Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

By Rena Awada | Updated On September 13, 2019

This simple, flavor bursting, Mexican inspired Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe can knock the socks off of your shrimp any day. Make this any day and serve over salad, rice, quinoa or some veggies.

cilantro lime shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

When you are craving juicy, buttery shrimp you want it now! Not later. This lip-smacking Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe can be ready in a matter of minutes. Because let’s be honest, when your tummy is rumbling, there is nothing worse than becoming hangry.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is packed full of lean protein. It can be used as an appetizer, or even as a main dish, served over a bed of rice, or turned into Shrimp Tacos. There are just so many options for you to use this recipe with.

cilantro lime shrimp

Let me stop talking about this Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe for a minute and share with you a little bit about why my oldest daughter won’t eat shrimp. She was about 5 years old ( she is now 11 ) when this happened, unfortunately. She used to love eating shrimps until one day she accidentally started to eat the tail with it and I said no you don’t eat the tail honey spit it out.

I guess she freaked out then got super grossed out and she never put it in her mouth after that. Even now, 6 years later, I can’t convince her to give it another chance and try it again. So whenever I make shrimp like this Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe she doesn’t even look at it.

cilantro lime shrimp recipe

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How to make this Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

cilantro lime shrimp

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Recipe

An easy shrimp recipe that’s packed with flavor and ready in just 10 minutes.
5 from 20 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Rena


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves


  • Place the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and season them with salt, pepper and the chili powder.
  • Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes or until just pink.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the lime juice and cilantro, then serve.



Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 109mg | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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cilantro lime shrimp recipe

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  1. Jacqueline Panetta says

    5 stars
    When I told my picky husband what was for dinner, he just gave me an “I don’t know about this” look. Mid way through dinner I said “well?” And he said he was to busy eating to talk and gave me a thumbs up. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Cindy says

    5 stars
    This has to be the best meal I’ve had in the past few years. I made plain white rice and mixed it up with the shrimp, until all the rice was flavored as well. Could hardly stop eating it! Thank you for the recipe. I’ll be making this again and again.

      • Christina says

        5 stars
        This is so good! I’ve made and had this twice now in the past 2 weeks! Even my picky fiance loves it!!!! I’m 5 weeks post bariatric surgery and it’s hard for me finding something that feels good to eat. And talk about fast, easy and low everything, but taste!!!

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