Lemon-Chili Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowls Recipe

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Courtney Published: January 8, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Lemon-Chili Shrimp Avocado Quinoa Bowls

Spicy and meaty shrimp serves as protein garnish to these fiber-rich quinoa bowls. The bowls are made with lettuce, avocado, and tomatoes. Try it!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For the Quinoa:

  • 1cupuncooked quinoa,tri-color or red
  • cupslow sodium vegetable or chicken broth

For Shrimp:

  • 20ozshrimp,peeled and deveined
  • 2tbspolive oil,divided
  • 1lemon,juice and zest, divided
  • 1tbspfresh oregano
  • 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • ¼tspred chili flakes,or more to taste, crushed
  • tspkosher salt
  • black pepper,to taste

For Bowls:

  • 5ozhaas avocado,pitted and sliced
  • 4cupsromaine lettuce,chopped
  • 1cuptomato,diced
  • ½cupred onion,diced


  1. Cook the quinoa: Bring broth to a boil in a medium heavy pot. Rinse quinoa under cold water and drain well. Lower heat and cook, covered, for 25 minutes.

  2. Turn off heat and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  3. While the quinoa is cooking, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil, half of the lemon juice, half of the lemon zest, oregano, parsley, garlic, chili, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and mix well. Add the shrimp and toss.

  4. Heat a grill pan or heavy skillet over high heat. When hot, spray with oil and add the shrimp. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

  5. Divide greens into 4 large serving bowls on one half of the dish.

  6. Add half the quinoa to the other half, then top with shrimp, avocado, tomato, and onion.

  7. Drizzle each salad with 1 teaspoon of the remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, red chili flakes and drizzle with remaining lemon juice.


  • Calories: 440.94kcal
  • Fat: 17.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.91g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.95g
  • Fiber: 8.27g
  • Sugar: 4.48g
  • Protein: 29.90g
  • Cholesterol: 181.30mg
  • Sodium: 1002.51mg
  • Calcium: 153.18mg
  • Potassium: 959.96mg
  • Iron: 3.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 308.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 21.71mg
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