Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Bowl


This cilantro-lime shrimp bowl has tons of flavor and texture. The cilantro-lime shrimp is tangy and fresh, with brown rice and creamy avocado to balance the flavor. The two-chile cream sauce is easy to make and brings all the flavors of this bowl dinner together.

Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 ears ) or 1 cup thawed frozen corn

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 (4-ounce) can Hatch chiles, undrained

  • ¼ cup plain whole-milk strained yogurt (such as Greek style)

  • 1 serrano chile, stemmed

  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil, divided

  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic, divided

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. Combine black beans, corn and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Combine Hatch chiles, yogurt, serrano, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender; process until smooth, about 1 minute. Set the yogurt sauce aside.

  3. Toss shrimp with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Add lime zest, cilantro and the remaining 3 tablespoons lime juice; stir to combine. Cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Divide rice, shrimp, black bean mixture and avocado evenly among 4 bowls and drizzle with yogurt sauce. Garnish with additional cilantro and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

    cilantro and lime shrimp bowl
    Jen Causey

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

541 Calories
23g Fat
55g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 4 shrimp, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup black bean mixture & 2 Tbsp. yogurt sauce
Calories 541
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Vitamin A 542IU 11%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 106mcg 27%
Vitamin K 18mcg 15%
Sodium 672mg 29%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 143mg 34%
Potassium 858mg 18%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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