Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers



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Quick to cook and healthy, these shrimp skewers are a grilling favorite. Pair them with grilled veggies or serve over a fresh salad for a crowd-pleasing summertime meal.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

Throughout the summer Isaac and I grill out constantly. The grill becomes our oven and we basically use it to cook anything and everything. We’ve even grilled avocado before. I know it sounds strange, but they actually come off the grill warm, creamy and absolutely delicious. Don’t knock it until you try it!

One of my absolute favorite things to grill is seafood so I’m pumped to share this simple lemon pepper shrimp skewer recipe. It’s light, fresh and cooks up in a matter of minutes!

Healthy Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

These shrimp cook up in a mater of minutes and they work great in just about any recipe. Serve them up along grilled veggies for a full meal or use them as stopper for pasta or salad. I love serving using these shrimp as a protein source for my kale caesar salad.

Healthy Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

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4.67 from 3 votes

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

Zesty, light and quick to cook, these lemon pepper shrimp skewers are a grilling favorite. Pair them with grilled veggies or serve over a fresh salad for a crowd-pleasing summertime meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 3


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon, about 3 Tablespoons of juice + lemon wedges for serving
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Fire up your grill with heat set to medium-high. Mix garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, coconut oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add shrimp and toss to combine. Let shrimp marinate for a few minutes.
  • Place shrimp on metal or soaked wooden skewers. Place shrimp skewers on grill and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and serve hot with lemon wedges to squeeze over shrimp.



Serving: 1/3 of recipe | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: grilled lemon shrimp
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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    1. Woo!! This makes me so happy to hear, Kiss! Thanks for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

  1. 5 stars
    These tasted SO incredible that they never made it onto the plate. We literally stood in the kitchen eating them off of the skewers raving about how delicious they tasted! I would love to try them over a salad (as intended) but I have a feeling my husband will polish off the remaining shrimp before I get a chance. Definitely making this again, thank you, Brittany!

    1. I’m so glad thee shrimp was a success!! Next time you’ll have to make a double batch. 🙂

  2. Grilled shrimp are a summer must! I love how quickly they’re done and hint of lemon is perfect 🙂