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Lime Shrimp Kabobs

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 2


    • 3 large limes
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, cleaned and chopped
    • 10 medium cherry tomatoes, rinsed and dried
    • 10 small white button mushrooms, wiped clean and stems removed
    • 16 large shrimp, uncooked, deveined


In a glass measuring cup, squeeze limes, yielding 1/4 cup of juice. Add the garlic, pepper, olive oil, and cilantro, and stir. Place the shrimp in a medium bowl, and pour the cilantro-lime marinade over the shrimp. Let the shrimp marinate for 10 to 15 minutes in the refrigerator (do not let them marinate for more than 30 minutes as the acid of the juice will alter the texture of the shrimp).

While waiting, alternate cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and shrimp on four skewers.

Grill the skewers over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until the shrimp are just cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Lime Shrimp Kabobs
Serving Size 1/2 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 16g  
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 80%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 2
Fruit 0
Vegetable 1
Milk 0
Fat 1
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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