Did you think I was going to leave you hanging with nothing to make with the fajita seasoning?
These shrimp fajita bowls are the perfect way to use that fajita seasoning!
Why a shrimp fajita bowl?
I’m always trying to come up with ways to make dinner fast and shrimp is one of the fastest and healthiest dinner options.
I’m still very much about my proteins, carbs, and fats and I love shrimp because they’re low fat, decent protein, and low carb.
Pair it with a bowl of rice and you’ve got a complete meal, including your veggies!
Can I make this with something other than shrimp?
Yes! You can use chicken or steak with this.
I actually have a slow cooker chicken fajita recipe on my site that you could make too.
Can you make this vegetarian?
Yep, just omit the seafood or meat and make these into vegetable fajitas instead!
Can you serve this in a tortilla instead of with a bowl of rice?
Yes! Just make warm up the tortilla and load up with your favorite toppings!
Can you use frozen or fresh shrimp?
I’ve made it with both and it works just fine! Just make sure you thaw the frozen shrimp.
How spicy is this?
It is as spicy as you want to make it.
If you use my fajita seasoning, then it’s spicy because I made my fajita seasoning spicy.
But that fajita seasoning is customizable.
So I guess what I’m saying is…it’s as spicy as you want it to be.
Can I make this ahead of time?
Reheating shrimp can be tricky because they can get tough but if you’re okay with that, then yes, you can make it ahead of time!
Can I use marinade the shrimp in the fajita seasoning?
I would make it into like a paste or liquid and marinade the shrimp in a bag or container.
What else can you serve this with?
If you enjoy these shrimp fajitas, these recipes may be of interest to you:
- Slow cooker chicken fajitas
- Garlic butter shrimp and quinoa
- Spicy grilled shrimp with quinoa salad
- Salted lime butter shrimp
Shrimp fajita bowls are a well-rounded and hearty, quick dinner when you are crunched for time but still want to make a homemade meal that's flavorful and delicious!
- 1 small white onion, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning (adjust to taste)
- Salt, to taste
- 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp (if using frozen, make sure to thaw it first)
- Squeeze of one lime
- Cooked white rice
In a skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and bell peppers. Sprinkle the seasoning then cook onion and peppers until softened, about 5-7 minutes. Salt, to taste.
Add the shrimp and cook through (only takes about 2-3 minutes). Squeeze lime on top then remove from heat.
Serve warm over a bowl of rice.