What to serve with grilled shrimp: Shrimp is so versatile and there are 30+ easy side dishes in this post that pair perfectly with shrimp. Grilled veggies, rice, pasta salad, and Caprese salad are just a few delicious options that can be made in no time!
Grilled shrimp not only tastes amazing, but it's also so good for you! Shrimp is packed with protein and low-carb which makes it a delicious and healthy main dish. Pairing shrimp with veggies, carbs, or fat makes it a balanced and perfectly healthy family dinner!
In this post, you'll find a list of easy side dish ideas to pair with shrimp and then a list of 30+ side dish recipes! That way, you'll have many options to choose from and are guaranteed to find something you'd like.
TIP: If you're lucky enough to live near an Aldi grocery store, it's the cheapest and best place to buy quality shrimp (in my opinion)!
Garlic, kosher salt, and Italian seasoning are all great seasoning options for grilled shrimp. In addition to that, Old Bay seasoning is another amazing seasoning for shrimp.
Green vegetables seem to taste the best with shrimp! Steamed broccoli, asparagus, cooked spinach, etc. all pair wonderfully with grilled shrimp. These veggies are included in the recipes listed below.
Pesto, cocktail sauce, shrimp butter, miso butter, oregano and lemon, mango salsa, and aioli are just a few sauces that are tasty topped on shrimp.
Items to serve with grilled shrimp
If you're cooking shrimp on the grill, here are a few things that will come in handy:
- tin foil
- seasoning (see above for suggestions)
- sauces (see above for suggestions)
- olive oil or butter (prevents from sticking to the grill)
- appropriate side dishes (see below)
Side dish ideas for grilled shrimp
As stated before, green veggies pair perfectly with shrimp but there are tons of other options. Finding a recipe that's flavorful but also simple is crucial for any side dish. It's also important to keep in mind that side dishes can be made in bulk and used for other meals as well! It makes cooking dinner a lot easier.
Here's a list of side dishes that go with grilled shrimp:
- roasted or steamed broccoli
- roasted asparagus
- sautéed spinach with lemon and garlic
- pasta salad
- macaroni salad
- Caprese salad
- boiled potatoes
- baked potatoes
- fried rice
- cauliflower rice
- Jasmine rice
- grilled corn on the cob
- green beans
- grilled bell peppers
- tortilla chips and guacamole
Is grilled shrimp good leftover?
Yes! Grilled shrimp is a great leftover and can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the grill and serve with another yummy side dish.
Side dish recipes
Now that you have a list of side dish ideas, here's a list of 30+ easy and delicious side dishes that go with shrimp.
What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp
Side dishes for grilled shrimp can be anything from cold salads to warm, hearty comfort foods! You'll love this list of amazing sides!
Italian Chopped Salad
Using romaine, ditalini pasta, chicken, bacon, blue cheese, honey mustard, & more, makes this one of the best salad recipes!
Cauliflower Potato Salad – Easy Low Carb Recipe
Easy Low Carb Recipe that’s a cauliflower salad that you’ll want to make for that barbecue this summer, or even during the week for a healthy side dish recipe on a low carb or keto diet!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
With a 2-minute cook time (4 minutes for frozen corn) and using water OR broth, this recipe is an easy side dish!
Air Fryer Butternut Squash
An easy and healthy recipe that pairs perfectly with so many main dishes or can be a stand-alone lunch or dinner!
Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Garlic Roasted Broccoli – using olive oil, garlic powder, and kosher salt, this recipe is one of the easiest side dishes that we have on busy weeknights.
Air Fryer Eggplant Fries
Air Fryer Eggplant Fries are easy to make and ready to eat in 10 minutes with only a few ingredients like bread crumbs, egg, and milk that you may already have on hand!
The Best Canned Green Beans
How to Make Canned Green Beans Taste Better: Canned green beans can easily be kicked up a notch with these simple additions to ignite some flavor in this popular side dish!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted brussels sprouts are a staple side dish in our home. Simply seasoned with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, this easy recipe goes great with any main dish!
Air Fryer Asparagus
Air fryer asparagus is a quick, easy, and healthy recipe that makes the perfect side dish or appetizer!
Pasta with Corn and Tomatoes
In under 30 minutes, this summer pasta recipe is easy to put together and uses delicious ingredients from the garden (or summer vegetables from the grocery store) to create summer flavors in a comfort food dish that everyone will love!
Cowboy Rice Salad
Cowboy rice salad is a flavorful blend of summer vegetables like corn, tomatoes, and avocados. Toss these with flavored rice, black beans, green onions, spices, and a chimichurri sauce for an easy side dish!
Chopped Greek Salad
Chopped Greek salad has a variety of fresh veggies, with garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and olives. Tossed with a tangy vinaigrette dressing.
Bang Bang Sauce
Bang bang sauce is the perfect sauce to accompany grilled shrimp!
Brown Butter Corn Recipe
Turn canned corn into a delicious side dish for an easy weeknight meal. This brown buttered corn recipe is fast and delicious.
Sesame Noodle Salad
This super easy and quick Sesame Noodle Salad is the perfect lunch for those busy days! Eat it slightly warm or cold.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
Air fryer sweet potato wedges with spicy Cajun seasoning are full of crispy texture and super delicious flavors. They make an excellent side dish to grilled entrées.
Restaurant Style Risotto Recipe
Robust umami flavors, melt in your mouth velvety creamy texture, and ease of making it in under 30 minutes….all of it makes it the “BEST” Risotto Recipe. Pairs well with a variety of grilled meats and seafood.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Turmeric
This delicious Roasted Cauliflower Salad has great flavors and is simple to prepare. It can be made in advance and is an ideal side dish to serve with grilled shrimp.
Easy Mango Salsa Recipe (5-Ingredients)
Quick and easy Mango Salsa Recipe made with sweet mango, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Enjoy this sweet and spicy mango salsa with your favorite chicken, tacos, or by the spoonful!
Air Fryer Bruschetta
An Easy Air Fryer Bruschetta Recipe that is healthy and delicious! With fresh tomatoes, basil, and bread toasted in the air fryer in minutes, this makes the perfect side dish.
Lyonnaise Salad Recipe
This Lyonnaise salad features a bed of frisée lettuce with a poached egg and fried mushroom. It's topped with crispy bacon to add smoky flavors and a crunch that makes it irresistibly delicious.
Air Fryer Yellow Squash
This air fryer yellow squash is seasoned simply, the perfect side dish for a seafood main.
Avocado Pasta Salad
This Avocado Pasta Salad is one that'll be different than all the others on the cookout table. It's creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, healthy pasta salad that just happens to be vegan friendly!
Easy Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Salad
A classic cold refreshing salad that takes advantage of a few pantry staples, and commonly found fresh produce. This Balsamic Tomato Cucumber Salad can be made very quickly indoors or outdoors.
This crunchy Peanut Slaw combines fresh crunchy slaw veg with a creamy 5-ingredient peanut sauce, cilantro, and green onions, for the ultimate dreamy Thai peanut slaw – perfect for serving with shrimp!
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with tomato, cucumber, feta cheese, and olives is a great pairing with grilled shrimp. Packed with protein, fiber, and so much flavor, this salad is great for meal prep or make-ahead picnics.
Garlic Parmesan Pasta (One Pot!)
This creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta is easy to make at home in one pot! Angel hair pasta cooks in a flavorful buttery cream sauce in just 10 minutes.
Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Crunchy shaved Brussels sprouts and kale combined with grapes and slivered almonds tossed in a savory, sweet and tangy homemade Bacon Vinaigrette.
Fresh Mexican Avocado Salad | Elise Tries To Cook
Light, refreshing, and delicious Mexican avocado salad. Only five fresh ingredients to make the easiest, best vegan side dish for any time of year.
Healthy Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)
This Healthy Mexican Street Corn is no mayo, no butter, and all the flavor. Charred corn on the cob, freshly squeezed lime juice, topped with chili lime salt, cilantro, and a sprinkle of cotija cheese.
Roasted Radishes (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto)
Flavorful Roasted Radishes go well with grilled dishes. They are fuss-free to make and would make a delicious alternative to potatoes.
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