Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa


By Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy for I Heart Nap Time

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

Hi again! Guess what? It’s springtime! Finally! Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to break out your grill and get barbecuing! I’m super lucky that I get to live in Southern California where the weather is moderate all year long. We barbecue year round!

My husband is usually our grill master. I get sort of nervous grilling meats because I’m never sure when they’re done cooking. I’m always afraid of overcooking and undercooking. But when it comes to shrimp, that’s my specialty. I always know when it’s done cooking because it turns from gray to pink – easy peasy!


Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

My boys like shrimp, but only if it’s simply made. Not fried or covered in seasonings, etc. That’s one of the reasons why these grilled shrimp skewers are so awesome.

Another reason is because simply put, skewers are cool. Everyone likes grilled meat on skewers! Also, this shrimp is marinated in a deliciously simple garlic oil marinade. It’s quick to make and adds so much flavor to the shrimp. And then there’s the mango salsa, which is easy to whip up and can be served on the top or on the side of the shrimp.

These skewers are perfect for entertaining, too. They’re easy, healthy and absolutely delicious. You will love to welcome spring and summer by making a batch up soon! And if you want to try another easy shrimp dish, try this favorite of ours: Orange-Thyme Grilled Shrimp.Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa


Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa


  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, shelled
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water for 15 minutes


  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chunked
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely diced (or less depending on heat preferences)
  • 1/2 of a bunch of cilantro, leaves only, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Heat olive oil in medium saucepan over low heat. Add sliced garlic and cook until soft. Add 1 Tbsp. lime juice, pepper and salt. Let cool.
Thread shrimp onto soaked skewers and place in a 9x13 pan (or something similar). Pour garlic oil marinade over shrimp. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 2-6 hours.
Meanwhile, prepare mango salsa: mix green onions, mangoes, jalapeños, cilantro and remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat grill to high. Grill marinated shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side. Shrimp will be pink and firm. Take off grill and serve with salsa. Enjoy!

Note: you can also use an indoor grill pan if necessary

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

I’d love to have you stop by and check out more of my delicious recipes over at Yummy Healthy Easy! See you next month!

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Jen Nikolaus

Hi! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (YHE). I’m a diet coke fiend, cookbook collector, and all-around lover of food! I’m also a mom to four crazy boys. My blog chronicles my everyday life in a household full of testosterone while also focusing on sharing yummy, healthy and easy (emphasis on YUMMY) recipes that any parent can make!

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  1. sue/the view from great island posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:57 am (#

    Wow, that platter is sensational — what a party you must have had! I adore mango salsa, too. Great inspiration to fire up the grill.

    • Jennifer posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:28 am (#

      I am TOO excited about grilling season! Thanks for the comment, Sue!

  2. Lauren posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:00 am (#

    Skewers ARE cool! And your mango salsa has me drooling over here!

    • Jennifer posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:27 am (#

      Thanks so much Lauren!! It’s really tasty! :)

  3. Shoe posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:23 am (#

    great. Please help me. I want eat it. haha.

  4. Amy@theidearoom posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm (#

    Looks amazing! Pinned for dinner!

    • Jennifer posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:27 am (#

      Thanks Amy, for the comment and the pin! xo!

  5. Eldie @ Edlie's Domesticated Life posted on April 4, 2014 at 9:14 am (#

    That looks fantastic! It’s got me ready to fire our grill up!

  6. Blair @ The Seasoned Mom posted on April 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm (#

    These look great. Our kids really like grilled shrimp, so I’m excited to have a new way of preparing it. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

    • Jennifer posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm (#

      My kids love shrimp too, Blair! Yours will love this grilled version! Thanks so much for the sweet comment and pin! xo!

  7. Deb posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm (#

    Excellent post! Great photos & instructions..So, when is dinner? Love Mango Salsa, shrimp & cooking with stainless steel skewers. Can’t wait til it’s abit warmer for the BBQ. Bookmarked

    • Jennifer posted on April 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm (#

      Thanks so much, Deb!!