Lime Shrimp with Grilled Peach Pico

This quick, 7-ingredient grilled shrimp dinner is summer in through-and-through. Served with a grilled peach pico, this simple dinner is anything but simple in flavor.

Square whiteplate, topped with black rice, grilled shrimp and pico

Photo by Sam Fathallah.

When I hear “7-ingredient recipe” I think easy to make and quick to the table. But rarely do I expect these types of recipes to be satisfying and flavorful. My goal was to create a recipe that had all the benefits of a short ingredient list while still maintaining dimensional flavor and creativity.

Grilled Lime Shrimp with Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

This grilled shrimp recipe delivers in a big way. It’s easy to make and throw together any night of the week but tastes like you spent hours perfecting it. Smoky grilled shrimp pairs perfectly with a sweet and spicy Grilled Peach Pico, offering a little bit of everything.

Grilled Lime Shrimp with Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

If you are willing to spring for one more ingredient, the Grilled Peach Pico really benefits from fresh cilantro, toss in 2-3 chopped tablespoons for an extra bit of freshness. It’s great on any fish, but especially delicious on top of fish tacos.

Grilled Lime Shrimp with Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

Make this a bigger meal by serving the grilled shrimp and peach pico with citrusy black rice or black lentils.

Grilled Lime Shrimp with Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

Wondering why I am talking about 7-ingredient recipes so much?

Here’s this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge:

It’s Income Tax Season, so our brains could use some easy arithmetic; as in seven-ingredient-or-less recipes. Show us the healthy, no-brainer dish you fix for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Think beyond smoothies or drinks, please. (And for those of you living in countries where it’s not Tax Season – we’re pretty sure you and your readers would still love doing the math for seven-ingredient-recipes!)

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Lime Shrimp with Grilled Peach Pico

Square whiteplate, topped with black rice, grilled shrimp and pico

This quick, 7-ingredient grilled shrimp dinner is summer in through-and-through. Served with a grilled peach pico, this simple dinner is anything but simple in flavor.

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings + 5 cups pico

Ingredients

1 lb. 16/20 shrimp, peeled, tail left on and deveined

4 teaspoons olive oil, divided

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 peaches, halved

1 small white onion, quartered

4 small tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups)

1 Jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed and diced

Cilantro, optional

2 cups cooked black rice, optional

Diced avocado, optional

Instructions

Heat grill to medium.

Skewer 4–5 shrimp on four metal skewers, brush with 3 teaspoons olive oil and sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon lime zest, season with salt and pepper.

Brush peach halves and onion pieces with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Place peaches and onions, cut side down, on grill. Grill peaches until charred, 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Grill onions until charred, 13–15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Transfer peaches and onions to cutting board; dice when cool enough to handle.

Grill shrimp until opaque, 2 minutes each side. Transfer shrimp to a plate.

In a medium bowl combine diced peaches, onions, tomatoes, jalapeño, 1 tablespoon lime juice, ½ teaspoon minced lime zest and chopped cilantro (if using). Season with salt and pepper.

Serve grilled shrimp with peach pico, cooked black rice, and diced avocado (if using).

Notes

I like to add the zest and juice of one lime to cooked black rice to bring this whole meal together. Although the meal doesn’t need it, it’s a great way to bulk it up if you’re really hungry.

Lime Shrimp with Grilled Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

Lime Shrimp with Grilled Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

Lime Shrimp with Grilled Peach Pico | Zestful Kitchen

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