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Latin-inspired Shrimp & Quinoa

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Recipe by: Kevin Curry (@fitmencook,

It has definitely been a while since I've posted a recipe, or even cooked a good meal for myself the last few months. With school and work, and other life issues it has been a struggle to just sit down. I have also been eating terribly as I am on the go all the time, very little vegetables and fruits, and I've gained back some of the weight I lost over the summer.  So, as i was looking for ideas for something easy and tasty, but not boring, I stumbled upon Kevin's page on IG and he has tons of great healthy and tasty meals! 

I decided to try the #tacotuesday shrimp and quinoa bowl (without the taco), mostly because it looked really good and I already had majority of the ingredients. 

You can find the original recipe and instructions here .

This made about 4 meal preps for me ( I added broccoli the last day because I ate most of the shrimp the first few days and it was mostly just quinoa & beans) 


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 bell peppers (chopped)

  • 1 can corn

  • 1/4 onion (diced)

  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 1 can green chile peppers

  • 1 can black beans

  • 1 cup quinoa


  • 1lb bag large raw shrimp

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano


  • cilantro

  • lime

  • avocado


(I precooked the quinoa according to bag/box instructions, and also cooked the black beans and put them in a bowl to the side)

-With the stove on medium, add olive oil, bell peppers, corn and onions to a skillet and cook about 2 minutes, then add the garlic. Cook another 1 to 2 minutes or until onions are translucent and corn is slightly 'roasted', don't burn the garlic. I also added the green chile peppers at the last few seconds to slightly heat. Add to the bowl of quinoa and black beans and set to the side.

-Add shrimp to skillet and all of the seasonings. Cook until shrimp are plump and done. about 7 minutes 

-Add to bowl an mix all ingredients together. Sprinkle lime and add cilantro & avocado as wanted!

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