Shrimp Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Lime Dressing

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Shrimp Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Lime Dressing

Healthy Shrimp Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Lime Dressing are loaded with flavor and texture. They make a light and fresh lunch or dinner!

Shrimp takes center stage in these healthy bowls.  They are wonderfully juicy and flavorful from garlic and seasonings. I love how quickly shrimp cook; but, you can easily substitute either chicken or eggs as well. You will also love how the bowl’s ingredients are completely customizable!

These Shrimp Quinoa Bowls are my go-to when I’m craving a healthy meal loaded with good for you ingredients and lean protein. Quinoa is a very hearty and nutritious grain that can be enjoyed warm or cold. It’s the perfect base for the fresh vegetables and shrimp.

Shrimp Quinoa Bowls with Avocado Lime Dressing

This Shrimp Quinoa Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing meal comes together easily and I love to use it as a base for my meal prep. It is so good and packed with so much flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 4 cups baby romaine lettuce or your favorite greens (roughly chopped)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • ½ large bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange) (chopped)
  • ¼ cup red onion (finely diced)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)


  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water (or vegetable stock)
  • Salt to taste


  • ½ pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • ½ avocado
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and roughly chopped)
  • ½ fresh jalapeño (without seeds, roughly chopped)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • cup water


  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  • To cook the shrimp: While the quinoa is cooking, in a medium bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, oil, and seasonings. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, cook the shrimp in batches for about 2 minutes per side or until cooked through. Do not over-crowd the pan.
  • Dressing: Place all the Avocado Lime Dressing ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times.
  • Divide lettuce into three large serving bowls. Top each bowl with 1/3 the quinoa. Add tomatoes, bell pepper, shrimp, red onion and cilantro. Drizzle with the Avocado Lime Dressing.
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