Cilantro lime shrimp served on a plate.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

  • Author: Serene
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Cilantro Lime Shrimp. This recipe comes together quick and easy. Full of flavor, these juicy shrimps are perfect for adding to salad, having with rice, or even inside of tacos! 



  • 1/2 pound shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Toss shrimp with sea salt and cumin then place in heated pan, cook in batches if needed to avoid over-crowding.
  3. Cook the shrimp until they are pink, about 3-4 minutes. Then remove from heat.
  4. While cooking the last batch of shrimp, add in the garlic in the last 30 seconds of cooking. 
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat, add all the shrimp back into the skillet to toss in the remaining olive oil and garlic mixture. 
  6. Squeeze the juice from half a lime over the shrimp and then toss with the cilantro.

  • Category: main dish,
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex,


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 98
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Protein: 17 g

Keywords: cilantro lime shrimp