Shrimp Taco Bowls with Low-Fat Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Spicy shrimp taco bowls loaded with avocado, black bean, corn, tomato, rice and topped with a creamy skinny jalapeno cilantro sauce. 
Shrimp Taco Bowls with Low-Fat Creamy Cilantro SauceIf you’re a fan of shrimp tacos then you’re going to love these shrimp taco bowls. They are everything you love about a good shrimp taco but in a bowl. The shrimp is coated with taco seasoning and pan grilled on high heat until charred and tender.

The shrimp is then placed on a bed of rice and veggies and topped with a quick low-fat cilantro sauce.  If your watching your weight, go ahead and skip the rice and use your favorite greens as the base! Shrimp Taco Bowls with Low-Fat Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Healthy Shrimp Taco Bowls with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

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Serves: 4 bowls
For low-carb, replace 1 cup of cooked rice with 1 cup of lettuce or greens.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (packet or home-made)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped (any type)
  • ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup corn, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • ½ cup tortilla strips (optional)
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

  • Jalapeno cilantro sauce
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup low-fat greek yogurt or sour-cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

  2. Coat shrimp in 2 tablespoons taco seasoning. Heat a large heavy-duty pan to high heat. Add olive oil and shrimp to pan. Cook shrimp on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side without over-crowding.

  3. To make cilantro sauce: Pulse all the ingridents in a food processor or blender for 1 minute or until the garlic and jalapeno are no longer visible.
  4. To assemble bowls: Divide cooked rice into four bowls. Top each bowl with ¼th of the shrimp, avocado, tomato, black beans, corn, onion and tortilla strips. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime and the cilantro sauce and enjoy!

Shrimp Taco Bowls with Low-Fat Creamy Cilantro SauceShrimp Taco Bowls with Low-Fat Creamy Cilantro Sauce

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2 Comments

  • James Chadwick

    Made these last night for the family and everyone loved it. I used lettuce in place of rice, skipped the tortilla strips, and bought cilantro avocado yogurt dressing instead of making it. I will definitely add this to the regular meal rotation!

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