Spicy Shrimp & Watermelon Kabobs

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 23, 2022
My three sons can polish off a watermelon in one sitting. Before they dig in, I set aside a few slices to make these zesty shrimp kabobs. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas
Spicy Shrimp & Watermelon Kabobs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon (1 inch), divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional


  1. For glaze, place soy sauce, chili sauce, honey, garlic and 2 cups watermelon in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat until mixture is reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup glaze for serving.
  2. On 4 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread shrimp, onion and remaining watermelon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place kabobs on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink, brushing with remaining glaze during the last 2 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with reserved glaze.
Health Tip: A serving of fruit with dinner? Check. Along with 20 percent of the daily value for vitamin C.

Nutrition Facts

1 kabob with 1 tablespoon glaze: 172 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.