Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Recipe

How To Make Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

You can’t go wrong with these grilled shrimp tacos, made with spicy-seasoned shrimp, flavorful avocado salsa, and tender tortilla, for a fiesta of flavors!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Salsa:

  • 1small shallot,roughly chopped
  • 1jalapeno pepper,seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,roughly chopped
  • 1tomato,seeded and diced
  • 1avocado,pitted and diced
  • ¾tspsalt
  • 1tbspfresh lime juice,from ½ lime
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro leaves,loosely packed, coarsely chopped

For Shrimp:

  • tbspolive oil
  • tspchili powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspcayenne pepper,scant
  • lbsshrimp,large or extra large, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen

For Assembling:

  • 10tortillas,(6-inch) corn or flour
  • 2cupsred cabbage,chopped, for serving
  • 2limes,cut into wedges, for serving
  • 1cupsour cream,for serving


  1. Make the Salsa:


  1. Put the shallot, jalapeño pepper, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade and process until finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl.

  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, avocado, salt, lime juice, and cilantro to the bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.


  1. Heat the grill to medium. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the olive oil, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and shrimp.

  2. Mix until the shrimp are evenly coated with seasoning. Grease the grill with a wad of paper towels dipped in vegetable oil or non-flammable cooking spray. Place the shrimp on the grill and cook, covered, for 1½ to 2 minutes per side until just opaque.

  3. Place the shrimp on a serving platter and cover to keep warm.

To Assemble:

  1. Grill the tortillas for about 20 seconds per side until warm and slightly charred.

  2. Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of the avocado salsa, 3 shrimp, and some red cabbage; pass the lime wedges and sour cream at the table. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 531.75kcal
  • Fat: 27.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.58g
  • Fiber: 10.25g
  • Sugar: 6.69g
  • Protein: 30.46g
  • Cholesterol: 244.22mg
  • Sodium: 1098.97mg
  • Calcium: 255.43mg
  • Potassium: 922.52mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 256.60µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.76mg
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