BASIL LIME SHRIMP SKEWERS are the perfect easy appetizer for the holidays!
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Basil Lime Shrimp Skewers

BASIL LIME SHRIMP SKEWERS are the perfect easy appetizer for the holidays!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 490kcal
Author Becky Hardin

Ingredients

  • 40 small shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 8 wooden skewers soaked in water for at least 15 minutes
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place the basil, lime juice, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, and parmesan cheese in a strong blender or food processor. Pulse until full combined. Set aside.
  • Place 5 shrimp on each skewer.
  • Brush each side of the shrimp on each skewer with the pesto.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1249mg | Potassium: 145mg | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 2.5mg