These Shrimp and Zucchini Ribbon Skewers are perfect for a summer BBQ! Ribbons of Zucchini are layered with shrimp, asparagus, seasoned with lemon & herbs and grilled. These skewers are Whole30, Paleo, Dairy Free, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Keto, and Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal.

Prawn, Zucchini & Asparagus Skewers

Skewers are one of my favourite things to cook on the barbecue, they are super simple to prepare and incredibly versatile. I love adding unique ingredients and pairing flavours that you wouldn’t normally enjoy together, like these Beef, Fig & Red Onion skewers.

These Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers are a lighter alternative to the beef skewers. I normally grill zucchini in chunks, but found that the thin strips would not only look prettier but also compliment the other fresh flavours. Try to use yellow zucchini as they add a beautiful burst of colour, but if you can’t find them, simply double the quantity of green ones. The asparagus, shrimp and zucchini are coated in a lemon and herb sauce which keeps the flavours light and fresh.

Prawn, Zucchini & Asparagus Skewers

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Shrimp, Zucchini & Asparagus Skewers

Every Last Bite
These Shrimp and Zucchini Ribbon Skewers are perfect for a summer BBQ! Ribbons of Zucchini are layered with shrimp, asparagus, seasoned with lemon & herbs and grilled.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Nut Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal
Servings 5 skewers
Calories 130 kcal


  • 1 yellow zucchini
  • 1 green zucchini
  • 5 large asparagus
  • 10 Large Shelled Shrimp
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili flakes


  • Preheat the barbecue or a sandwich press to medium high heat.
  • In a bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, parsley, oregano and chili flakes. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the shrimp and set aside.
  • Cut the asparagus in half. Cut the ends off the zucchini, and using a vegetable peeler cut the zucchini into wide long strips. You could also use a knife to cut the slices but try to make them as thin as possible. You will need 10 slices of yellow and 10 slices of green zucchini.
  • Start by threading a yellow zucchini slice onto the skewer followed by a shrimp, asparagus spear and green zucchini ribbon. Repeat the process so that there are two of each ingredient on a skewer. Do the same process for the remaining 4 skewers.
  • Cook the skewers for approximately 4 minutes per side, brushing each side with sauce per flipping. Grill until the shrimp are pink and the veggies are lightly charred. Serve warm.
Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 222mgPotassium: 285mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
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Prawn, Zucchini & Asparagus Skewers