Spicy shrimp taco bowls loaded with avocado, black bean, corn, tomato, rice and topped with a creamy skinny jalapeno cilantro sauce.
If 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!
Healthy Shrimp Taco Bowls with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
- 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)
- 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup corn rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup onion minced
- 1/2 cup tortilla strips optional
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Jalapeno cilantro sauce
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 jalapeno deseeded
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/2 cup low-fat greek yogurt or sour-cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- To assemble bowls: Divide cooked rice into four bowls. Top each bowl with 1/4th of the shrimp, avocado, tomato, black beans, corn, onion and tortilla strips. Drizzle with a squeeze of lime and the cilantro sauce and enjoy!
Sandi Jones says
Super tasty and easy to make! Note to self for the future: measure the taco seasoning, to avoid salty tongue burn.
Terri L says
Made this recipe for dinner!! It was a big hit.. thanks very easy to make and very inexpensive
I made this last night for dinner for my daughter and I. The dressing seemed really thick, so i added lime juice to the mixture and it was perfect! definitely adaptable recipe that i will go to again. thanks!
James Chadwick says
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!
Sean Mahan says
I don’t even eat shrimp, but with this recipe I’d sure give it a try!