Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

4.75 from 4 votes

A juicy, succulent crowd pleaser!

Nothing tastes better than shrimp grilled to juicy, succulent perfection. Perfect for backyard parties or neighborhood potlucks, these Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade are simple to whip up, but taste luxurious. And best of all? The recipe ditches the processed ingredients used in store-bought dressings and marinades. Instead, it calls for 100% clean and wholesome ingredients.

Zesty paprika, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper are whisked together to form a mouthwatering marinade. Fresh squeezed lime juice adds a splash of tanginess that’s sure to keep your taste buds on their toes! After coating the shrimp with the mixture, shrimp skewers only take a few minutes on the grill before they’re cooked to heavenly perfection. Top with some chopped cilantro for a garden-fresh finishing touch.

If the weather doesn’t allow the luxury of grilling, you can easily pop these skewers in the oven and still enjoy a roasted, protein-packed meal that’s bursting with flavor!

4.75 from 4 votes

Shrimp Skewers with Garlic-Lime Marinade

These shrimp skewers are a tasty reminder that the grill isn't just for beef.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 skewer
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pound raw shrimp large, cleaned and deveined
  • 1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, finely chopped for serving

Dipping Sauce (optional)

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh


  • Whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika for the marinade.
  • Thread shrimp onto skewers, about 5 to 6 shrimp per skewer. Place on a plate. Pour marinade over shrimp skewers.

To Grill

  • Oil grates of a grill and set to medium heat. Add skewers to grill and cook for about 2 minutes per side or until pink and opaque, basting with any extra marinade while cooking.

To Roast in Oven

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Lay skewers on baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes, until pink and opaque. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley to serve, if desired.

Optional Dipping Sauce

  • Whisk all ingredients until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 188mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Low-Carb, Paleo, Quick and Easy, Seafood

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  1. These are awesome, we will grill up for an appetizer or with a meal.
    Didn’t have a lime so used a lemon, so good. Thank you!5 stars

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