Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Privacy Policy.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Give these clean eating garlic lime shrimp a try for dinner tonight!

For me, there’s seafood, and then there’s shrimp. Aside from salmon, shrimp is my absolute favorite seafood. I can eat them non-stop in just about any dish and never get tired of them.

Clean Eating Garlic Lime Shrimp on a white background with a few red pepper flakes sprinkled over them. A half lime that has been squeezed sits next to the shrimp.

So it’s not unusual for me to find creative ways of preparing them. I’ve sautéed them, barbecued them, put them in tacos and dipped them in sauce. But my favorite way is typically just to warm pre-cooked shrimp in a pan with some spices and a small touch of olive oil. Delish every time, and so versatile. The spicy possibilities are endless!

Here’s one I tried recently. It’s uncomplicated and very, very tasty. Enjoy!

More Health Shrimp Recipes


Remember to subscribe to my free newsletter to receive all my latest recipes in your inbox. Click here to sign up!

Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe

Clean Eating Garlic Lime Shrimp Recipe

Garlic Lime Shrimp

Here’s a new and tasty way to enjoy shrimp for dinner tonight. Serve with a side of brown rice and some veggies!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 2 lb. jumbo shrimp pre-cooked and frozen variety, thawed
  • 10 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
  • 3 medium limes (juice only)
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional if you like it spicy)
  • cilantro (optional for garnish, chopped)


  • Be sure your shrimp are fully thawed and drained. You don’t want extra water in the pan from your shrimp.
  • Sauté all ingredients together in a large skillet just long enough to warm the shrimp. Remember they are already cooked!


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 1773mg | Potassium: 223mg | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 5.1mg

Website | + posts

Who me?
I'm Tiffany, a cookbook author, food lover, mom, and writer for MSN and the AP Newswire.
Looking to stock your freezer for busy weeknights?
I wrote the book! Grab a copy of my book, Clean Eating Freezer Meals on Amazon here, or at select bookstores nationwide!   

Did you make one of my recipes?
Tag @graciouspantry on Instagram or post your pic on Facebook! I love to see my recipes in action!

Similar Posts


  1. graciouspantry says:

    I had a salad and some veggies. But you could pair it with rice/veggies or even use it as a topper for pasta.

  2. Minnie @thelady8home says:

    I make this all the time, and with a few variations too! I adore shrimps. I can eat them forever too and not get tired.

  3. I love spicy shrimp wrapped in bacon and grilled.

  4. graciouspantry says:

    JulieAnne – I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Yum! Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Pingback: Clean Eating Recipes | Clean Eating Coconut Shrimp
  7. graciouspantry says:

    Sure. Just adjust the cooking time.

  8. I loved this. Had it for supper tonight and paired it with brown rice and grilled romaine….

  9. Is there a specific amount of cilantro and, it say’s “garnish” but I am throwing it in the pan with everything else.

    1. Chris – Depends on how strong of a flavor you want. I’d say, start off with 1-2 tbsp. of chopped fresh cilantro if you are cooking it. But really, the flavor works better if you sprinkle it on fresh after cooking.

  10. This is my new favorite shrimp recipe! I serve it with a side of homemade guacamole. Nutritious & delicious!

  11. I love Shrimp too, so much so i run out of ideas for sides, would love some of you ideas.


    1. Rosie – Depends on how you prepare the shrimp of course, but brown rice and a salad are always a standard.

  12. recently i had a health scare and realized i had to get blood pressure under control. Medication is only part of the equation. I needed to start eating better. And clean eating is impotent to me and my family. Its really hard to break the processed food habit. But having this blogg and all the people recipes and encouragement is a god send.


    1. Rosie – Thank you so much! I promise, it gets easier. Any new routine is difficult to adjust to. But given enough time, you’ll become a pro. 🙂

  13. I’m on a low sodium diet and wondering where all the sodium in the recipe comes from? I want to try this but can’t with that sodium content

  14. 5 stars
    Tried this today. Me n my husband love it! Paired the shrimps with some shiitake and broccoli.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.