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Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs are the ultimate easy grilling recipe. They are prepped in less than 10 minutes and also take less than 10 minutes to cook! They are filled with flavor from fresh lime juice, chili powder, garlic, and cumin, and are delicious on top of a salad or as a light main dish.

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Shrimp is my absolute favorite quick and easy protein to make for dinner. It’s so versatile, as it takes on any kind of flavor that you add to it, and they cook incredibly fast. All they need is 5-7 minutes on the grill and they’re ready to go!

For this Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabob recipe, the shrimp are marinated in a combination of fresh lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salt. The ingredients for the marinade are so simple, but oh so delicious. It only takes a few minutes to marinate the shrimp, which means dinner prep is super fast and and you won’t have a bunch of grumpy hangry family members wondering when dinner will be ready!

I also added cherry tomatoes to the kabobs, for extra flavor and because I love grilled tomatoes. They are also incredibly tasty with the chili lime marinade!

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Ingredients in Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

  • Shrimp – I recommend using peeled and deveined shrimp, which makes life so much easier! You can use tail-on or tail-off shrimp for this recipe. I like using the bigger shrimp, which are 20-24 count per pound but again, use whatever you prefer!
  • Lime Juice – freshly squeezed!
  • Olive Oil – a little bit of fat keeps the shrimp well marinated.
  • Chili Powder – this adds a little smokiness and tons of flavor!
  • Minced Garlic – I love the flavor that fresh garlic adds.
  • Cumin – adds more smokiness to the flavor of the shrimp.
  • Salt
  • Cherry Tomatoes – grilled until they are slighlty soft and blistered.
Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

How to Make Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

As I’ve said about 10 times already, this recipe is so incredibly easy to make!

To start, you’ll combine the lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salt in a small bowl and mix well to combine. Add it to the shrimp and tomatoes, and let it marinate for about 5 minutes.

While the shrimp is marinating, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. You want it hot before you put the shrimp on so you get some grill marks, since the shrimp cook pretty fast. Thread the shrimp and tomatoes onto the skewers, and then place the skewers onto the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.

That’s it! Serve topped with fresh cilantro. We love these Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs on top of my Southwestern Salad, or alongside some Mexican Street Corn Dip! They’d also be delicious in tacos, or with more grilled veggies.

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

A quick and easy grilling recipe for shrimp kabobs with chili lime seasoning and cherry tomatoes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Taylor

Equipment

  • Grill
  • Skewers

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp lime juice *about 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined *you can use tail on or off - both work!
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • wood or metal skewers/kabobs *if using wood, be sure to soak them in water for 20 minutes prior

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, garlic, cumin, and salt, and stir well to combine.
  • Add the shrimp and tomatoes, and toss to coat well. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Thread the shrimp and tomatoes onto the skewers.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add the skewers and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the shrimp is no longer translucent and the tomatoes are starting to blister.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1187mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3mg
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