January 25, 2018

Grilled Thai Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon & Avocado

When summer comes around you can’t beat a nice light meal while watching the sun go down. These Thai grilled shrimp skewers with watermelon & avocado are packed full of protein and light on calories.

Shrimp, watermelon and avocado might seem like a strange combination. However marinating shrimp in the coconut milk, ginger and jalapeno really seem to bring everything together in perfect harmony.


Thai Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Watermelon & Avocado


  • High-heat cooking oil sunflower, safflower or grape seed oil, as needed
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper stemmed
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and cut into 16 cubes (TIP: Slice avocado lengthwise into quarters, then cut each slice into 4 chunks)
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 - 1 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup low-fat coconut milk
  • 3 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 25 jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed


  • 8 bamboo skewers soaked for 1 hour


The marinade

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together jalapeno, garlic, ginger, milk, mint, lime juice and fish sauce on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

The Skewers

  1. In a baking dish mix together shrimp and the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

  2. Lightly oil grill with cooking oil. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  3. Cut the watermelon and avocado into 1 - 2 inch cubes. 

  4. Remove shrimp from marinade and thread on skewers with avocado and watermelon, dividing evenly. 

  5. Grill on medium-high heat, turning once, for 6 to 7 minutes, until shrimp are opaque throughout.

  6. Serve immediately & enjoy!

Final Thoughts

There you have it! These skewers are an absolute crowd favourite. Without a doubt these little bad boys taste as impressive as they look and are a perfect accompaniment to a summers evening and a side salad full of mango,  

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