Fire up the grill on a warm night and enjoy these Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Mint Marinade!! You’ll love the sweet and salty marinade with mint; so refreshing and perfect for summer! Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 friendly.
Summertime means all dinners must be enjoyed without heating up the kitchen. The grill is our most used cooking appliance during these few months!! I absolutely love a grilled dinner, especially anything that involves an amazing marinade, and fresh veggies.
These Grilled Shrimp Skewers provide just that! The Pineapple mint sauce/vinaigrette will be your absolute new favorite. Such a fun combo in the summer that works perfectly with any kind of meat (shrimp, steak, or chicken).
So today, we’re going all out on easy, healthy, and indisputable delicious with these grilled shrimp skewers. I love that these can be customizable with your personal favorite veggies. But the best part? Shrimp cooks lightening fast on the grill making this a fantastic weeknight choice!
Let’s get started.
Pineapple Mint Marinade:
I mean, do I need to say more? This combo of simple ingredients and flavors is CRAZY delicious. Go ahead and double the batch. Save it for other meals like salads or a sauce on meat. You’ll thank me later.
Here is what we need for the marinade:
- Fresh pineapple, cut into chunks (can also use canned pineapple that is drained, but I prefer fresh)
- garlic cloves
- lime juice
- apple cider vinegar
- coconut aminos or GF soy sauce
- olive oil or avocado oil
We’ll use a food processor or blender and pulse until nice and smooth.
How to make Grilled Shrimp Skewers:
I use metal skewers for my kabobs, but you can use wooden. Be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to using.
For the shrimp skewers we will need:
- Peeled and deveined shrimp
- bell pepper
- red onion
You can adapt these veggies/fruit to your personal taste! Mushrooms work well here and so does zucchini. Cut up whatever veggies you plan on using, and thread through the sticks. Marinate for as little as 20 minutes, or as long as 8 hours in 1/2 of the pineapple mint dressing.
You can cook on any kind of grill: charcoal, Traeger, Green Egg, and gas. Set the temperature to medium or medium high heat, or 450 degrees.
Shrimp grills lightening fast! It should only take 2-4 minutes per side before they are ready to devour.
How to cook Shrimp Skewers in the oven:
You can cook your shrimp in the oven as well. Lightly spray a large baking sheet and preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cook for 7-9 minutes and remove.
I love this meal over rice, cauliflower, or in a salad! I love this over my Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple Mint Marinade
For the Marinade:
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup loose fresh mint
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2/3 cup olive oil or avocado oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos or GF Tamari Soy Sauce
For the Skewers:
- 2 lbs peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 square inch slices
- 1 orange bell pepper cut into 1 square inch slices
- 1/2 red onion cut into 1 square inch slices
- 2 cups pineapple chunks
- salt and pepper to taste
Make your marinade by combining all marinade ingredients into a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Divide the marinade in half, reserving some for serving. Set aside.
Prepare your skewers by threading the shrimp and veggies in any order you like. You can also do skewers with all shrimp, and some with all veggies. Place the skewers in a large container or bag, and pour 1/2 of the the marinade on the prepared skewers. Marinade for as little as 15 minutes, or as long as 1 hour.
Prepare your grill. Heat to a medium high heat, or 450 degrees. Once heated, place skewers on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Pour the reserved marinade over the shrimp and serve. Salt and pepper to taste.