For punch in the face flavor, make these Cilantro Lime Spicy Baked Shrimp! This Whole30 compliant recipe starts with shrimp covered in spices, baked to perfection then served with a fresh cilantro lime dip. Perfect for a healthy lunch, dinner, appetizer or a snack!
This is the type of meal I love to eat when I’m maintaining a healthy diet. These Cilantro Lime Spicy Baked Shrimp are extremely easy to prepare and pack a ton of flavor in each bite!
I followed the Whole30 diet during the month of January (with the exception of a few cheats. . . just a few). On the days that I dedicated the time and effort to meal preparation I did not feel deprived at all. However, on those busy stretches that I did not have time to prep it was brutal and I became used to a growling stomach.
In the end I called it The Inconvenient Diet. It was a lot of work to follow but I will say it has been successful. There is no denying my results. I don’t own a scale but I am down about 2 sizes. I feel so much better! I have officially kicked my crazy sugar cravings, I have more energy and my skin has not looked this good, like, ever. In fact, I’m pretty sure either sugar, dairy or both are terrible for my skin, causing breakouts, wrinkles and ruddiness.
Moving forward I plan to eat more in the Mediterranean Diet style. But, 2-3 days a week I will commit to the Whole30 eating plan. I will fill those days with a few of my favorite recipes like these Spicy Baked Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce or Lemon Dill Zoodles.
These shrimp are beyond simple to prepare. Just toss shrimp in oil and spices, bake then serve. The Cilantro Dip is blend of fresh cilantro, lime and olive oil.
I could bathe in this cilantro lime dip. Seriously, just slather it all over . . . it is un-freaking-believable!
Dip the shrimp or give them a good soak.
Not only are these Spicy Baked Shrimp great for a healthy meal plan, they make a fantastic appetizer for parties!
And if you’re not on the Whole30, these would be terrific served over rice or quinoa. Just toss the rice with some of the cilantro lime sauce for a feisty fiesta meal!
Here are a couple items you may need for this recipe: (affiliate links)
- 1 Lb. Large Wild Shrimp - thawed, peeled, deveined, tail-on
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt (or Kosher)
- 1/8 teaspoon Ground Pepper
- Juice of 2 Small Limes
- Zest of 1 Lime
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- Handful Fresh Cilantro - stems removed, chopped
- Pinch Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Rinse and Drain thawed shrimp.
- Toss shrimp with oil and spices. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes (depending on size) or until shrimp are pink and in a loose 'C' shape.
- Whisk all ingredients for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve with shrimp.
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