What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp – 10 best side dishes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or simple, stress-free entertaining!
Grilled Shrimp is one of my summer favorites on the outdoor grill. It’s light, delicious and cooks in about 5 minutes so I make sure I always have some raw shrimp in the freezer.
It’s a great way to a quick meal that’s gourmet level for entertaining family and friends.
The fact is, there’s no one perfect side dish with grilled shrimp. The right side dish is what you and your crew like best.
GRILLED SHRIMP RECIPE:
There are many different recipes for grilled shrimp on Pinterest and pretty much any cookbook you pick up.
Right now I’m hooked on the Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp I shared recently that’s basted in a delicious garlic, olive oil, lemon juice sauce with just a pinch of red pepper flakes (think shrimp scampi).
It’s a simple grilled shrimp recipe that’s absolutely delicious. If you didn’t see it, click here for all the details.
Regardless of the recipe, I’ve found the best way to grill is to thread shrimp onto skewers. Shrimp skewers are easier to handle and won’t fall through the grill grates. You can also use a grill basket with the same results.
The sides you see below will also take your favorite grilled shrimp appetizer to the main course.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH GRILLED SHRIMP:
Below are my top 10 suggestions that’ll make the perfect pairing for your next grilled shrimp dinner.
Potato Salad – this homemade Potato Salad is a great option. It’s been one of my most popular recipes for years and you can make it ahead of time.
Risotto – almost no stirring and ready in under 30 minutes. Creamy risotto with parmesan cheese takes any meal to the next level.
Tangy Coleslaw – an easy recipe with just 4 simple ingredients. Creamy-tangy dressing tossed with crunchy slaw – ready in 5 minutes!
Cucumber Salad – make this salad with sour cream or lighten it up with plain Greek yogurt along with fresh sliced cucumbers.
Green Beans – perfectly cooked fresh green beans without blanching or draining in just 6 minutes.
Grilled Foil Potatoes – diced potatoes and onions grilled alongside the shrimp. Top with melty cheese, sour cream and bacon.
Creamy Parmesan Rice – a quick and easy rice dish – substitute cheddar cheese, feta cheese or goat cheese if you prefer.
Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks – soft breadsticks with crispy bottom brushed with butter-garlic powder-parmesan and topped with melty mozzarella.
Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli – fork tender with lightly crisp edges for a healthy side dish.
Zucchini Corn Fritters – crispy patties from fresh shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese and sweet corn. Air fry OR stove top method.
more ideas for what to serve with grilled shrimp:
Above are some of my favorite side dishes but there are are many other options including:
- Grilled corn or zucchini + the shrimp = an entire meal cooked on the grill!
- Sliced grilled bread – you can even brush the bread with some of the garlic butter sauce before grilling.
- Jasmine rice or cauliflower rice
- Your favorite pasta salads would go great with grilled shrimp.
- Sweet potatoes
- Plain white rice
- Fresh asparagus
- Serve the grilled shrimp over a green salad.
- Lemon or lime wedges for a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice over the shrimp.
If you tried any of the recipes in this post or any other on the blog then I hope you’ll leave a comment and some stars!
What to Serve with Grilled Shrimp - 10 Best Sides
- 1 Potato Salad
- 2 Risotto
- 3 Coleslaw
- 4 Cucumber Salad
- 5 Green Beans
- 6 Grilled Foil Potatoes
- 7 Creamy Parmesan Rice
- 8 Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks
- 9 Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli
- 10 Zucchini Corn Fritters