Spiced Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

Spiced Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

A very colourful and appetising dish.

4 servings
Marinade 30 min
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 5 min

130 calories per serving 


2 tbsp fresh cilantro   4 g
3 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
1/2 dried chili peppers, or to taste   0.4 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
20 shrimp, medium-large, cooked, peeled   200 g
12 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape)   3/4 cup
1 zucchini, cut into 1 cm rounds   130 g
1 onions, cut into segments   200 g
1/2 Boston lettuce, or curly leaf   100 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful for this recipe.

Skewers are needed for cooking.


  1. Blend the cilantro, lemon juice, oil, and chili pepper together in a blender or food processor. Add salt and transfer the contents to a bowl. Add the shrimp to the mixture and toss to make sure that the shrimp are coated evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for about 30 min at room temperature (cool).
  2. Slice the zucchini into thick rounds (about 1 cm). Cut the onion into small "skewable" segments. Arrange the vegetables and shrimp alternately on the skewers. Cook on a medium grill for about 5 min, turning frequently, until cooked and browned.
  3. Serve immediately on the salad leaves.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (190g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




6 g

9 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0 g

4 %


100 mg


120 mg

5 %


8 g

3 %


2 g

6 %


4 g


12 g

Vitamin A

25 %

Vitamin C

30 %


4 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: ¾ serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Good source of :
Folacin, Niacin, Potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Shellfish | First courses/Appetizers | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Christmas

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