These easy Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers are made with homemade basil pesto, you'll want to make them all summer long!
Yield: 7 servings
5 from 8 votes

Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
Homemade pesto with basil from my garden makes a scrumptious addition to shrimp. Serve these for dinner or make them at your next BBQ!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs jumbo shrimp (peeled and deveined (weight after peeled))
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 7 wooden skewers

Instructions

  • In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing.
  • Combine raw shrimp with pesto and marinate a few hours in a bowl.
  • Soak wooden skewers in water at least 20 minutes (or use metal ones to avoid this step). Thread shrimp onto 7 skewers.
  • Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-low heat until hot. Be sure the grates are clean and spray lightly with oil.
  • Place the shrimp on the hot grill and cook until shrimp turns pink on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes; turn and continue cooking until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer, Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5g, Protein: 25.5g, Fat: 8.5g, Sodium: 292mg, Fiber: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 5