Healthy Grilled & BBQ Shrimp Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

Grilling gives these shrimp tostadas a boost of smoky flavor. Skewering the shrimp prevents them from falling through the grates while getting even char on each side. If you have a grill basket, you can throw them in that instead; just make sure to get them into a single layer so they don’t steam.
By Devon O'Brien

Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Feta Dipping Sauce

If you like shrimp, this spicy grilled shrimp recipe will be your new favorite. It's easy, fast and delicious! The subtle spice of the cayenne is balanced by the creamy feta sauce. If you want to tame the heat, you can cut the cayenne in half or skip it completely.
By Julia Levy

Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Kebabs

Rating: 5 stars
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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

Rating: 5 stars
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Topped with fresh mint, this pasta dish is perfect for any night of the week!

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 & Pepper Kebabs with Grilled Red Onion Slaw

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Shrimp, Scallop & Pineapple Skewers with Cilantro Aioli

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

Grilled Shrimp Skewers over White Bean Salad

Rating: 4.89 stars
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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.

Bibimbap with Grilled Shrimp & Mushrooms

Rating: 4.33 stars
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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.

Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Rating: 5 stars
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Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons--including watermelon--for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight.
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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.

Cajun Shrimp Grill Packets with Tomatoes & Okra

Okra retains a delightful tender-crisp texture when cooked in a packet. Here, it teams up with shrimp, tomatoes and Cajun seasoning for a satisfying meal with a taste of New Orleans. Serve with grilled whole-grain bread or polenta.