Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs


  • medium-large head cauliflower (or 4 cups frozen cauliflower rice thawed)
  • 1 1/4 lbs large (21/25) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 ear corn, shucked and kernels cut from cob, (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed)
  • (4oz) can diced mild green chilies, drained*
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and light green portion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • tsp lime zest
  • Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 small avocado, sliced


  • Preheat a gas grill over moderately high heat to about 450 – 475 degrees.
  • Cut cauliflower florets from head, leaving behind as much stem as possible.
  • Working in 2 or 3 batches, pulse florets in a food processor until cauliflower is finely chopped (it should look similar to couscous). Measure out 4 cups and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add shrimp to bowl along with black beans, corn, green chilies, green onions, garlic, olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper (about 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper) then toss gently to evenly coat.
  • Cut 4 sheets of 15 by 12-inch heavy duty aluminum foil. Lay sheets individually on a flat surface.
  • Divide shrimp mixture evenly among foil sheets, placing each mound in the center of the foil.
  • Bring sides of foil inward then fold together twice and to seal, then fold ends up (and work to leave a little extra space inside for heat to circulate so everything cooks evenly, I like to pull up on the top crimp).
  • Grill packets until shrimp has cooked through (it should appear pink in color), about 9 – 11 minutes.
  • Carefully open each packet and toss in cilantro. Serve warm with avocado slices.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 357mg119%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 1305mg37%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 108.7mg132%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only.

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