Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They’re easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad!

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Just because it’s cold, wet, cold, snowy, and cold out (did I mention it’s cold?!?!), it doesn’t mean we have to eat stew 24/7. In fact, let’s make a deal NOT to do that, okay? Let’s still eat pretty, fresh, and bright food and just pretend the weather matches the food we’re creating and consuming.

After I made these shrimp tacos, I became completely obsessed with the mango avocado salsa – so much so that I had to write an entire post about the salsa recipe alone! If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, make sure to hop over there and make it ASAP!

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I partnered with Old El Paso and Avocados From Mexico for this post, and they challenged me to make a game day recipe that was fresh, chic, and incorporated health and wellness. Normally, when you think of game day recipe you might think of fried food, creamy dips, and cheese everrrrything.

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Here’s the thing, you don’t have to consume all your calories in one game day snack. (Although, if you want to, go for it – no judgement.) Game day food can be fresh, bright, and satisfying without making you feel sick and lethargic. These shrimp tacos are exactly what you need to satisfy those cravings for something you can eat with your hands but they won’t leave you feeling like junk.

Tip: Wanna get outside? These shrimp tacos would be fantastic with grilled shrimp, too.

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Another great thing about these shrimp tacos is that you can do a lot of prep in advance of your friends and family arriving for game day. You can get the shrimp marinating (it cooks SO quickly!) and you can prep the salsa with everything except the avocados. Assembling the tacos will happen so quickly if you take those steps in advance.

If you’re wondering what would be a good side dish to serve with shrimp tacos, I have you covered! Here are some ideas:

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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For even more game day inspiration, make sure to check out the recipes Old El Paso and Avocados from Mexico have compiled on this site.

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Shrimp Tacos are a refreshing taste of the tropics thanks the zesty avocado, mango and pineapple salsa. They're easy to make and are a hit for any party or taco night. The extra salsa is amazing on chips or sprinkled on a salad! Get the quick and easy taco recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 28 medium to large shrimp (enough for 4 servings), peeled, deveined and thawed - see note
  • 8 Old El Paso Flour Tortilla Taco Boats (one 6.7oz package)
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • one batch mango avocado salsa

Instructions

  • In a medium-size bowl, mix together olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic powder. Toss shrimp in this mixture until all shrimp are coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for at least 20 minutes up to 24 minutes.
  • When ready to cook, heat a skillet or a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. If you don’t have a nonstick skillet, you may wish to add 1/2 - 1 tablespoon oil to the pan before adding shrimp. Remove shrimp from marinade and cook on the hot pan until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes, flipping once.
  • Place a small amount of red cabbage in the bottom of an Old El Paso Flour Tortilla Taco Boat. Top with shrimp and avocado salsa. Repeat about 8 times until all the shrimp has been used.

Notes

  • Extra salsa is great with chips!
  • These shrimp tacos would be great with a sprinkle of cotija cheese!
  • My shrimp were from a 16 oz package that had 21-30 shrimp per pound.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 tacos
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 389mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 3g Protein: 6g
RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietician. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

Verdict: I’ll be honest with you guys – I don’t love shrimp. I did try them though and the flavor is great! The guys installing our windows inhaled these, so I think they’re a win!
Husband’s take: Ben hasn’t been lucky enough to try these yet. Guys, he works insane hours. INSANE. Send your children’s principal a note of appreciation, because they sacrifice A LOT. At least Ben does.
Changes I would make: None are necessary at all! If you’re like me and shrimp isn’t your favorite, give these a try with diced chicken. It will take a little longer to cook than the shrimp does.
Difficulty: Easy!

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9 comments

  1. Rachel! Eating this as I type! Yummmm. Even my very picky husband loved it! The only thing I changed was the choice of taco. He likes crunchy and I’m doing Weight Watchers so I had corn tortillas. It would be fabulous even without a taco. He also had it with cheddar cheese and I had fat free cheddar. Delish! Can’t wait for the very small amount of leftovers tomorrow! 

    Rating: 5
  2. Oh my God, Rachel. Just made these for my wife and one-year-old daughter and we all thought they were freaking amazing. I make a lot recipes from recipe books, blogs, etc and very few have wowed me as much as this one. The juicy Cajun-esque shrimp pairs so well with the sweetness of the fruits.Oh by the way. We picked strawberries over the weekend and I used those instead of the pineapples. Recommended!Love your blog. We are a busy family that loves quick and tasty so this is perfect for us.Thanks again!- James

    Rating: 5
    • Your comment made my night last night! I’m so happy your family liked these tacos. I bet the strawberries were absolutely amazing in the salsa! Thank you for taking the time to come back and leave a comment!

  3. Eating these as we speak – my husband is RAVING about them! So good!!

    Rating: 5
  4. I do love shrimp tacos

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