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.
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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.