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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers, layered with summer peaches, tomatoes, and sourdough bread, finished with balsamic and fresh basil.

Shrimp Panzanella Skewers
Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers

Panzanella is a traditional Italian bread salad, where cubes of (usually stale) bread add some heft to fresh summer vegetables at peak ripeness. Here, the bread is more of a background player with its crunchiness providing a great counterpoint to the juicy, sweet grilled fruit and shrimp. More grilled shrimp skewers you will love are these Grilled Shrimp Scampi Skewers and Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers.

Shrimp Skewers with Peaches and Tomatoes

What bread do you use for Panzanella?

My favorite bread for Panzanella is sourdough, but you could also use baguette or ciabatta. Typically, you want a crusty, hearty bread that’s about a day old so that it doesn’t get soggy from the produce and vinegar. Since we’re grilling these skewers, the bread will get toasty and hard anyways.

You could easily double the bread if you want or leave it out altogether, but honestly, it’s my favorite part! Panzanella is a bread salad, after all.

What to Serve with Panzanella

To complete your dinner, serve this grilled shrimp Panzanella with these Lemon- Parsley Potato Foil Packets or this Grilled Corn Salad with Feta. If you want an extra veggie, throw some zucchini on the grill while you’re cooking the kabobs.


  • If you’re gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free bread.
  • Swap the sourdough for ciabatta or baguette.
  • Sub cherry tomatoes for the grape tomatoes, or use bigger tomatoes and cut them into smaller pieces.
  • Switch out the balsamic for red wine vinegar.
  • If you’re vegetarian, skip the shrimp and use extra peaches and tomatoes.
  • If you want to take the food off the skewers and serve it as a Panzanella salad, add some cucumbers, mozzarella, and kalamata olives.

Shrimp Skewers with Peaches and TomatoesGrilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers

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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers, layered with summer peaches, tomatoes, and sourdough bread, finished with balsamic and fresh basil.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 skewers


  • 32 jumbo peeled shrimp, 18 oz total
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large peaches
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 thick slice sourdough bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (2 oz)
  • 16 long wooden or metal skewers
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic vinegar or glaze, for serving


  • Pat the shrimp dry and season both sides with salt.
  • Cut the peaches into thick wedges (6 to 8 per peach, depending on size).
  • If using large tomatoes, core them and cut them into wedges approximately the same size.
  • Thread the shrimp, peaches, tomatoes, and cubed bread onto doubled skewers, alternating as you like but beginning and ending each skewer with shrimp, for a total of 8 kabobs. Lightly spray with cooking oil.
    Shrimp Skewers with Peaches and Tomatoes
  • Preheat the grill with high heat and oil the grates.
  • Grill the kabobs for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until the shrimp are pink and firm and the bread is lightly charred. The tomatoes may be bursting.
  • To serve, place the kabobs on a platter. Thinly slice or tear the basil and sprinkle it over everything with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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If using wooden skewers, soak them for 30 minutes before use.


Serving: 2 skewers, Calories: 216 kcal, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 188 mg, Sodium: 376 mg, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 7 g


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12 comments on “Grilled Shrimp Panzanella Skewers”

  1. Im going to make this for the 4th. I am curious about the bread. It seems like 2 oz wont be enough for 8 servings. Has anyone fond that it’s not enough?

  2. We made these for a dinner party this weekend and they were such a hit! Even the kiddos really enjoyed them. I wasn’t so sure about balsamic and shrimp but the pairing was perfect.

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    Madison Huffman

    I made these last night and they were FANTASTIC! My husband is an executive chef and him and his coworkers were very impressed. Follow the recipe exactly and you can’t go wrong. Shrimp can quickly overcook so make sure to follow 2-3 minutes per side. This was a perfectly light, healthy, yet flavorful summer meal. 

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    Stefanie Wilson

    Delicious! I added fresh mozzarella on top after everything was cooked and served with a side salad. Will definitely make this again before summer is over. 

  5. This is one of our favorite Skinnytaste meals!  I hope to make it several more times before peach season is over!

  6. I made this recipe exactly as written for company last night – and got rave reviews! I was wary that it would be sufficiently flavorful without first marinating the shrimp but the (bottled) balsamic reduction and basil were perfect enhancements. Can’t wait to make it again! Thank you.

  7. Can this be done using a grill pan indoors? I’d really love to try this but don’t have access to an outdoor grill.