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Lime juice and cilantro give these high protein shrimp kebabs a refreshing flavor. Perfect for the grill, serve them as an appetizer or with some brown rice for a light entrée.


  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup lime fresh juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Romaine lettuce, for serving
  • Lime wedge, for garnish


  • In a blender, combine shallots, garlic, lime juice, cumin and cilantro and blend until smooth. Add olive oil and pepper and blend until smooth. In a large bowl, combine shrimp and marinade, tossing to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning once.
  • Preheat grill to high. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread onto skewers (if using bamboo skewers, soak them first). Grill for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, with the cover closed. Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of lettuce garnished with lime wedges.

This Recipe first appeared in Health eCooks®.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size:

  • 3 shrimp

Per Serving: 

Calories: 177; Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 173mg; Sodium: 169mg;Carbohydrates: 2g; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 23g