Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers + Healthy Grilling Recipes

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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Grilled skewers of shrimp and zucchini, onion, and mushrooms on a navy serving tray.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 16 mins
  • Yield: 3


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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Seafood


  • Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 21g

Keywords: grilled lemon shrimp

Want more healthy grilling recipes? Check out these:

  • Grilled Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette — Who says you can’t grill salad?! Try this delicious and summery recipe grilled kale salad! Topped with peaches, shallots and toasted hazelnuts, you will never go back to regular old kale. Grilled kale reminds me of kale chips and we all know how I feel about those. I’m totally trying this salad ASAP.
  •  Prosciutto Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breast — Have your meat and veggies too! Make this delicious prosciutto asparagus stuffed chicken breast on the grill for an impressive summer supper. How fancy does this dish look?! I want to make it for my next cookout just to impress everyone. 🙂
  • Grilled BBQ Short Ribs — These grilled short ribs are covered in a smokey dry rub with an optional BBQ sauce slathered on at the end. They’re cooked low and slow on the grill for a tender meaty summer dinner and served with a fresh grilled pineapple salsa. I’m pretty sure that if I made this for Isaac I would win wife of the year!!


  • Grilled Chocolate Cherry Almond Crisp — This isn’t your traditional cherry crisp! It’s easy, paleo-friendly and made on the grill. A fun, smokey-sweet dessert for summer that’s made a little healthier! Ummm… yeesss to this all the way! It looks amazing.
  • Honey Grilled Bananas with Mocha Chocolate Sauce — The perfect healthier summer dessert! If you’ve never grilled bananas, you need to start with these. Lightly sweetened and topped with a flavorful chocolate sauce for the perfect grilled treat. I have a feeling I might be grilling bananas this week!

What’s your favorite thing to cook on the grill? As I mentioned, grilled seafood is my jam, but I also looove grilled veggies… especially sweet corn!

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    1. Jennifer
      July 4, 2020 AT 9:58 am

      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. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2020 AT 6:19 pm

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

    2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
      July 29, 2015 AT 7:36 pm

      Grilled shrimp is my fav! And I love how simple and easy this is! Pinned!

    3. emily
      July 27, 2015 AT 11:45 pm

      Oh giiirrrllll!!! My mouth is watering!

    4. Lexi @ Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
      July 27, 2015 AT 10:18 pm

      Give me ALL the skewers!!!!!!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 28, 2015 AT 2:39 pm

        I’ll share if you make me some grilled naners!

    5. Gina | Running to the Kitchen
      July 27, 2015 AT 3:35 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 28, 2015 AT 2:39 pm

        ME TOO! Dinner can be ready in less than 10 minutes!

    6. melissamorningm
      July 27, 2015 AT 9:41 am

      Yum, that cherry almond crisp looks great!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 28, 2015 AT 2:40 pm

        Doesn’t it?!? I can’t wait to try it.

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