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Grilled Pesto Ranch Shrimp Skewers

A container of store-bought pesto in the fridge is the quickest way to complete a meal, and this sweet grilled shrimp is no exception.

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Cooking for 6 people


  • 1.25 lb. peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 2 tsp. Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing, Seasoning and Recipe Mix Shaker
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 0.5 cup prepared pesto, plus more for serving
  • wooden skewers, soaked for at least 20 minutes

1 Food Prep

  • In a large bowl, combine your shrimp, Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing, Seasoning and Recipe Mix Shake and olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. 

  • Then, for an easier cook, thread 4–5 shrimp on each skewer.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Brush your shrimp evenly with the pesto, then place your skewers on the grate. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until your shrimp reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF. Your shrimp should look opaque and cooked through.

  • Serve immediately with additional pesto or ranch dressing if desired.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

7 Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy To Make Easy for the bbq. Taste good. Family and friends liked them
Date published: 2023-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scrumptious I made these pesto shrimp screwers for Sunday football party with a few friends and family! They were a Huge hit! Even though I had other appetizers, these were the first to go! Next time I'll buy more shrimp! Lol
Date published: 2023-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shrimp heaven These grilled pesto ranch shrimp skewers were amazing! Definitely will be on the grill menu moving forward!
Date published: 2023-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! I tried this recipe recently and It was amazing! It tasted delicious and was easy to put together.I will definitely recommend this to all my friends and family!
Date published: 2023-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pesto and shrimp I'm there! Yet another delicious recipe. I'm thinking next time ill put them on the charcoal grill with some of the Kings ford flavor boosters!!!
Date published: 2023-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled pesto ranch shrimp skewers Love ❤ tried this over the weekend with my famiky and tge flavors inpressed everyone. Shrimp was tender
Date published: 2023-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tastes Fantastic! You will be amazed how the Ranch and Pesto flavors come together. Pretty easy too.
Date published: 2022-07-22
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