Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

These shrimp skewers are easy to make and so full of flavor! The shrimp are grilled to perfection and then topped with a fresh chimichurri sauce. You’ll love this recipe!


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. To a small bowl, add shrimp, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss to coat.

3. Thread shrimp onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes before using).

4. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until opaque and slightly pink in the center.

5. To a food processor, add parsley, cilantro, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Pulse until well combined.

6. Serve shrimp skewers with chimichurri sauce.

Potential changes & improvements

-Try serving this recipe with rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

-If you don’t have a grill, you can cook the shrimp in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

What other food it works well with

This recipe would be delicious served with grilled chicken or steak.

Common Mistakes

-Be sure to soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before using to prevent them from burning on the grill.

-Don’t overcook the shrimp or they will be tough and rubbery.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1/4 recipe

Calories: 260

Fat: 17 g

Saturated fat: 2 g

Unsaturated fat: 14 g

Trans fat: 0 g

Carbohydrates: 5 g

Sugar: 2 g

Fiber: 1 g

Protein: 22 g

Cholesterol: 286 mg

Sodium: 1042 mg

Allergens: Shrimp, Olive Oil, Vinegar

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