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These pesto shrimp skewers are made on the grill and taste amazing! Serve them as an appetizer or a light meal. They are perfect for a party!

Easy Pesto Shrimp Skewers On The Grill
Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Now that it is officially summer, I love using my grill even more. And food on a stick is always a great idea for entertaining. I’ve made them many times. These will be perfect for 4th of July, too!

Jumbo shrimp, marinated in flavorful pesto, then threaded onto skewers with some grape tomatoes and lime slices. The tomatoes and lime slices are totally optional, I had friends come over, when I made these, so I wanted to get as many skewers as possible, that’s why I added them. I do not suggest that you squeeze the grilled limes over the shrimp, instead use fresh lime juice. The grilled ones are just for decoration and, if they are burned, they might taste a little bitter.

Easy Pesto Shrimp Skewers On The Grill for 4th of july
Shrimp Skewers

You can use smaller shrimp and smaller skewers, it is up to you. I do not like 0ver cooked shrimp, that’s why this is on the lighter side, feel free to cook it to the desired doneness.

These pesto shrimp skewers are super easy and perfect for the seafood lovers out there.

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5 from 3 votes

Easy Pesto Shrimp Skewers On The Grill

By Lyubomira from CookingLSL
These pesto shrimp skewers are made on the grill and taste amazing! Serve them as an appetizer or a light meal. They are perfect for a party!
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


For the shrimp:

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp, , deveined
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp lime juice


  • 16 grape tomatoes
  • 3 limes, , cut into quarters
  • 8 wooden skewers


  • In a large bowl combine pesto, salt, pepper and lime juice. Add shrimp, cover and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Soak wooden skewers in cold water for 15 minutes.
  • Thread lime, shrimp and tomato onto skewers.
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium low heat. Glean grates and lightly grease them.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, turning once, until shrimp is no longer pink.
  • Serve.


Makes between 7-10 skewers, depending on the size of the shrimp and if you are going to be using tomatoes and lime slices to garnish.


Calories: 74kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 225mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 610IU, Vitamin C: 12.4mg, Calcium: 37mg, Iron: 0.3mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Grilling is where it’s at for me, and these skewers are the perfect light, flavorful summer meal! Pinned. 🙂

  2. I’ve just recently become a fan of shrimp. I’m really digging this pesto sauce to dress up the shrimp. What a delicious summertime meal!

  3. These skewers look so delicious! I love pesto and shrimp, so these sound perfect. I think food on a stick just tastes better too 😉

  4. BBQed meals are one of the best parts of summer! These pesto shrimp skewers sound fantastic Mira! Love them!

  5. These skewers look DELICIOUS, Mira. And that pesto sounds so divine! Handy foods are always awesome!!

  6. Yay for grilling season! These shrimp skewers look perfect, Mira! Love the pesto – so fresh and delicious!

  7. I just moved into a new apartment, and there’s a grill on the rooftop. I can’t wait to make these!!! I hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July!!!!

  8. Great for a summer barbeque. Also, this is awesome for a weeknight meal…so simple and looks fantastic!

  9. I used large frozen shrimp. Also, I pan fried them. I live south of Tucson and it is 100* out there, not an evening I want to start the BBQ. Who knew a simple pesto marinade could taste so good.

    1. Great, glad it worked! I agree, no grilling for me this weekend either, it is so hot in the Midwest.