Mexikanischer Shrimp Tacos Bowl mit Mango Salsa und selbstgemachter Koriander Limetten Mayo

Healthy Shrimp Taco Bowl Recipe with Cilantro Lime Mayo

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This Mexican Shrimp Taco Bowl recipe with Cilantro Lime Mayo is perfect for Taco Tuesdays and Cinco De Mayo! A simple meal prep recipe that is healthy, paleo-approved, and gluten-free.Jump to Recipe

Mexican Shrimp Taco Bowl with mango salsa, rice, lime wedges and homemade cilantro lime mayo

No one says no to tacos and my favorite tacos of all times are Shrimp tacos! They are SO delicious, but when in a bowl, they are not just healthier but in my opinion also much better! Like your favorite shrimp taco, but deconstructed. I mean, the fillings are the best part, right? And the sauce! OMG, that cilantro-lime mayo taco sauce.

shrimp taco bowl served in a coconut bowl with jasmine rice, red slaw, mango salsa and cilantro lime mayo

These Mexican Shrimp Taco Bowls are filling, taste like a fiesta in a bowl and are easy to whip up on any weekday. 

close-up of charred taco seasoned shrimp served with mango salsa and rice

Packed with flavor and goodness, these beautiful shrimp taco bowls are perfect for lunch, dinner and meal prep.

What’s in here? 

  • charred taco seasoned shrimp seasoned with homemade taco spice 
  • a rainbow of gorgeous veggies
  • homemade mango salsa
  • rice or cauliflower rice
  • a quick cilantro lime mayo made in a blender

These taco bowls are packed with protein and healthy! Aside from the obvious protein benefit, shrimp are packed with antioxidants, vitamin D, B3, and are also great low-carb food.

a small bowl of cilantro lime mayo with a wooden spoon

Cilantro-Lime Mayo 

This light and tangy cilantro lime mayo compliments all the flavors of this Shrimp Taco Bowl so well. It also works alongside your favorite steak salad, anything chicken, or grilled vegetables.

What can I use instead of mayo? 

You could use my easy light mango cilantro sauce or my roasted garlic chimichurri.

How to make Cilantro Lime Mayo at home: 

picture collage demonstrating how to make cilantro lime mayo in a blender

oil and lime juice being added to cilantro lime mayo in a blender

How long does it take shrimp to fry?

Fry shrimp for a max of 2 minutes, jumbo shrimp for 3 minutes. It might be less depending on the size of the shrimp. You want to fry them until golden brown outside and opaque in the center. It’s important to start with high heat. So don’t forget preheating a pan over medium-high heat. THEN add your cooking oil. 

Don’t walk away. Shrimp can go from tender to rubbery before you even realize what’s happening. Remove them from the heat right when the flesh is a bit pink, with no brown or greyish-brown spots

CAN I FLAVOR THE SHRIMP ANOTHER WAY?

YES, you can make my chipotle shrimp instead!   Shrimp have a mild flavor so they take on whatever flavor you’re serving them with. I love this version with homemade taco spice, but you can play around! 

close-up of healthy Mexican shrimp taco bowl with cilantro mayo

 

Fresh vs frozen Shrimp for making Taco Bowls

Both works. I use frozen for my taco bowls. Most shrimp is frozen soon after being caught, so the freshest-tasting shrimp is the kind you buy in the freezer aisle rather than the thawed stuff at the fish counter. Seafood is highly perishable, and you don’t really know how long the thawed stuff has been thawed. But that’s just me.

How to thaw shrimp from frozen

 If using frozen, place the frozen shrimp in a colander and run cold water over them. This will thaw the shrimp slightly and remove ice crystals before cooking.

 Toss the shrimp occasionally to make sure they are all exposed to the cold water. You will know it’s thawed when they are easily bendable and slightly translucent. This will only take a few minutes. Pat the shrimp dry  VERY WELL with a paper towel before seasoning

Tips for making this recipe: 

  • Make this a low-carb taco bowl my using cauliflower rice as a bowl base
  • Or serve the shrimp, mango salsa, and mayo in lettuce cups
  • You can use chicken instead of shrimp
  • Use Brown rice instead of Jasmine rice
  • Cannot find ripe mango? Pineapple salsa or charred pineapple would work amazingly here.
  • Use shredded lettuce instead of cabbage.
  • These are made in a skillet but why not grill those shrimp! Might be best to get them on some skewers for easy grilling
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If you like healthy light protein-packed lunches, you might also like my Asian Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps or my Chicken Larb recipe.

Did you make and love this healthy Shrimp Taco Bowl recipe? Give it your review below! And make sure to share your creations by tagging me on Instagram!

healthy Mexican Shrimp Tacos Bowl with charred shrimp mango salsa, rice and cilantro lime mayo
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Mexican Shrimp Taco Bowl recipe with Cilantro Lime Mayo

This Mexican Shrimp Taco Bowl recipe with Cilantro Lime Mayo is perfect for Taco Tuesdays and Cinco De Mayo! A simple meal prep recipe that is healthy, paleo-approved, and gluten-free.
Course dinner, lunch, meal prep
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword healthy bowl with shrimp, shrimp taco bowl recipe, shrimp taco bowl sauce
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients

For the taco shrimp

  • 450 g prawns headless with tails on - thawed
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 tbsp canola or coconut oil

Coriander Lime Mayo

  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml cold-pressed canola oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped white onion
  • ½ bunch of fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

For serving

  • cooked rice preferably coconut rice or plain jasmine rice
  • Cocktail tomatoes
  • Red cabbage
  • fresh coriander

Mango Salsa:

  • 1 large or 2 small mangoes - ripe
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 lime juiced (or lemon)
  • 1 pinch of salt

Instructions

Mango Salsa

  1. Dice the mango and mix with the chilli, lime juice and salt. Put aside

Mayo

  1. All ingredients must be at the same temperature.
  2. Put the egg, 125 ml of the oil, the whole clove of garlic, the chopped onion, the coriander, the cumin, the salt and sugar in your blender and mix until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Keep the blender running and slowly add the remaining 125 ml of oil as well as the lime juice with the engine running. Taste and season with salt if necessary.
  4. You can transfer the amount you need for your bowls in a freezer bag. Cut a small hole into a cirner using small scissors - with this DIY piping bag you can easily “drizzle” your mayo over your taco bowl.

Shrimp:

  1. Mix spices with salt and sugar. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Toss the shrimp in a small bowl with the all the taco spices to get it coated.

  2. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes, flipping after 1 - ½ minutes, until the shrimp are cooked through.

  3. Arrange the taco bowl. Create a base of rice, top with veggies, salsa, shrimp and drizzle with lots of mayo! Serve with lime slices, cilantro and maybe even some chopped jalapeno.

Recipe Notes

  • Make this a low-carb taco bowl my using cauliflower rice as a bowl base
  • Or serve the shrimp, mango salsa and mayo in lettuce cups
  • You can use chicken instead of shrimp
  • Use Brown rice instead of Jasmine rice
  • Cannot find ripe mango? Pineapple salsa or charred pineapple would work amazingly here.
  • Use shredded lettuce instead of cabbage.
  • These are made in a skillet but why not grill those shrimp! Might be best to get them on some skewers for easy grilling

 

 

shrimp taco bowl pinterest pin

One Comment

  1. Corniglio T Pepperman

    5 stars
    YUM! I did not serve this as a bowl but as actual tacos – just made the shrimp and mayo and served it slaw, mango chunks and tortillas! A HUGE hit! Best shrimp seasoning too

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