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Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Red Pepper Dip

Simple grilled shrimp are lightly seasoned and then paired with a silky and smoky roasted pepper dip in this crowd pleasing yet easy party app. Jarred roasted peppers are the secret to the so-simple yet so-delicious dip. It's also delicious with veggie dippers, as a sandwich spread or spooned over grilled chicken or fish for dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 92kcal


  • 2 cups roasted peppers rinsed and drained
  • 1 TB walnut oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh oregano or parsley
  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • To make dip: Purée roasted peppers, walnut oil, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt in a food processor and serve garnished with optional oregano and parsley.  May be made up to 2 days ahead.
    To make shrimp: Toss shrimp with olive oil, additional 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and 1/4 tsp kosher salt.  Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Grill shrimp for 2 minutes per side or until firm. Cool to room temperature and serve with dip.  Tip:  If you're really in a hurry? Just swap in pre-cooked steamed shrimp to serve with the dip on small skewers.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2209mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 26.9% | Vitamin C: 79.5% | Calcium: 5.7% | Iron: 9.5%

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