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Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers With Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Nothing says summer like an enormous slice of cool watermelon devoured in the backyard under the blazing sun. Stretch your mind and now imagine the scent of garlic shrimp skewers, with a subtle hint of lemon, being grilled nearby – you may be thinking, “what does watermelon have to do with shrimp”?

Well, it is an unlikely combination, but we have come to believe that it is a winning one, and we know if you try it, you will trust in it too!

Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon should be consumed for many reasons; first and foremost, it helps you stay hydrated in the summer heat as it contains 92% water. It is rich in vitamins C and A, with a scattering of magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins which can help with anti-inflammatory issues.

Watermelon is also beneficial for your eyes and may help prevent macular degeneration with the presence of lycopene, a rewarding antioxidant. Then there is citrulline present in the watermelon, which is reported to reduce muscle soreness, so it makes a great addition to a shake or smoothie after an intense workout.

A good thing to know is that watermelon seeds are edible too, and if you don’t want to eat them raw, you can set them aside and roast them later. Full of B vitamins, magnesium, and zinc, they are definitely a treat.

A nice light beverage that complements this meal is citrus and watermelon-flavored water. We also suggest adding a simple yet refreshing avocado dip with chopped, raw vegetables to share among friends.

Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 20 min Cook: 8 min

Ingredients

Watermelon Salsa Ingredients

Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon Salsa Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the watermelon salsa in a bowl, and toss until well combined.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. In another bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Skewer the shrimp on the bamboo skewers, and brush with the lemon-garlic sauce.
  6. Grill the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Serve the shrimp skewers topped with watermelon salsa.
Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa served alongside garlic shrimp skewers is everything you have been waiting for in a novel, surprising summer dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled garlic, shrimp, skewer, watermelon salsa
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 339kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 32 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wooden skewers soaked in water
  • 1 cup watermelon diced
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 cup bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. jalapeños minced

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the watermelon salsa in a bowl, and toss until well combined.
    1 cup watermelon, 1 cup cucumber, 1 cup bell pepper, 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/2 cup onion, 2 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. jalapeños
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • In another bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic, and add salt and pepper to taste.
    4 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup olive oil, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Skewer the shrimp on the bamboo skewers, and brush with the lemon-garlic sauce.
    32 large shrimp, Wooden skewers soaked in water
  • Grill the shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Serve the shrimp skewers topped with watermelon salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1767IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg