Quinoa Shrimp Bowl

Making this Shrimp Quinoa Bowl for lunches is one of my favorite ways to get healthy food into my menu.  Check out this simple and delicious recipe below. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp quinoa bowl
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 615 kcal
Author Dina from


  • Ingredients for the shrimp:
  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ingredients for the dressing:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 cup quinoa + 1 tbsp butter +2 cups water
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped


  1. To make the marinade combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 grated garlic cloves, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, zest of 1 lime, juice of 1 lime, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt.
  2. Place the shrimp into a large zip lock bag and pour the marinade over the shrimp. Close the bag tightly and shake it around to to evenly coat the shrimp. Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Meanwhile make the dressing by combining 2 tbsp olive oil, juice of 1 lime, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp salt or to taste, and 1 grated garlic clove. Then set aside.
  4. Make the quinoa by adding 2 cups water, 1 tbsp butter, and 1 cup (rinsed) uncooked quinoa in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil the cover and bring the heat down to low. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  5. Place the marinated shrimp on wooden or metal skewers. Grease the grill and cook the shrimp on high for about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Assemble your bowl by placing your desired amount of chopped avocado, cherry tomatoes, corn, red onion, quinoa, and grilled shrimp. Then drizzle generously with dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Shrimp Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 275
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.6g47%
Saturated Fat 6.7g42%
Cholesterol 246mg82%
Sodium 782mg34%
Carbohydrates 54.2g18%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 6.5g7%
Protein 37g74%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.