Shrimp Burrito Bowl

By Rena |

A delicious shrimp burrito bowl recipe that’s full of flavor, filling, and served with cauliflower rice. Burrito bowls are easy to put together and much better made at home instead of takeout. Healthy, perfect for lunch or dinner, and great for meal prep.

top view shrimp burrito with avocado, cauliflower rice, tomatoes, and corn

We love burritos, and burrito bowls are just perfect all the way around for lunch, dinner, or meal prepping. Tender and juicy shrimp bites served over cauliflower and black bean rice, fresh corn, avocado, and fresh tomatoes. Then the burrito bowl is topped with a citrus mustard Greek yogurt dressing. This burrito bowl recipe is simple to put together, easy to make, and full of flavor. Perfect all year round, it will be one of your favorite shrimp recipes to add to your weekly dinner menu. If you prefer chicken, check out our Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe instead.

Why you will love this burrito bowl

  • Simple and easy: Easy to make and a simple recipe to put together for a full and satisfying meal.
  • Healthy: Can’t get any healthier, this burrito bowl is made with cauliflower rice to cut down on the carbs.
  • Delicious: super flavorful meal, you will without a doubt love this shrimp burrito bowl recipe. So much better than takeout.
close up top view of burrito bowl with shrimp and cawliflower rice

Ingredients you will need

medium raw shrimp
olive oil
lime
seasonings: old bay or cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper
garlic cloves
honey
Greek yogurt
dijon mustard
white wine vinegar
cauliflower rice
black beans
tomatoes
avocado
corn – canned preferred or make your own off the cob
green onions
cilantro

image of ingredients to make burrito bowl

how to make this shrimp burrito bowl

  • Make the cauliflower bean rice: First, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower rice and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the lime juice & zest, black beans and season with salt and pepper. Set aside and wipe clean the pan with a paper towel.
  • Season the shrimp: In a medium bowl add the olive oil, juice, and zest from 1 lime, vinegar, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat. Allow it to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Next, make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients until well combined.
cooked shrimp in skillet for the shrimp burrito bowl
  • Cook the shrimp: Heat the same non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp to a single layer. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and opaque. Set aside.
  • Assemble the burrito bowl and serve: To assemble the bowls, divide the cauliflower rice and top with the shrimp, avocado slices, and corn. Garnish with green onions and fresh cilantro. Drizzle the dressing and serve with lemon wedges.
top view burrito bowl with shrimp

Recipe notes and tips

  • you may use brown rice or quinoa instead of cauliflower rice. 
  • instead of shrimp, you may use chicken or ground beef/turkey.
  • any oil of choice will work. we used olive oil
  • use fresh ingredients for the burrito bowl
  • you can use dairy-free yogurt instead of Greek yogurt
  • use raw shrimp and not pre-cooked shrimp
  • old bay seasoning is preferred, but cajun will also work
  • honey or maple syrup.
  • store your leftover shrimp burritos in a container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not freeze.
  • can be served warm or cold.
top view burrito with shrimp in a white bowl

frequently asked questions

Are burrito bowls healthy?

Absolutely. It also all depends on what you are putting into your burrito bowl. Only use clean and nutritious ingredients. This shrimp burrito bowl is filling and healthy. It is made with cauliflower rice instead of using white or brown rice to cut down on the carbs and calories.

How to store burrito bowls?

Burrito bowls store well in the fridge in containers for up to 3-4 days. They are perfect for meal prepping too. Place your leftovers in a tightly sealed container before storing them. Reheat in microwave when ready to serve.

Can you eat a burrito bowl cold?

Yes. In fact, this burrito bowl can be served cold since it is loaded with veggies and made with cauliflower rice instead of normal rice. Shrimp tastes great cold too. So it comes down to your personal preference if you would like to serve your burrito bowl warm or cold.

close up burrito bowl with shrimp

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top view shrimp burrito with avocado, cauliflower rice, tomatoes, and corn

Shrimp Burrito Bowl

Simple and filling healthy burrito bowl laoded with tender shrimp bites and veggies and serve woyj cawiliflower rice for a low carb option.
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Low Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
marinate- optional: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 577kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium shrimp deveined and peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 large lime juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp old bay or cajun seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Kosher salt and pepper for taste

For the dressing:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

For the bowls:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice frozen and thawed
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lime juice and zest of
  • 15 oz black beans one can, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 fresh tomatoes diced or 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 cup corn canned
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro minced
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower rice and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the lime juice & zest, black beans and season with salt and pepper. Set aside and wipe clean the pan with a paper towel
  • In a medium bowl add the olive oil, juice and zest from 1 lime, vinegar, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat. Allow it to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients until well combined.
  • Heat the same non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp in a single layer. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink and opaque. Set aside.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide the cauliflower rice and top with the shrimp, avocado slices and corn.
  • Garnish with green onions and fresh cilantro. Drizzle the dressing and serve with lemon wedges.

Notes

  • you may use brown rice or quinoa instead of cauliflower rice. 
  • instead of shrimp, you may use chicken or ground beef.
  • any oil of choice will work
  • use fresh ingredients for the burrito bowl
  • you can use dairy-free yogurt instead of Greek yogurt
  • use raw shrimp and not pre-cooked shrimp
  • old bay seasoning is preferred, but cajun will also work
  • honey or maple syrup

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 288mg | Sodium: 1656mg | Potassium: 1566mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1571IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 7mg
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  1. Chantal says

    4 stars
    Taste was really good and me and my family really enjoyed it, I used cajun seasoning as my personal preference. The only problem I did see with this recipe was that the instructions were confusing as the sections for the ingredients did not match up with the written recipe.

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