These zesty Shrimp Tacos are packed with amazing flavor and so easy to make.
Loaded with citrus slaw, pico de gallo, and creamy chipotle mayo, they’re light, fresh, and incredibly delicious.
Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday, or an easy weeknight dinner, this easy Shrimp Taco recipe is sure to become a new favorite!
Are you a taco fan? I mean….who isn’t, really!? Because what’s not to love? But the real question is this: are you willing to get adventurous with your tacos? Or are you more of a traditionalist?
I love tacos any way I can get them, but at the end of the day, I really love mixing things up and trying new flavor combinations. And the flavors in these Shrimp Tacos are the BEST.
Between the seasoned shrimp and the crunchy citrus slaw and the fresh pico de gallo, these tacos have a little bit of everything. And the drizzle of chipotle mayo on top only makes them better.
One of the things I love most about this taco recipe is that the individual components are easy to make in advance, so there’s no last minute prep. Which makes these Shrimp Tacos the perfect party food!
WHAT KIND OF SHRIMP IS BEST IN SHRIMP TACOS?
I used fresh (not frozen) pre-cooked shrimp to keep this recipe nice and easy. I just tossed the shrimp in olive oil and seasonings, then heated them through in a skillet. If you prefer uncooked shrimp, though, feel free to substitute!
WHAT KIND OF TORTILLAS ARE BEST FOR SHRIMP TACOS?
Traditional shrimp tacos use corn tortillas, but the best answer is you can use flour OR corn. Whichever you prefer! For this recipe, I used corn tortillas heated in a small amount of olive oil in a skillet.
CAN I PREP SHRIMP TACOS IN ADVANCE?
Yes. It’s easy to make the individual components in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until the tacos are ready to be served. Simply prepare the citrus slaw, pico de gallo, and chipotle mayo separately and store them in airtight containers. You can even toss the shrimp in the olive oil and seasonings, store it in the fridge, and heat just before serving.
WHAT ELSE COULD I ADD TO THIS TACO RECIPE?
- black beans
- sour cream
- grilled corn
- hot sauce
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH SHRIMP TACOS?
- Easy Guacamole
- Pineapple Margaritas
- Confetti Bean Dip
- Mexican rice
- Jalapeno Popper Corn Muffins
AND…IF YOU LOVE TACOS, YOU MIGHT ENJOY THESE RECIPES!
These easy Shrimp Tacos are one of our go-to dinner recipes! They’re fresh, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make.
Whether you love tacos or shrimp or (better yet) both…you’re sure to enjoy the delicious flavors in this recipe!
- 1 lb. shrimp (I used pre-cooked)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/8 tsp. garlic salt
- 2 c. cole slaw mix
- 1/2 c. cilantro, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice
- 1/8 tsp. salt
Pico de Gallo
- 1 c. diced fresh tomatoes
- 1/3 c. diced onion
- 1/3 c. chopped cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeno, minced
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 c. mayo
- 1/2 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. adobo sauce
- 8 flour or corn tortillas
- Prepare citrus slaw by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss and set aside.
- Prepare pico de gallo by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss and set aside.
- Prepare chipotle mayo by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and mixing until creamy.
- Toss shrimp in olive oil and seasonings; heat over medium-high heat in a skillet until heated through.
- Heat tortillas in a small amount of olive oil on the stovetop.
- Assemble tacos as desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 692 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 127mg Sodium: 846mg Carbohydrates: 108g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 8g Protein: 27g