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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.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 222kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 ½ lbs large cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup good quality white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup agave nectar or regular sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon 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.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 763mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg