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Creamy Coconut Tomato Shrimp (Whole30, Paleo, Keto)

  • Author: Agnieszka
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Creamy Coconut Tomato Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a perfect weeknight dinner! It uses staple pantry ingredients and is very quick and easy to make.


Units Scale

1 lb shrimp (raw, shelled and deveined)
1 tbsp avocado or canola oil
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can full fat coconut milk
3 oz baby spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small piece of ginger, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 12 oz package frozen cauliflower rice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste


Coconut cilantro rice

In a skillet heat up frozen cauliflower rice and coconut oil until soft (don’t overcook). Stir in 1½ tbsp cilantro & ½ tsp salt, cover and keep warm.


Coconut tomato shrimp

  1. Heat up avocado or canola oil in a deep skillet. Add onions and cook for a few minutes until soft but not brown.
  2. Add ginger, garlic, cumin and coriander. Keep cooking and stirring until fragrant, a minute or so. Add tomatoes and coconut milk and cook covered for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove about a cup of tomato-onion mixture, let cool slightly and blend it using an immersion blender. This step will thicken the sauce and add a more intense flavor.
  4. Pour the blended mixture back in the skillet. Add raw shrimp, baby spinach and pepper flakes. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes, then stir together and cook until shrimp is pink and spinach is wilted but still bright green.
  5. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Note: canned tomatoes are usually already salted so taste before salting.
  6. Serve over cilantro cauliflower milk and garnish with remaining ½ tbsp chopped cilantro.


Make sure to not overcook the shrimp or it will become rubbery.

Cauliflower rice is a great option for paleo/keto version of this dish, but feel free to make it with white or brown rice or your favorite grain.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: shrimp, whole 30, keto, paleo, coconut shrimp, cauliflower rice