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White plate filled with easy grilled shrimp skewers with avocado sauce and lime wedges.
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Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

Fire up your grill and make this Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce. Just 5 ingredients for a quick, healthy, flavorful, and easy grilled shrimp recipe for summer! Serve them as an appetizer or a main course with sides of your choice.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro lime shrimp, grilled shrimp recipe, grilled shrimp skewers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 327kcal
Author Kelly Nardo


Cilantro Pepper Shrimp

  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt, to taste

Avocado Lime Dipping Sauce

  • 2 medium avocado (about 200 grams)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Add shrimp to a large container or bag and add oil olive, cilantro, lime juice, pepper, and salt. Mix well to combine. Refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes, a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Heat either a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. While the grill heats up, pierce the shrimp through metal skewers.
  • Grill shrimp for 5-6 minutes, flipping once halfway through, over direct heat. Shrimp are done when they are pink in color and firm to the touch.
  • While the shrimp cooks, make the sauce. Add avocado, cilantro, lime, and salt and pepper to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Serve shrimp with sauce and enjoy!


If you don't have a grill, you can use a grill pan.
Store extra sauce in a resealable glass jar. Will keep for 5 days (might get a little brown on top, but still good).


Serving: 1/4 of shrimp + 1/4 of sauce | Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.8g | Potassium: 253.5mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg