Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers
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This is a great grilling recipe for the summer and the skewers give the shrimp a fancy twist. If you have leftovers, serve the shrimp cold in a green salad with a little reduced-fat feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette for lunch.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    9 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 skewer
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

9 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 skewer
  • Amount per serving Calories 50

  • Total Fat 0.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 0g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 11g
  • Potassium 105mg
  • Phosphorus 120mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Lean protein



  • olive oil
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    2 clove
  • medium lemon (zested and juiced)
  • crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp
  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • green onion (scallion) ((white and green parts), minced)
  • raw medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
    1 lbs
  • bamboo skewers (soaked in warm water)


  1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, crushed red pepper flakes, salt (optional), pepper and scallions.

  3. Add shrimp to bowl and toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Divide shrimp evenly among nine skewers. Discard remaining marinade.

  5. Grill skewers 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink and slightly firm to the touch.