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Lime Shrimp Kebabs

There’s nothing like a summer barbecue with family and friends to celebrate the season.

For a quick, easy, and healthy meal, add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.


  • 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

  • 16 large shrimp, uncooked, deveined

  • 10 medium cherry tomatoes, rinsed and dried

  • 10 small white-button mushrooms, wiped clean and stems removed


In a glass measuring cup, squeeze limes, yielding ¼ 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. Alternate cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and shrimp on 4 skewers. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Grill the skewers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until the shrimp are just cooked through.

Makes 2 servings

Each serving contains 160 calories,  6 g fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, and 17 g carbohydrates.