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My favorite recipes are those elusive ones that check the boxes for easy, healthy and delicious. Often recipes check one, maybe two but rarely all three. Enter these Southwest Shrimp Bowls that are an easy recipe that is absolutely delicious and a healthy option that comes together quickly for lunch or dinner. Ding ding ding! We have a winner!
The shrimp marinade also doubles as the sauce for the bowl, so don’t be shy to be a little heavy handed with the ingredients. It’s a beautiful sauce that is bright and salty and is very satisfying while tying together all the ingredients. Ideally you would want to marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes, but if time doesn’t allow, it will still be delicious. You cook the sauce while cooking the shrimp. And, if you find you don’t have enough, you can add in some more of everything. But, I will say, a little goes a long way.
The toppings in this bowl are absolutely interchangeable. Don’t love black beans but pinto is your jam? Switch them out! Love tomatoes? Add them in! Other good additions would be red onion, scallions/green onion, squash, carrots, cabbage, salsa, quinoa and of course cheese.
Let me know if you try it and enjoy!
If you liked these Southwest Shrimp Bowls be sure to try Serrano Pepper Thai Basil Chicken too!Print
Southwest Shrimp Bowls
Quick, easy, delicious and healthy! This Southwest Shrimp Bowl is perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s bright and tasty that everyone loves!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
4–5 large shrimp per person
2–3 limes juiced or 4–6 tbs lime juice
1/2 bunch of cilantro roughly chopped
1–2 tbs honey
1–2 tbs of olive oil
pinch of red pepper (more for spicy lovers, or can be left out)
pinch of salt
2 garlic cloves chopped
handful of lettuce per person
1/4–1/2 cup of cooker rice per person
1/4–1/2 avocado per person chopped
2 tbs black beans per person
2 tbs corn per person
Marinate shrimp in lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, honey, red pepper, salt and garlic. Ideally for 30 minutes, but if time doesn’t allow no marinating time is necessary.
Heat a pan over medium heat, add shrimp with marinade to pan and cook until shrimp is pink about 5 minutes
Put together bowl with lettuce, cooked rice, avocado, black beans and corn. Add shrimp with sauce from the pan.
Dig in and enjoy!