Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa in a blue serving bowl

Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa

Cauliflower rice serves as a nutritious base for two flavorful toppings in this dish: spicy shrimp (that roast in just a few minutes in the oven!) and tropical fruit salsa. You’ll love the tropical island flavors in this Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa recipe!

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Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa in a blue serving bowl
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Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinate30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4
Calories: 388kcal
Author: Hallie Klecker


For the salsa:

  • cups (~180 g) diced tropical fruit, such as pineapple, mango, and kiwi
  • 1 medium avocado , pitted and diced
  • ½ cup (58 g) diced red onion
  • ½ cup (88 g) cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • ¼ cup (15 g) chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) lime zest
  • 1 small Serrano pepper , seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Pinch of kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound (454 g) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) honey
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ketchup (sugar free, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon (2.7 g) chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.5 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

For the cauliflower rice:

  • 1 large head cauliflower , grated with the shredding disk of a food processor
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher or fine sea salt , to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper , to taste

For garnish (optional):

  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro or parsley


  • Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for the shrimp. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes. While the shrimp marinate, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 6-8 minutes or until opaque and cooked through.
  • While the shrimp roast, make the cauliflower rice. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the grated cauliflower and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes until just tender.
  • Serve the cauliflower rice topped with shrimp and salsa. Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro or parsley, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Jerk Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice & Fruit Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 1209mg50%
Potassium 987mg28%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 816IU16%
Vitamin C 94mg114%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Caribbean Cauliflower Fruit Hallie Klecker Rice Salsa Shrimp Tropical
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