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Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

    This grilled shrimp skewers with mango salsa recipe is the perfect appetizer for your next barbecue that can be prepared in minutes.

    Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

    The sun is shining, flowers are sprouting, birds are chirping and my baby is already the size of a mango! Life is good. This recipe is a twist off one of my favorite snacks: mango slices drizzled with fresh lime juice and a touch of sea salt. In college I went on one of those infamous Cancun vacations with a big group of friends. Every morning at about 11am, a man would walk the beach selling mango slices with lime juice and salt – a perfect ocean-side snack. Today I decided to make it dinner-worthy by punching it up with fresh cilantro, red chili pepper and red onions. Feel free to kick the heat level up a notch and experiment with various chili peppers.

    My favorite part about this meal is that it looks like the rainbow on your plate: red from the chilis, orange/yellow from the mango, green from the cilantro, and purple from the red onion. You are filling your body with a host of nutrients including Vitamins C and A from the mango, Vitamin C from the lime juice, and of course capsaicin from the chili peppers. (To learn more about the health benefits of capsaicin – check out Asian Veggie Slaw post!)

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    Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Mango Salsa

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    This grilled shrimp skewers with mango salsa recipe is the perfect appetizer for your next barbecue that can be prepared in minutes.
    PREP: 15 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 25 mins
    Servings: 4


    • 48 medium sized shrimp (raw ,peeled and deveined)
    • canola oil
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • pepper
    • 16 bamboo skewers

    Mango Salsa:

    • 1 mango (peeled and diced)
    • ½ c red onion (minced)
    • ½ c cilantro (chopped)
    • 1 red chili pepper (minced)
    • 1 Juice of lime
    • sea salt and pepper to taste


    • Pre-heat grill to high – this could take up to 10 minutes. The key to grilling seafood is a very hot grill.
    • To prepare skewers, thread 4 shrimp per skewer and brush with canola oil.
    • Season with salt and pepper.
    • When grill is hot, cook shrimp about 2 minutes per side. Do not over cook the shrimp!
    • Meanwhile, prepare salsa by combining all ingredients (mango through lime juice) in a medium bowl.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Serve salsa along side grilled shrimp.


    Excellent source of Vitamin C


    Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 15.4gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 394mgFiber: 1.2g

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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