5 from 8 votes
Two shrimp skewers on a bed of rice with a side of summer herb sauce.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Summer Herb Sauce
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Your summer grilling plans couldn't be easier or more delicious with these grilled shrimp skewers and summer herb sauce on the menu. Plump shrimp are coated in a simple spice rub, grilled to perfection and then paired with a flavorful, creamy sauce. Serve on a bed of your favorite rice with a side salad and you have yourself the ultimate summer meal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #lowcarb, #sauce, Glutenfree, grilled shrimp skewers, seafood, shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 261 kcal
Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
Ingredients
For Summer Herb Sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan freshly grated, using the small holes on a box grater
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
For Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Instructions
  1. To make the summer herb sauce, add garlic cloves and lemon juice to a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the herbs, Parmesan, Greek yogurt and crushed red pepper and process until the mixture begins to smooth. Scrape down the side of the bowl as necessary.

  2. With the food processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste, starting with 1/2 teaspoon, and process to incorporate the salt throughout the sauce. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Once refrigerated, the sauce will thicken, but you can thin it out with a little olive oil if need be.

  3. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper until well coated. Thread the shrimp onto metal or wooden skewers. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight to prevent from burning.

  4. Grease the grill grates and heat on high. Place the shrimp skewers on the hot grates, close the lid and cook for two to three minutes. Turn the skewers to the other side and cook for another two to three minutes. The shrimp are finished when they're no longer opaque. If desired, serve over a bed of rice with the sauce on the side. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Summer Herb Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 skewer)
Calories 261 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 618mg27%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1350IU27%
Vitamin C 29.6mg36%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.