Grilled shrimp is a popular summer dish as it’s such a quick meal to make. Just add a little seasoning, get the shrimp on some skewers, and pop them on the grill. But what do you serve with them? Check out this list of over 60 options, broken down by type.
While it makes a great appetizer on its own, do you know what to serve with grilled shrimp if you want to use it as the main dish?
This post lists over 60 of the best side dishes for grilled shrimp that are sure to please any palate. They’re broken down into the following categories to make the recipes easier to find:
Just click the category names above to get to each type of side, or scroll through to see which ones sound best to you!
Every recipe listed is gluten free, but some are dairy free (DF), paleo, and/or Whole30 compatible where noted. There are lots of healthy recipes and some that are indulgences – pick whichever is right for you.
If you need help with grilling shrimp on an outdoor grill check out this post on how to make grilled shrimp skewers, which includes step by step instructions for a super delicious grilled shrimp recipe as well as a how-to video.
Now onto the grilled shrimp side dishes!
Veggies are a great option to go with grilled shrimp as they’re so abundant in the spring and summer. Have extras from your garden? Throw it on the grill! Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables grilled, with the recipe just below.
Who doesn’t love fruit? And grilling it helps caramelize the sugars to make them even sweeter. Since shrimp has a lighter flavor it pairs well with lots of different fruits.
Pairing a salad with grilled shrimp makes for a nice light meal when there’s warm weather. Any of these recipes would help round out a lighter lunch or dinner.
A section just for coleslaw! This is a classic summer side with many variations, including some great recipes below. The pineapple coleslaw listed below is a favorite for our dinner table.
Is it still a salad if it’s mostly made of carbs? Whatever you call it, these starchy salads make the perfect pairing for grilled shrimp kabobs.
Sometimes you just want carbs, and these starchy side dishes are there to fill that need. There are potato dishes, rice dishes, and of course the classic shrimp pairing – grits.
If you’re wanting a lighter meal, you can just add a fun topping with maybe a sprinkling of fresh parsley and call it a day. These different variations of salsa would work wonderfully with grilled shrimp.
If you make end up making one of these recipes then email me at email@example.com to let me know how it went!