Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cilantro, oil, chives and garlic. Add the shrimp; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a blender, combine the sauce ingredients; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving.
  3. Thread shrimp onto 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers. Grill, covered, over medium heat until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 615mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.