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.
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!
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.