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Spicy Shrimp Tacos

Clean, delicious, and so amazingly simple to prepare, life is better with these spicy shrimp tacos.  Wrap them up in homemade corn tortillas, and top with fresh pico de gallo and a creamy avocado cilantro lime crema. 

Categories Clean Eating, Dinner, gluten free, Taco
Difficulty Easy
Keyword shrimp taco recipe, shrimp tacos, shrimp tacos recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 219 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion
  • 6-8 corn tortillas


  1. To cook the shrimp, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  2. Add the large, peeled and deveined shrimp to the hot oil.
  3. To season the shrimp, add garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, sea salt, and granulated onion to the pan and stir to evenly cover the shrimp with the seasoning. (This seasoning mix will leave the shrimp decently spicy so if you want less heat, remove the cayenne or add more cayenne to add more heat.)
  4. Cook the shrimp, stirring frequently, until the shrimp is golden on the outside and no longer transparent on the inside.
  5. Lay a corn tortilla flat on a clean surface.
  6. Pile several shrimp onto the center of the tortilla, followed by the pico de gallo, and then drizzle with my avocado cilantro sauce over the top.

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional information and prep/cook times do not include pico de gallo or avocado cilantro lime sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.8g6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Cholesterol 95.3mg32%
Sodium 763.8mg32%
Carbohydrates 12.2g4%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 11.8g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.