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Grilled Shrimp with Watermelon Corn Salsa Recipe

A wonderful warm weather recipe for grilled shimp served with watermelon corn salsa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 ½ tablespoons olive oil and a little extra for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 6 tablespoons fresh basil finely sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups of frozen corn or 4 ears of fresh corn
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar white balsamic if you have it
  • 3 cups watermelon cubed
  • 2 balls fresh mozzarella halved


  • Preheat your grill whether you are using a gas grill or charcoal grill.
  • While the grill is getting hot, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the sliced basil in a small bowl.
  • Add the shrimp and toss about until well coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In another bowl, toss the corn with the balsamic vinegar and the rest of the basil and olive oil. Add the watermelon and toss.
  • When the grill is hot, cook the shrimp on direct heat for about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Shrimp cook quickly and you don't want to overcook them. Watch for them to turn just pink and for the ends to curl. If you overcook them, they get dry and too firm.


  • Divide the mozzarella cheese and corn watermelon salsa among the four plates and top each with equal number of shrimp.
  • Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the mozzarella along with a little salt and pepper, to taste and serve.


This is a delicious meal especially in hot weather although we haven't seen too much of that around here this summer.