BBQ shrimp with lemon herb aioli

BBQ shrimp with lemon herb aioli

Perfect for a family share platter, this keto shrimp dish is fast and easy to prepare with loads of fresh, healthy flavors.

BBQ shrimp with lemon herb aioli

Perfect for a family share platter, this keto shrimp dish is fast and easy to prepare with loads of fresh, healthy flavors.
4 servingservings


Easy lemon herb aioli
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 1 lemon, zestlemons, zest
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped finely
  • 1 1 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 lbs 900 g shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups (4¼ oz.) 950 ml (120 g) baby spinach
  • 10 oz. 280 g cucumber, sliced or cut into ribbons
  • 5 oz. 140 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped (optional)
  • 1 1 lemon, cut into wedgeslemons, cut into wedges (optional)
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Easy lemon herb aioli

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, parsley, chives, garlic clove, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Cover and let it sit in the fridge for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

BBQ shrimp

  1. In a large bowl, sprinkle the shrimp with chili powder, smoked paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy grill pan over medium-high heat and add the shrimp (cook in two batches if necessary, to avoid crowding the pan).
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on the size of your shrimp, until cooked through and slightly blackened on the outside.


  1. Lay shrimp on a bed of spinach, cucumber ribbons, and cherry tomatoes on a serving platter and top with your cooked shrimp.
  2. Garnish with lemon wedges, chili flakes, and some fresh parsley.
  3. Serve with a generous dollop of Easy lemon herb aioli


The aioli can be made in advance and will store well in the fridge for up to one week.

Air fryer method

To prepare the shrimp in the air fryer, season the shrimp as per step 1.

Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C). Lightly spray the air fryer basket with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper.

Air fry for 8-10 minutes — flip them halfway through — until cooked.

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One comment

  1. Dawn
    Thanks for the great recipe! This was quick to make and tasty. I used dried chives and parsley in the aioli and it turned out fine. Unfortunately I didn't remember to buy a cucumber, so had to have without. Will get that in there next time!

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