Happy Tax Day everyone! I know, I know, it’s not a holiday and probably not a day that you are very happy about, that is unless you are getting a big fat refund check. However, we can be happy that tax season is over and we don’t have to stress about it for another year. To ease your stress for the day I’m sharing a tasty recipe for Cilantro Lime Shrimp Quinoa Bowls!
In case you are new to reading Ashley’s blog, my name is Danae and I blog over at Recipe Runner. Today I’m sharing my monthly guest post here on the new and gorgeously improved Spoonful of Flavor! Aren’t you guys just loving Ashley’s new blog design?! It seems only fitting that I share pretty food on such a pretty blog!
Let’s get down to business and talk about these bowls. If you follow along on Ashley’s blog you may remember a while back when I shared the recipe for Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quinoa Bowls. Everyone seemed to really like those bowls so I thought it was time to come up with another tasty quinoa bowl!
Bowls seems to be really hot right now. How could they not be? Who doesn’t love a big bowl filled with your favorite carbs, proteins, and veggies? Top it off with a delicious sauce or drizzle and you have a the perfect healthy and easy to make lunch or dinner. When it comes to making bowls, the sky is the limit. Southwest, Italian, Greek, Asian, any of them will do! Today we are going a little Southwest with a hint of tropical because the weather is warming up and if you are like me you are craving lighter and fresher food.
The main carb in these bowls is the quinoa. I used tri-color or rainbow quinoa because I love the colors, but any quinoa you have will work. The quinoa has lime juice and cilantro added in for extra flavor, because extra flavor means extra good! There are two proteins, shrimp and black beans, so they will keep you full for hours. The shrimp is also full of the cilantro lime flavor because honestly it’s probably one of my favorite flavor combos. Cilantro haters, I’m sorry, but you probably aren’t going to like this dish one bit, come back next month and I’ll make you something cilantroless! The final toppings for these quinoa bowls that makes them out of this world delicious are the mango salsa and the avocado crema. I’m pretty sure I ate half the salsa before it made it into the bowl and that avocado crema…well let’s just say it should be slathered on everything! Let’s all celebrate that tax season is gone for another year and de-stress ourselves with these Cilantro Lime Shrimp Quinoa Bowls!
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