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Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls are the perfect way to ring in the New Year with big bold flavor and a healthy meal! These are packed with blackened shrimp, brown rice, corn, black beans, and avocado. They are also great for meal prep! 

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowl in a white bowl with limes and cilantro on the side.

Happy New Year! We just got back from Disneyworld with our family. We surprised them on Christmas morning and left that day. We had an absolute blast. It was probably the best family trip that we have taken. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom resort and WOW! That was such an amazing experience. We would wake up each morning to giraffes and zebras outside of our room. My three year old would say good morning and good night to the animals every day. We spent the week in all of the parks in Disneyworld and ended the week at Universal Studios. What a fun way to ring in the New Year as a family!

Now we are back here in Utah and it is so cold and dreary! It is hard coming home to reality sometimes. My husband has a man cold so I am bracing myself for a long week. ? Although it was hard to come home I look forward to the New Year and making realistic goals. I get so tired of the holiday eating and treats that I love to start the year with fresh and healthy meals.

I am a huge meal prepper and spend every week meal prepping. With life as busy at is it I need to have meals ready at a moments notice to help me keep my healthy lifestyle on track.

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito with cilantro and lime for garnish.

The great thing about eating healthy is that you don’t have to sacrifice on taste or flavor, and these burrito bowls are a great example of that. The blackened shrimp is bursting with flavor and spices and is such a great addition to the burrito bowl.

Are burrito bowls healthy?

Yes they are! Blackened shrimp, corn, black beans, brown rice, and avocoado all come together to create this low calorie filling meal.

Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowl with rice in a white bowl.

This meal comes together easily and I love to use it for meal prep. It has everything that you need to keep you on track for the New Year. And it is so good and packed with so much flavor, it makes it easy to stay on track all year long.

I drizzled this with some Greek Yogurt Avocado Ranch Dressing. Holy cow that was the perfect finishing touch to these burrito bowls. Although it is delicious without it, it gave it a bit more flavor and was the perfect topping. You guys are going to love these burrito bowls! They are such a fantastic and flavorful way to start your New Year off right!


Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito in white bowl with Greek Yogurt Avocado Cilantro Ranch.

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Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls

4.70 from 10 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls are the perfect way to ring in the New Year with big bold flavor and a healthy meal! These are packed with blackened shrimp, brown rice, corn, black beans, and avocado. They are also great for meal prep!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings


Greek Yogurt Avocado Cilantro Ranch:


  • In a large bowl add the shrimp, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. In a medium sized skillet add the olive oil and shrimp. Cook over medium high heat until no longer pink.
  • To assemble the bowls, divide the shrimp, corn, black beans, rice, and avocado evenly. If using for meal prep, add the avocado right before eating. Drizzle with dressing.
  • To make the Greek Yogurt Avocado ranch: In a food processor, add avocado, cilantro, greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. At a little water if smoother consistency is desired.


Calories: 845kcalCarbohydrates: 100gProtein: 35gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 229mgSodium: 1448mgPotassium: 1288mgFiber: 18gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1314IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 207mgIron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Tried this recipe?Mention @alyssa_therecipecritic or tag #therecipecritic!


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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 2 stars
    Ingredient list is fine, cooking instructions are nonsense “Cook over medium high heat until no longer pink.” <– did you even read the title of your own recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    This was a hit for me & my husband! We don’t agree much on what to eat for dinner. He’s a super picky eater & I prefer healthier options. The only change we made was making it spicier by adding red chili flakes and sliced jalapeños. This recipe can be used for chicken or shrimp too. It’s cheap to make and uses a lot of staple ingredients. This recipe is a win & delicious!

  3. Good morning! Quick question…are the nutrition facts a total for all 5 servings or per serving? Also, this looks delicious 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Wow! This is absolutely amazing! Whole concept and combination of flavours are so delicious. I made this for my lunch to work and omg! You must make this. Filling and healthy. Love it

  5. This was AMAZING. I cooked this for my parents and now they’re convinced I can actually cook haha. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Blackened shrimp, yum. Question, is there another dressing that would be good? Certain people in this family are not cilantro lovers.Thanks, Conni

    1. You are so sweet! I got the bowls from Crate and Barrel or Sur La Table. I love them. They are about 8 inches.

  7. Looks wonderful! I just need to find the best spices to be able to make this a bit more sodium restriction friendly.

  8. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight. So yummy! I love that all the ingredients are healthy too. I’ll be making this again soon. I think it’s the perfect dish for spring and summer.

    1. That is great to hear! I am so glad that you loved it! Great for spring and summer time! Thanks for sharing! XOXO

  9. Dear Alyssa Rivers, your article on ” Blackened Shrimp Avocado Burrito Bowls” is awesome to read. I love the way you explain the recipe with beautiful images but I wish you could add a recipe video as well. by the way can you assist me about the food calories measurement of this recipe?

    1. AWE! Thank you so much! I have found the best way to get nutritional info on all of the recipes is through You just type in the recipe and it tells you! is also a great resource for healthy and delicious meals and provides nutritional info. Hope this helps! XOXO

  10. 5 stars
    I made this for my wife and wow did she and I, LOVE IT! Very tasty and surprisingly filling. I even prepared some in mason jars for her to take to work for her lunch and it became quite the hit. Great website and outstanding recipes. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

  11. 5 stars
    THANK you so much for all the awesome recipes you share
    with us, I have never done the rice bowls but I must tell you
    this is calling my name with the Blackened Shrimp, WOOWWWWW
    Thank you and a Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Loved your story at Disney 🙂