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Discover the Benefits of Bowl Recipes with Our Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl

Bowl recipes have recently become quite popular, and for good reason. These vibrant, nutritious, and versatile meals offer a perfect balance of flavours, textures, and essential nutrients. Whether you’re seeking a quick lunch, a satisfying dinner, or a meal prep option that keeps you fuelled throughout the week, bowl recipes have got you covered.

This Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl is a delightful medley of seasoned brown rice and black beans, succulent shrimp marinated in zesty lime and fresh coriander, and a refreshing pineapple salsa. Topped with a creamy avocado dressing, it is not only visually appealing but also packed with a variety of nutrients to keep you healthy and energized.

Bowl recipes have numerous benefits. They promote balanced nutrition by incorporating diverse food groups in a single meal, making it easy to ensure you’re getting all the essential vitamins and minerals. The customisable nature of bowls allows you to tailor each meal to your specific dietary needs and preferences, while portion control is a breeze when everything is contained in one bowl. Additionally, bowl recipes are typically quick and easy to prepare, perfect for busy lifestyles or those looking to reduce food waste by utilising leftover ingredients.

Our Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl is a perfect example of how delicious and wholesome a bowl recipe can be. With just 15 minutes of preparation and 30 minutes of cooking time, you can enjoy a meal that’s bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready to dive in? Let’s get cooking!

Diabetic Friendly Properties

Low Glycemic Index Carbohydrates: Brown rice and black beans are complex carbohydrates with a lower glycemic index compared to refined grains. This means they are less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels.

High Fibre Content: Both brown rice and black beans are rich in fibre, which helps in slowing down the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, promoting better blood sugar control.

Healthy Fats: The avocado used in the recipe, both in the salsa and the dressing, provides healthy monounsaturated fats. These fats can help improve insulin sensitivity and regulate blood sugar levels.

Lean Protein: Shrimp is a lean source of protein, which can aid in stabilizing blood sugar levels when consumed as part of a balanced meal.

Thyroid Friendly Properties

Iodine Content: The recipe includes ingredients like shrimp and yogurt, which are good sources of iodine. Adequate iodine intake is important for thyroid health as it is a crucial component of thyroid hormones.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Shrimp is also a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for thyroid function. These fatty acids help reduce inflammation, which can support overall thyroid health.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 520 kcal

Carbohydrates: 54g

Protein: 35g

Fat: 21g

Basic Ingredients For Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl

Rice and Bean Base:

Brown Rice: A whole grain rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals, brown rice provides a hearty and nutritious base for the bowl.

Black Beans: Packed with protein, fibre, and essential nutrients, black beans add a creamy texture and help to keep you full longer.

Onion: Adds depth and sweetness to the base while also providing essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Tomato: Fresh tomatoes contribute juiciness and acidity, balancing the flavours and adding vitamins A and C.

Green Chilli (Optional): For those who like a bit of heat, green chilies add a spicy kick and are rich in vitamins.

Coriander: Fresh coriander adds a vibrant, citrusy flavour and is rich in antioxidants.

Coriander Powder and Cumin Powder: These spices add warm, earthy flavours and have numerous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.

Salt and Pepper: Essential for enhancing the flavours of the dish.


Large Raw Shrimp: High in protein and low in fat, shrimp are quick to cook and absorb flavours well.

Lime Zest and Juice: Adds a zesty, fresh flavour that complements the shrimp and other ingredients.

Minced Garlic: Enhances the savoury flavour of the shrimp and provides numerous health benefits.

Green Chilli (Optional): Adds an extra layer of heat for spice lovers.

Olive Oil: A healthy fat that helps in cooking the shrimp to perfection.

Paprika: Adds a smoky flavour and enhances the colour of the shrimp.

Salt and Pepper: Essential for seasoning.

Pineapple Salsa:

Fresh Pineapple: Adds sweetness and acidity, balancing the savoury elements of the bowl.

Red Onion: Provides a sharp flavour and crunch.

Lime Zest and Juice: Enhances the freshness of the salsa.

Fresh Coriander: Adds a citrusy note and ties the salsa flavours together.

Red Chilli: Adds heat and balances the sweetness of the pineapple.

Avocado: Adds creaminess and healthy fats.

Salt and Pepper: For seasoning.

Avocado Dressing:

Avocado: The base of the dressing, providing creaminess and healthy fats.

Greek Yogurt: Adds tanginess and creaminess, and is a good source of protein.

Lime Zest and Juice: Brightens the dressing with fresh citrus flavour.

Olive Oil: Adds smoothness and healthy fats.

Chilli Powder: Adds a mild heat and depth of flavour.

Salt and Pepper: For seasoning.

Additional Toppings:

Corn on the Cob: Adds sweetness and crunch.

Avocado: Adds creaminess and healthy fats.

Lime Wedges: For additional zest and freshness.

Fresh Coriander: For garnish and a burst of flavour.

Alternative Ingredients

Quinoa or Cauliflower Rice: Substitute for brown rice for a different base.

Chickpeas or Lentils: Substitute for black beans for a different protein and texture.

Bell Peppers: Substitute for tomatoes to add a different flavour and crunch.

Chicken or Tofu: Use instead of shrimp for a different protein source.

Mango: Use instead of pineapple in the salsa for a different sweet and tropical flavour.

Greek Yogurt Dressing with Herbs: Use instead of avocado dressing for a lighter option.

Preparation Tips for Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl

  • Rice and Beans: Rinse brown rice before cooking to remove excess starch. Cook beans from scratch or use low-sodium canned beans for convenience.
  • Shrimp: Marinate the shrimp ahead of time for enhanced flavor.
  • Pineapple Salsa: Prepare this in advance to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Avocado Dressing: Use ripe avocados for a smoother consistency.

Serving Tips for Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl

  • Layering: Start with the rice and bean base, add the shrimp, then top with pineapple salsa, drizzle with avocado dressing, and garnish with additional toppings.
  • Garnish: Fresh coriander and lime wedges add a pop of color and freshness.
  • Temperature: Serve the rice and shrimp warm, with the salsa and dressing chilled for a contrast in temperatures.

Storage Tips

Separate Storage: Store components (rice and beans, shrimp, salsa, dressing) separately in airtight containers to maintain freshness.

Refrigeration: Keep all components refrigerated. Consume within 3-4 days.

Reheating: Reheat the rice and shrimp in the microwave or on the stovetop before assembling the bowl. Keep salsa and dressing chilled until serving.

Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


Rice and Bean Base

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked and strained
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • handful coriander, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 500 g raw shrimps, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 green chilli, stemmed and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 lime, zest & juice
  • handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Additional Toppings

  • 1 corn on the cob, boiled & kernels cut off
  • avocado, cut into cubes
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • fresh coriander, for garnishing


  • In a medium-sized pot, heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Then, add chopped tomatoes, green chilli, cumin powder, coriander powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes have softened. Add the uncooked rice and black beans and stir until all ingredients are combined. Pour in two cups of water or chicken broth, cover, and cook until the rice is tender.
  • Boil a pot of water seasoned with salt. Add the corn on the cob and cook for approximately 20 minutes, or until done. Heat a stovetop grill pan, and char the corn until it has grill marks. Cut the kernels off the cob and set aside.
  • To prepare the pineapple salsa, combine diced pineapple, diced red onion, lime juice, lime zest, finely chopped cilantro, chopped red chilli, diced avocado, minced garlic, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a blender, combine avocado, Greek yoghurt, lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth to prepare the dressing. Set aside.
  • Marinate the shrimp with minced garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and olive oil. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes. Add lime zest, coriander, and lime juice; stir to combine. Cook until the shrimp are opaque.
  • Serve the rice in bowls, top with a serving of sautéed shrimp, some pineapple salsa, and finally, drizzle with the avocado yogurt dressing. Garnish with additional coriander and serve with lime wedges if desired. Enjoy your flavourful Coriander and Lime Shrimp Bowl!

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