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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.

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.

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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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