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Grilled Shrimp Skewers

For leftovers, serve the shrimp cold in a green salad with a little reduced-fat feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette for lunch.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 skewer

  • Calories 55
  • Carbohydrate 0 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Fat 1.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Sugar 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 425 mg
  • Potassium 105 mg

This Recipe Serves 9


1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 scallions, (white and green parts), minced
1 pound peeled and deveined raw medium shrimp
9 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.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Ensure your ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be gluten-free.

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