Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Easy, healthy and delicious grilled shrimp skewers served with fresh mango salsa! Perfect spring and summer barbecue dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinate2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Shrimp Skewers, grilled shrimp skewers recipe, shrimp skewers, shrimp with mango salsa
Servings: 6
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye



  • 2 pounds uncooked large shrimp , shelled
  • 6 wooden skewers (soaked in water for 15 minutes)


  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 large cloves garlic , thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mango Salsa:

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


  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, 1 Tablespoon lime juice, salt and pepper.
  • Thread uncooked shrimp onto soaked skewers and place in a 9×13 pan (or something similar). Pour marinade on top of shrimp. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to marinate for 2-6 hours.
  • Meanwhile, prepare mango salsa. Mix together mangoes, cilantro, jalapenos, green onions and remaining Tablespoon of lime juice. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat grill to high heat. Grill marinated shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side, or until pink and firm. Remove from grill and serve with mango salsa. Enjoy!


  • The shrimp must be peeled before marinating and grilling.
  • Be sure to soak your wooden skewers in water for 15 minutes to keep them from burning. Alternatively, you can use metal skewers instead.
  • You can use frozen uncooked shrimp, however make sure they are thawed completely before grilling.
  • I wouldn't recommend using precooked shrimp. It has a tendency to taste rubbery and extra chewy when grilled.
  • For a stronger garlic flavor in the marinade, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add sliced garlic and cook until soft. Then add 1 Tablespoon lime juice, pepper and salt. Let cool, then pour over shrimp to marinate.
  • Click here for a step-by-step tutorial showing how to cut a mango.
  • Can use an indoor grill pan if necessary. 


Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg