Healthy Grilled & BBQ Shrimp Recipes

Find healthy, delicious grilled and BBQ shrimp recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

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Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.

Bibimbap with Grilled Shrimp & Mushrooms

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Bibimbap, a bowl full of sticky rice topped with several vegetables, meat or seafood and a fried egg, is one of the most iconic dishes of Korea. The artfully arranged little piles of vegetables may include carrots, spinach, mung bean sprouts and cucumbers. This tasty version has grilled portobello mushrooms and shrimp.

Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs

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Shrimp and asparagus both cook very quickly, making them a perfect pair on the grill. We've seasoned them in delicate flavors--lemon, garlic and dill--so their natural sweetness can shine through. Pick fat asparagus stalks for easier skewering.

Grilled Asparagus & Shrimp with Pasta

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Topped with fresh mint, this pasta dish is perfect for any night of the week!

Shrimp & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw

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These healthy grilled shrimp and mini bell pepper kebabs come together in just 30 minutes, so they're great for weeknight dinners. A bag of coleslaw mix is a time-saving meal starter. Here, we make it our own by mixing in grilled red onion and crushed pita chips. A homemade herb-feta dressing both coats the slaw and sauces the kebabs.

Grilled Cajun Jambalaya

Every one of the ingredients used in this grilled spin on a Louisiana favorite is awesome with some charred flavor. Plus, using a grill cuts down on the cleanup for this Cajun jambalaya recipe. Even the rice gets some smokiness from grilled tomatoes. Also known as the Holy Trinity, the combo of bell pepper, onion and celery (which here we swapped for celery seed) is used to flavor Cajun and Creole dishes like gumbo and this jambalaya. No skewers? Use a grill basket instead.

Shrimp, Scallop & Pineapple Skewers with Cilantro Aioli

Fire up the grill and make these delicious citrusy seafood skewers.

Zucchini Fritters with Orange Shrimp

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Orange-ginger marinated shrimp are served alongside crispy zucchini fritters with a yogurt-based dipping sauce in this simple main dish recipe.

Easy Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Salsa Verde

Fresh cilantro, parsley, and lime juice make a tangy green salsa that adds lively flavor to this easy grilled shrimp recipe.

White Shrimp Pizza

If you love shrimp Alfredo on pasta noodles, you'll really enjoy this pizza recipe. The Alfredo-based white sauce coats individual whole-wheat pizza crusts which are topped with grilled shrimp, bacon, and slices of red onion.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers over White Bean Salad

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Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light, summery bean salad that in turn makes an aromatic bed for the easy grilled shrimp. The shrimp and salad are wonderful together but you could also make them separately. Consider skewering and grilling scallops as another delicious option.

Grilled Sherry-Garlic Shrimp

Sherry, garlic and a touch of spicy red pepper flavor the marinade for this grilled shrimp recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

17 Grilled Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Shrimp will become your new go-to protein to throw on the grill. The grill adds a delicious smokiness to the shrimp, which pairs well with seasonal produce like corn and tomatoes. Recipes like Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Shrimp & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw are healthy, tasty and make the most of summer flavors.

Linguine with Grilled Shrimp & Black Olives

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The smoky mellowness of grilled shrimp plays against the powerful saltiness of olives in this lively summer pasta.

Grilled Redfish with Andouille & Shrimp Couche Couche

New Orleans chef Chuck Subra turns couche couche, a Cajun breakfast food where a cornmeal batter is cooked in oil until browned, into a savory stuffing for grilled redfish. If you prefer not to make cornbread from scratch, use 4 cups diced prepared cornbread.