Recipe: Pesto Grilled Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinate Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup basil, packed

  • 1 small clove garlic

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated

  • 2 tablespoons ol​ive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (~1/4 lemon)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deviened


  1. Pulse the basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth.

  2. Marinate the shrimp in the pesto for at least 20 minutes, up to overnight, in the fridge.

  3. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 184,

Fat 11g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 755mg, Carbs 2g (Fiber 0, Sugars 0), Protein 18g

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