Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa

grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so healthy, and practically zero calories :)

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa is a super healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, Paleo meal that also happens to be beautiful and fabulous! Oh, and did I mention it’s ready in 30 minutes?

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa is practically calorie free!

grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so healthy, and practically zero calories :)

grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so refreshing!

I’ve said it so many times before, but some of you are new here, so I’ll say it again — salsa is the perfect food!  It’s a hero, and I make it all year round, rain or shine, heat wave or Arctic Blast. What’s fun is coming up with seasonal variations, like this pomegranate version.

Pomegranate and jalapeno Salsa

when I make salsa variations, I keep to my basic formula

In other words, I don’t try to fix what ain’t broken. Finely chopped sweet and sharp red onion, a minced jalapeño (seeds and all of course,) fresh lime and cilantro, salt and pepper. It’s full of zingy flavor. It’s a base that can take so many different variations and they’re all delicious.

Grilled shrimp with fresh pomegranate salsa

The grilled shrimp is really just an excuse to gobble up the salsa, although personally I could be happy just eating it with a spoon. I threaded peeled shrimp onto soaked wooden skewers, alternating with lime wedges for a simple dish.

skinny grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa

for such a big flavor pay off, this healthy meal couldn’t be easier or quicker to throw together

A quick brushing of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and chipotle chili powder is all it needs, besides a screaming hot grill. Dinner is ready in about 4 minutes.

grilled shrimp with lime

I like to lay the skewers right on a plate of greens and serve the salsa on the side.

grilled shrimp with pomegranate jalapeno salsa

This would work with other types of fish, too, like salmon or halibut. Any fish, really, that you can cut into chunks would work. You can marinate it or not, I prefer not, I just five it a good squeeze of lime as it comes off the grill.

skrimp skewers with spicy pomegranate salsa

You’ll basically burn off the calories in this dish while you are making it. Good deal, huh?

grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa and greens
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grilled shrimp with pomegranate salsa is so healthy, and practically zero calories :)
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Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa (practically calorie free!)

Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa is a super healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, Paleo meal that also happens to be beautiful and fabulous!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 193.71kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • about 16 medium shrimp peeled and deveined, leaving the tail on.
  • 1 lime cut in half, and then into thin wedges
  • the juice of 1 lime
  • chipotle chili powder
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper

pomegranate salsa

  • arils, or seeds, from one pomegranate
  • 1/3 medium red onion minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced, seeds and all
  • handful of fresh cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • If you are using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water while you prep everything,
  • Thread shrimp and lime wedges alternately on each skewer.
  • Brush the skewers lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and the chili powder, on both sides.
  • Pre heat a grill pan until quite hot. Cook the skewers for about 2 minutes on the first side, and a minute or so on the second side, just until the shrimp are done.
  • As you take the shrimp off the grill, give it a good squeeze of lime juice, and serve the shrimp immediately, over a bed of lettuce with the salsa on the side.
  • To make the salsa, combine all the ingredients and mix. Taste to adjust the amount of lime juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 193.71kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.28g | Protein: 10.02g | Fat: 2.43g | Saturated Fat: 0.34g | Sodium: 741.34mg | Fiber: 9.29g | Sugar: 22.07g
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Awdur
    December 5, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Looks wonderful. Any ideas for a side to pair with it?

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 5, 2018 at 7:38 am

      I might go with grilled asparagus, or corn on the cob.

  • Reply
    Cheyanne
    March 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Wow! What a stunningly beautiful salad. The flavors sound so delicious together… I’ll be making this for sure! Thanks for sharing?

  • Reply
    Erica
    January 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Wowza!! The weather is miserable in Spokane right now but this would brighten up my day for sure, looks absolutely delicious!!

  • Reply
    grace
    January 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    what a GORGEOUS plate of food! i swear, you can pop pomegranate arils on anything and its classiness goes up tenfold! 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    January 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Wow Sue, what a gorgeous dish! Love that pomegranate salsa with grilled shrimp, fab idea!

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    [email protected]
    January 10, 2015 at 1:25 am

    This looks divine! So fresh and colorful!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 9, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I love this! So bright and fresh !!!

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