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Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowls from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowl with Cilantro Vinaigrette

A superfood loaded bowl with shrimp, quinoa, veggies and the best cilantro vinaigrette! Perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword: Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowls, shrimp quinoa bowls, quinoa bowl recipe, shrimp recipe, how to make perfect shrimp, easy bowls for lunch, take to work lunches, quinoa bowl for lunch, avocado quinoa bowl
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa

For the Cilantro Vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves tough stems removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1/2 pound medium sized shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Toppings:

  • Black Beans
  • Sliced Avocados
  • Raw corn sliced off the cob
  • Shredded Romaine Lettuce

For the Pico de Gallo

  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 large white onion finely diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño finely diced (seeds and membranes removed for a milder salsa)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Combine all the ingredients for the cilantro vinaigrette in a high powered blender and blend for 60-90 seconds until very smooth. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Fold half the vinaigrette into the quinoa, taste, add more if needed.
  • Toss the shrimp with the oil, cayenne, garlic powder and chipotle pepper as well as salt and pepper. Grill on an indoor or outdoor grill pan for about 3 minutes on each side until pink and fully cooked.
  • Combine the ingredients for the pico de gallo in a medium bowl and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning and spice level as needed.
  • Divide the quinoa into 4 bowls and top with desired amounts of black beans, avocado, corn and shredded romaine. Sprinkle with pico de gallo and serve.