Shrimp Fajita Bowls

These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.

These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.

We love Fajita nights! Chicken Fajitas are a staple in my home, it’s Tommy’s favorite dish to cook (the first dish he ever made me!). These shrimp fajita are a fun twist on the classic dish made all on one sheet pan. You can also serve them over cauliflower rice to keep it low-carb and keto-friendly.

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These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.

Traditional fajitas are served with meat, seafood and veggies on a sizzling platter with a stack of warm tortillas and all the Mexican fixings—here, roasted seasoned shrimp, onions and peppers are piled on bed of cilantro-lime rice with avocado and a super-simple salsa. It’s everything you love about fajitas, in one easy-to-make bowl! This dish is my current go-to when time is tight—it’s healthy, delicious and ready in under 25 minutes. Enjoy!

These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.

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Shrimp Fajita Bowls

These Shrimp Fajita Bowls are a tasty and easy dinner that your whole family will love! Served over a bed of cilantro-lime rice with peppers and onions, avocado and salsa.

Ingredients:

For the shrimp:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound large peeled, deveined, tail-off shrimp

For the veggies:

  • 2 medium red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the rice:

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Juice of ½ lime

For the salsa and topping:

  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 small (4-ounce) Hass avocado, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

For shrimp:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the shrimp ingredients from olive oil through pepper.
  2. Add the shrimp and toss to evenly coat.
  3. Set aside and allow to marinate while you make the veggies.

For veggies:

  1. Combine all veggie ingredients in a large bowl.  Use your hands to toss and evenly coat veggies with oil and seasoning.
  2. Transfer to a sheet pan and roast 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the rice and salsa.  In a medium bowl, combine rice with cilantro, salt and lime juice.
  4. In small bowl, make the salsa by combining the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  5. Remove veggies from oven and place marinated shrimp (leaving excess marinade in the bowl) evenly among the veggies.
  6. Return to the oven and roast 8 minutes.
  7. Place ¾ cup rice in each of 4 bowls.  Evenly divide the shrimp, veggies, salsa and sliced avocado among each bowl and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 bowl

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 8
  • Points +:
  • Calories: 431 calories
  • Total Fat: 13.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 136mg
  • Sodium: 690mg
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Protein: 26g
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