Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado

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Enjoy a quick and delicious lunch or dinner with these Shrimp Bowls topped with Mango and Avocado. So easy and so yummy!

Shrimp Bowl with Mango and Avocado on top of rice

Imagine me taking pictures in the dark tonight, trying to capture this meal for you. My husband didn’t believe I could do it with such low light, but yes, yes, I did. 1. I needed to cook the shrimp before it went off and 2. I knew you would love this recipe and I couldn’t wait another day to share it with you.

Pro-tip: this lens is awesome for taking pictures in the dark with a natural light source nearby. lol!

I was chasing the light and am pleased to report that this meal comes together in about fifteen minutes if you’re on your toes. And if you didn’t believe me about how awesome bowl meals are, these Shrimp Bowls will convince you.

Shrimp bowl recipe

So, this shrimp…. my teen boys could not stop talking about this shrimp. FishBoy16, who’s currently in the throes of a very nasty virus that takes away one’s appetite, changed his tune at dinner after one bite. “I think I just found my appetite.”

FishBoy19, who generally scorns most of the food I make, (spoiled kid, cough, cough) even asked what I seasoned the shrimp with. Ten bucks says he makes it himself sometime soon.

Don’t turn your nose up at the cauliflower rice. As FishBoy14 said, “The cauliflower is really a vehicle for everything else that is so good.” Out of the mouths of babes…. if you really want to, you can serve this on regular rice, but for a Whole 30/paleo experience go with the cauliflower rice. (Learn to make your own here.)

As for the mango AND avocado…. trust me. They make an amazing combination together. These Shrimp Bowls are really good, full of healthy things, and packed with flavor. What is not to love?

Ingredients needed to make this shrimp bowl

  • Olive Oil – Or other cooking oil you might normally use
  • Shrimp – You want these medium, peeled and deveined
  • Seasoning– For this recipe, I used garlic, red pepper, cumin, and black pepper
  • Lime – I also used the juice of 1 lime
  • Mangos
  • Avocados
  • Cilantro
  • Rice – I served this over cauliflower rice, but regular rice works as well. Try making rice in the instant pot, or baked rice in the oven

How to make this shrimp bowl recipe 

The best part about this dinner is how easy it is to prepare. Just a few simple steps to put it together: 

  1. Cook the shrimp. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook until the shrimp is almost pink.
  2. Add the seasonings. Add the crushed red pepper, ground cumin, and black pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Squeeze the lime juice all over the shrimp and stir.
  3. Assemble and enjoy. Serve the cooked shrimp over beds of cauliflower rice. Garnish with avocados, mango, and chopped fresh cilantro.

skillet with shrimp cooking

How do I cook shrimp?

  • Shrimp cook very fast. So keep an eye on these!
  • They start out grayish in color and turn pink when cooked. 
  • They will curl up into a loose “C” shape when they are cooked through. If they have curled into an “O” shape, this likely means they have overcooked. 
  • Cooking shrimp will take about 2-3 minutes.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

You could definitely make this rice ahead of time so these would be quick to assemble. 

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Enjoy a quick and delicious lunch or dinner with these Shrimp Bowls topped with Mango and Avocado. So easy and so yummy!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: avocado, mango, shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 400.57 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon pressed garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Cauliflower Rice or hot cooked rice
  • 2 avocados peeled and sliced
  • 2 mangos peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook until the shrimp is almost pink. Add the crushed red pepper, ground cumin, and black pepper to the pan. Stir to combine. Squeeze the lime juice all over the shrimp and stir.
  2. Serve the cooked shrimp over beds of cauliflower rice. Garnish with avocados, mango, and chopped fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes
  • Shrimp cook very fast. So keep an eye on these!
  • They start out grayish in color and turn pink when cooked. 
  • They will curl up into a loose "C" shape when they are cooked through. If they have curled into an "O" shape, this likely means they have overcooked. 
  • Cooking shrimp will take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Nutrition facts reflect cauliflower rice being used. 
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Bowls with Mango and Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400.57 Calories from Fat 214
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.74g37%
Saturated Fat 3.42g21%
Cholesterol 285.76mg95%
Sodium 890.9mg39%
Potassium 752.02mg21%
Carbohydrates 24.51g8%
Fiber 8.39g35%
Sugar 14.82g16%
Protein 26.12g52%
Vitamin A 1285.13IU26%
Vitamin C 52.61mg64%
Calcium 187.87mg19%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Lynn from NC Outer Banks says

    Mmmm. Jessica this looks so fresh, healthy and yummy. I will put this on the “must make” list. Thank you for sharing.

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