If you’ve ever tried the Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp, you’ll love this homemade copycat version. This healthy recipe is made using wholesome ingredients and tastes just like the real thing!

a plate of costco copycat cilantro lime shrimp with rice.

Light, juicy shrimp with a punch of chili powder balanced with zesty lime juice and savory garlic. This recipe includes a dreamy blend of flavors that is a direct match for the Kirkland Signature Cilantro Lime Shrimp!

This copycat recipe can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home while still providing that mouthwatering satisfaction you’ve come to crave from the store.

Succulent shrimp with a cilantro lime sauce is perfect for serving with rice or in easy shrimp tacos. If you’re on a low-carb or keto diet, toss the cooked shrimp in lettuce wraps and top with cheese or salsa.

Costco Shrimp Recipe Benefits

  • Using fresh, clean ingredients, this recipe is perfect for anyone following working on weight loss or doing a Whole30 or paleo food plan. It’s also naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • This dish is comprised of simple ingredients that you are likely to already have in your kitchen or can find easily. It’s healthier than the Costco version which includes ingredients like canola oil, sugar, xanthan gum, and whey powder.
  • Pair this shrimp with a serving of rice or plain, serve Costco’s cilantro lime shrimp chilled as an appetizer, or throw it over a light salad. It is versatile and a definite crowd-pleaser perfect for a quick meal.

Ingredients

ingredients for cilantro lime shrimp on a counter.
  • Shrimp is a rich source of lean protein that is packed with vitamins and minerals, making it the perfect addition to any healthy diet. The Costco version of this recipe uses shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. You can cook shrimp with the tails on or the tails off, but the authentic version is served with the tails off. These shrimp would also be great in my Shrimp Poke Bowls!
  • Limes are full of antioxidants while providing a light and fresh flavor. The juice used in this recipe balances the heat from the chili powder, creating a dreamy combination.
  • Garlic gives this dish the soft, buttery taste that makes the shrimp oh-so-savory.
  • Cilantro has both a peppery and citrus flavor that kicks the shrimp up a notch.

Check the recipe card below for the exact measurements, nutritional information, and daily values.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine seasonings with olive oil and lime juice in a mixing bowl.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Coat the shrimp in the mixture.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

raw shrimp being coated in seasonings and oil.

Step Three

Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat.

Add the shrimp to the hot skillet.

raw, marinated shrimp cooking in a skillet.

Step Four

Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes on each side, until pink in color.

cooked shrimp in a skillet.

Step Five

Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges and enjoy immediately!

I hope you agree that this is one of the easiest shrimp recipes out there. It’s a delicious dish that you will want to save to make again and again.

Serve it in different ways including in a nourish bowl with rice, chopped bell peppers, black beans, red onion, and fresh cilantro. A dash of fresh lemon juice or lime juice is always a good idea.

It’s really up to you to find your favorite way to serve this easy shrimp recipe.

squeezing lime on a plate of costco cilantro shrimp.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooked shrimp can be served plain, or with your choice of cooked rice, warmed tortillas, or on top of a salad. The shrimp also goes great with cooked pasta.
  • The Costco shrimp recipe includes a lot more ingredients, but I kept the recipe very simple. The flavors are the same without any sugar or processed ingredients.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Recipe FAQs

Is the Costco shrimp cooked or uncooked?

The shrimp sold at the store in the prepared food section is cooked. This “copycat” recipe is designed to taste like the store version, but you’ll need to cook the shrimp in my recipe.

Can shrimp be served as a main course?

Yes! It’s a rich source of lean protein, but you’ll probably want to dress it up with sides such as rice, salad, beans, or tortillas. For low-carb diets, feel free to use cauliflower rice (see my recipe for Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice).

a close up of cilantro lime shrimp.

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a plate of cilantro lime shrimp with rice.

Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp (Copycat Recipe)

If you’ve ever tried the Costco Cilantro Lime Shrimp, you’ll love this homemade copycat version. This healthy recipe is made using wholesome ingredients and tastes just like the real thing!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used shrimp with the tails off)
  • Fresh lime slices (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, salt, black pepper, and chili powder.
  2. Add the raw shrimp to the mixture, making sure each shrimp is well coated with the marinade.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  4. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Once the skillet is hot, add the marinated shrimp to the skillet.
  6. Cook the shrimp for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are fully cooked and pink.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with additional cilantro and lime wedges if desired.

Notes

  1. Cooked shrimp can be served plain, or with your choice of cooked rice, warmed tortillas, or on top of a salad. The shrimp also goes great with cooked pasta.
  2. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 426.7 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 182.5 mg

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