Peruvian Shrimp Bowls with Coconut Cilantro Rice

Peruvian Shrimp Bowls with coconut cilantro rice, salsa criolla (lime marinated onion + tomatoes), Mint Cilantro Sauce, and avocado! {GF}

Man, oh man! These Peruvian Shrimp Bowls have become my favorite meal over the past week. I think we’ve ate it no less than 4 times, seriously, and I show no signs of stopping. The rice? To die for…the salsa, amazing. And that sauce? OMG drinkable. 

So the idea for this meal came from a restaurant Alex and I stopped at in Charlotte on our way home from the beach last week. It was called Viva Chicken and is basically a peruvian chicken joint with a limited(ish) menu. I didn’t have high hopes even though it had rave reviews since Alex doesn’t eat chicken (right now, maybe never again? IDK). Anyways, after inquiring about gluten free and the lady asking if eggs contained gluten I really didn’t have high hopes but I’m SO glad we stuck it out. I ordered a 1/4 chicken with cilantro rice, beans, and salsa criolla (marinated onions and tomatoes) along with an herbal lemonade and Alex ordered basically the same things minus the chicken add avocado. …

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