Healthier Marinated Grilled Shrimp

We decreased the oil in this quick and easy marinade to make it healthier, but the results are still so yummy you won’t need cocktail sauce.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    6 mins


    51 mins


  1. Stir garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce, and red wine vinegar in a large bowl. Season with basil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Add shrimp to the bowl and stir until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Thread shrimp onto skewers, piercing once near tail and once near head. Discard marinade.
  4. Cook shrimp on preheated grill until opaque, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


Calories: 207 kcal
Carbohydrates: 2.8 g
Cholesterol: 230 mg
Fat: 7.2 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 31 g
Sodium: 472 mg