Grilled Green Goddess Shrimp

Summer is here and I can not get enough of the recipes with all the fresh herbs and citrus. This shrimp is no exception! Its packed with flavor and is waist friendly.

June 26, 2024

Grilled Green Goddess Shrimp

Alissa DiSanto
  • Prep Time
    15 min
  • Cook Time
    15 min
  • Total Time
    30 min
  • Servings
  • Difficulty


  • 1lb shrimp peeled and deveined – tail on or off
  • ½ jalapeno
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil- 1 for marinade, 1 for sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • Salt


  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander


  1. Add jalapeno, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, avocado oil, water, and salt into a small blender and blend until you have a vibrantly green and thoroughly mixed marinade. I start with 1 tablespoon of water but add a second if the blender is having a tough time getting everything blended.
  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to a mixing bowl and pour the marinade over top. Mix the shrimp thoroughly with the marinade and allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Preheat your grill to 450° F while you skewer up your shrimp.
  4. Right onto the grill I place a small nonstick pan. I add the other tablespoon of avocado oil, cumin, and coriander. I want the cumin and coriander to cook and get a toasted flavor for the sour cream. Stay close because this only take a few minutes while stirring every 15-30 seconds.
  5. While the spices are toasting, add your shrimp skewers to the grill with the lid open. Shrimp cooks quickly- usually around 2 minutes per side or until the shrimp has grill marks and is nice and pink.
  6. Remove the small pan and add the spices and oil to your sour cream. Whisk thoroughly so it becomes one homogenous sauce. Add a dash of salt for taste.
  7. Serve the shrimp alongside the spiced sour cream with extra lime wedges.


  • With a highly flavorful marinade such as this one and being that there is lime juice- you do not want to marinate this for long or it can begin to cook the shrimp and make it tough.
  • I like to use metal skewers but if you only have wood that works fine tool. Just make sure you soak your wood skewers in water prior (2-24 hours) to grilling so they do not burn.
  • If you want to make your dipping sauce in advanced, you could always do the sauce steps inside on the stovetop.
  • Each serving is around 6 shrimp.
  • You will notice your shrimp is cooked when it turns from a grey color to a bright pink.
  • Rice or a simple green salad would accompany this shrimp well.

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