citrus balsamic marinated shrimp

Easy Chilled Marinated Shrimp

These citrus-marinated shrimp are great for serving as an appetizer, in shrimp cocktail, or on top of a healthy green salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author Amee


  • 1 1/2 lbs large cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup good quality white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • dash hot sauce


  • Whisk together all ingredients, except shrimp, in a large bowl. 
  • Place cooked shrimp in a large resealable bag and pour in marinade mixture. Seal and chill for 8-24 hours, turning bag occasionally. 
  • Serve on a platter over lettuce (I used arugula) and serve with toothpicks.  You can also serve in single serve glasses with fresh avocado. Garnish with cilantro.  Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.