Pesto Shrimp Two Ways (Basil Lime and Cilantro Lime)

Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers!

Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers!

I live for great appetizers. I’m a girl that could eat tapas all day every day. I love to sample different flavors, and small plates are the easiest way to do that. Holiday season is also APPETIZER SEASON. It seems that around every corner there’s an opportunity to share great starters with friends and family. There’s always a potluck that needs attending or a Christmas party that could use a great dish! This easy recipe for Pesto Shrimp is easily made with either Basil or Cilantro, and comes together in minutes!

Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers! Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers!

Pat LOVED these. He is the pickiest eater I know and he actually asked me to make more. Since they’re so super easy, I was able to make more in just another 10 minutes. I made the Basil Lime and Cilantro Lime, although let’s be honest, they look exactly the same in photos. Make whichever flavor combo you like best or make them both!

Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers! Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers!

Happy Appetizer Season!! And Merry Christmas :)

Easy Pesto Shrimp Two Ways! Cilantro Lime Pesto and Basil Lime Pesto with grilled shrimp is the PERFECT healthy recipe for holiday appetizers!

You’ll find the recipe for Cilantro Lime Pesto Shrimp below.

And click HERE to check out the Basil Lime Pesto Shrimp recipe that I’m sharing over on Real Housemoms.

Pesto Shrimp Two Ways (Basil Lime and Cilantro Lime)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
For the Basil Lime Pesto Shrimp Recipe, click HERE.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a strong blender or food processor. Pulse until full combined. Set aside.
  2. Place 5 shrimp on each skewer.
  3. Brush each side of the shrimp on each skewer with the pesto.
  4. Grill each side for approximately 4 minutes, brushing with more pesto as you flip. If the shrimp aren't fully cooked (they will get smaller and become pink/white), cook for an additional 2 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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[email protected] Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
I am with you on eating tapas all day! Both versions of this sound amazing!
Rahul @ samosastreet
Wow, this looks incredibly tasty.
Cathi
How much basil in the basil lime pesto?
    Cathi
    Sorry, I didn't see the link for the basil lime pesto right away. Looks very good. I'll use it in something else while my husband eats it on the shrimp. ?
Des @ Life's Ambrosia
I love these! I wish I had a plate of them right now! Yum!
Heather | Heather likes Food
These have everything that I love in them! Adding this one to my list of meals!
Heather | Heather likes Food
These have everything that I love in them! Adding this one to my list of meals for the family to try too!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
Love simple & flavorful appetizers like this one! :) And I am team basil for sure.
Justine | Cooking and Beer
I can think of a million and one way to serve this pesto shrimp! Looks amazing, as always! <3 <3 <3
Michelle @ blackberry babe
These look so yum! Love the vibrant colors!
Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give
I love the two options! Mom is an avid cilantro hater so this would be great to make two ways and please the masses. :)
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