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Delicious Baja Shrimp Bowl with cauliflower rice, corn, cabbage and avocado yogurt sauce
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Baja Shrimp Taco Bowl Recipe

Baja Shrimp Tacos made with better for you ingredients for a flavorful dinner loaded with great flavor. Grilled Baja Shrimp served over cauliflower rice and topped with avocado yogurt sauce.
Course grilling, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Healthy
Keyword Healthy Grilling, Makeover Recipe, meal prep
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
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Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 636kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


Baja Shrimp Marinade

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Avocado Yogurt Dressing

  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • black pepper and salt, to taste

How to make cauliflower rice

  • 1 teaspoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 large cauliflower or 4 cups store made cauliflower rice
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3-4 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Taco Bowl

  • 1 cup shredded red and green cabbage Note 1
  • 1 teaspoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained Note 2
  • 2 cup frozen corn Note 3


  • 2 avocado, sliced optional
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro optional
  • 2 stalks chopped green onion optional


How to make Baja Shrimp Marinade

  • In a medium bowl, combine Mazola® Corn Oil, lime juice, minced garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt.
  • Add the peeled shrimp to the marinade. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Place bowl in fridge for about 30 minutes to marinate the shrimp.

How to Grill Baja Shrimp

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to medium/high heat. Once hot, reduce heat to medium.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade. Pat dry.
  • Place on grill or grill pan for about 3 minutes.
  • Flip shrimp and cook another 2-3 minutes until shrimp cooked through.
  • Shrimp will be pink. Remove shrimp, set aside till ready to assemble shrimp taco boat.

How to make the Avocado Yogurt Dressing

  • In the base of a blender, add in avocado, Greek Yogurt, fresh lime juice, water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mazola® Corn Oil, and black pepper and salt, to taste.
  • Blend until smooth. Taste the dressing. Adjust any seasoning, if necessary.

How to make Cauliflower Cilantro Rice

  • Follow instructions in Cauliflower Tabbouleh to make riced cauliflower or use store bought.
  • Over medium heat, add corn oil. Stir in cauliflower rice and stir for a few minutes. Add in lime juice and chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Cauliflower cooks in about 8 minutes

How to heat black beans and corn

  • Add corn oil to a saute pan and heat, add in the black beans and corn to warm through.
  • Remove, set aside until assembling the taco bowl.

How to assemble Baja Shrimp Taco Bowls

  • Divide cauliflower rice in 4 bowls.
  • Place the shredded cabbage in each bowl.
  • Add black beans to each bowl. Then the corn.
  • Divide the shrimp between the bowls.
  • Top each bowl with Avocado Yogurt Dressing. optional - sprinkle fresh cilantro and green onions on the Baja Shrimp Bowls


Note 1: Pickled cabbage can be used. 
Note 2: Use your favorite canned bean. Always rinse and drain the beans before use.
Note 3: Defrost the frozen beans or use fresh or canned corn. If using canned corn, drain and rinse corn.
Nutritional facts do not include optional garnish for the taco bowls
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 636kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 1567mg | Potassium: 1493mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 50.2mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 6.4mg