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Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp with Mango Salsa

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp with Mango Salsa

My family loves eating shrimp and I love making it! Shrimp is a great healthy protein that can be made in so many different ways. With this recipe, don’t let the “Chili Lime” scare you off - I use mild chili powder so it just gives it a nice smokiness and flavor without the heat (Remember how I live in Minnesota? My family can only handle “MN Spicy”!).

Mangoes are soooo good right now - they are juicy, sweet and perfect (sorry, maybe that’s going a bit far but I literally just ate the best mango of my life). Anytime I can find a way to include mango, I do! The combination of mango, cilantro, jalapeño and lime is delicious and pairs really well with the shrimp.


In the summertime, I love coming up with new recipes that involve the grill. This way, the mess is outside from cooking AND eating - I just let the birds and squirrels help me out with the clean up! I think shrimp always tastes the best on the grill, so take advantage of these warm summer nights and fire it up!


Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp with Mango Salsa


  • 10 servings


Chili Lime Shrimp Marinade

  • 2.5 lbs shrimp

  • juice from 4 limes

  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1.5 tsp mild chili powder*

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Mango Salsa

  • 2 mangoes, diced

  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp red onion, diced

  • juice from 1/2 a lime

  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Mix together the lime juice, chopped garlic, olive oil, mild chili powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.

  2. Add the shrimp (thawed if frozen) and marinate for 30 minutes.**

  3. While the shrimp is marinating, cut up all the ingredients for the mango salsa and mix to combine.

  4. After 30 minutes, put the shrimp onto skewers (I use these).

  5. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side or until shrimp are pink.

  6. Serve the shrimp with the mango salsa!***



*If you prefer things spicy, you can just substitute the mild chili powder for regular chili powder.

**Don’t marinate the shrimp any longer than 2 hours because the acid in the lime juice will start to cook the shrimp.

***I also like to serve this with rice to make it a complete and filling meal.


  • Let them measure out the ingredients for the shrimp marinade.

  • Have them help you cut up the mangoes using these knives (although fair warning, you may have to cut a lot more mangoes if your kids are helping because Will consumed waaaaay more than he cut)!

-Cooking with kids in the Land of 10,000 Recipes-

Hello. My name is Jenna!

I am a Minnesota Mom, born and raised in the land of 10,000 lakes. I have two amazing boys, Jack (6) and Will (3). I have a pretty awesome husband too! After teaching high school chemistry, I decided to make a change and stay at home with my kiddos. I love food - eating it, making it - you name it and I’m there. I enjoy making healthy, fast and easy recipes with my little sous chefs at home!

I hope that you will find some healthy, quick and easy recipes here that your whole family can make and enjoy together!

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