5 Ingredient Grilled Lemon Shrimp Kabobs with Creamy Avocado Basil Dipping Sauce

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5 Ingredient Grilled Lemon Shrimp Kabobs with Creamy Avocado Basil Dipping Sauce

These gorgeous Lemon Shrimp are dunked in a perfect basil avocado grilled shrimp dipping sauce!  This combination of seafood, lemon and avocado is summer food perfection.

Hi guys!

Now that I’m home for a few weeks, I’m settling into a summer cooking routine and that means a pretty good grilling kick.  I just can’t get enough of being outside in the mountains in the spring and summer.  It’s such a perfect time to be here.

One thing I love to grill is shrimp!  They are fast, simple and taste amazing under a little smoke.  In fact, I thought I’d share my new favorite way to eat grilled shrimp today…. skewered with lemon and served with a grilled shrimp dipping sauce that will knock your socks off.  This simple sauce is made with avocado and basil – the perfect summer twist!  Plus this recipe is gluten free, low carb and oh so healthy.

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Here’s how to make the shrimp & avocado grilled shrimp dipping sauce…

These shrimp look fancy, but are pretty easy.

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

You just thinly slice lemon and double skewer the food, alternating shrimp, lemon, shrimp.  I only add a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper.

For cooking ease, I slide the foil right onto the grill.  It’s a great weeknight dinner trick because cleanup is a breeze!  The hardest part is cutting the lemon in the pretty thin slices.

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

The sauce is quickly whipped together by blending or processing one avocado, basil, lemon and olive oil.  All together this entire recipe comes together with only FIVE ingredients.  That’s my kind of cooking!

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

The finished product compliments each other to perfection.

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Serve this with my Greek Yogurt and Dill Potato Salad or my Low Carb Cauliflower Potato Salad for a delicious cookout meal.  It would even be pretty fabulous with this any of these great summer quinoa salads.

These shrimp kabobs and the avocado grilled shrimp dipping sauce are easy enough for a weeknight meal but fancy enough for guests!  I hope you’ll try them and let me know what you think.

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce

This is the perfect grilled shrimp recipe!  It's only 5 ingredients and comes with a perfect Avocado Basil Grilled Shrimp Dipping Sauce
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Grilling, Pescatarian
Servings 4 kabobs


For the shrimp

  • 1 pound 16-20 count shrimp, peeled and deveined. Tails on.
  • 2 1/2 lemons, thinly slice two of them into about 16 slices. Use other half of third lemon in the sauce below.
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • foil
  • salt and pepper

For the sauce

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (use other half with shrimp)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste, to taste


  • Using two skewers, thread the shrimp and lemons on the sticks making kabobs.  Squirt the half of a lemon over the shrimp.
  • Brush the shrimp with the olive oil and season with the salt and pepper.
  • Place shrimp skewers on the foil.
  • Put all the ingredients for the avocado sauce in a blender or food processor and combine until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Grill shrimp at 400 degrees for 2-3 each side. Once the shrimp are pink and start to curl, they are done! Don't overcook.


If you put shrimp directly on the grill, they will cook even faster. If you can't find the big shrimp, you can just single skewer and make more kabobs. Cooking time will be less.
Tried this recipe?Mention @Julie_Wunder or tag #RunninginaSkirt!

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Your turn!

What do you like to grill in the summer?

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:40-04:00 May 17th, 2018|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Grilling, Lunch, Pescatarian Meals|28 Comments


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  4. Jason Hughes May 22, 2018 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Yep! Definitely throwing these on the grill tonight! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  5. My kids love grilled shrimp and it’s an easy meal to make on the grill for sure

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups May 17, 2018 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    This looks like a perfect summer dinner!

  7. Lisa Ballantyne May 17, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    You always share the most amazing recipe ideas, Julie, and they are all healthy! Thank you! These photos look so tempting!

  8. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 17, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I think Alex would love the shrimp and I could easily pair the sauce with chicken. We’ll have to test this out!

  9. Miz Helen May 18, 2015 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Your Grilled Shrimp with awesome dipping sauce looks delicious, a great summer dish. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Jess @hellotofit May 15, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    I’ve never thought to add avocado and basil together! These look so delicious and perfect for summer! Thanks 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      It’s actually super yummy and a little different. I do the same combo in my avocado pasta.

  11. andrea May 15, 2015 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Goodness gracious, that looks so yum!!!

  12. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie May 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    You had me at avocado dipping sauce.

  13. Carole from Carole's Chatter May 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie, I do hope you’ll come over to Food on Friday: Prawns & Shrimp to add this to the recipe collection! Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

    • JulieWunder May 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Hey Carole,
      Thanks for letting me know about your linkup! I was super busy this week, but I’ll try to remember to linkup next week! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again!

  14. Susanna @Zealous Mom May 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Yum! We love, love grilling all throughout the year. This looks like such a fun summer dish. I will be making it for sure. Pinned. 🙂

  15. Sam @ PancakeWarriors May 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous!! Love grilling shrimp – never thought to put lemon on the skewer with the shrimp!! So yummy!

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      It really adds a lot of flavor and helps keep the shrimp moist! Thanks for stopping by today!

  16. The rest of my family would be all over this! Looks great and easy

  17. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 14, 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply

    And my heart just exploded in happiness 😀

  18. Blane Sherer May 14, 2015 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I really like your food presentation shots.

    • JulieWunder May 14, 2015 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Thank you! I work really hard on them, so that means a lot to me!

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