Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! Spicy shrimp topped with a salsa made from avocados, red onion, and cilantro and topped with cheese.These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Everyone assumes that Mexican food automatically means cheesy, greasy, calorie laden dishes.

And although that is true sometimes, it doesn’t have to be that way. Swimsuit season is almost here and some of us (ahem) have a few pounds to lose.

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and easy on the waistline.

Spicy shrimp snuggled in a tortilla with some fresh avocado, onion, and cilantro – yes!!

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comStart by making your avocado salsa. Look how fresh all of these ingredients look. You’ll want to let this chill in the fridge while you make the rest of the dish.These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The shrimp are pretty simple. A little olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, and garlic.

Thread them on wooden skewers so none of them fall through the grill grate.

Don’t worry. If you don’t have a grill you can cook them in a skillet on the stove…

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSince you’re already grilling, throw your Old El Paso tortillas on there to get them nice and warm. These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

What I love about shrimp dishes is that they’re literally done in just a couple of minutes. So fresh, healthy, and delicious!
These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Servings: 8 tacos
Ingredients
Avocado Salsa:
  • 2 ripe avocados , diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ jalapeno , seeded and diced finely
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 medium shrimp (about 1/2 lb), raw, peeled and deveined
  • Wooden skewers
Shrimp marinade:
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic , minced (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 8 (6-inch) Old El Paso flour tortillas
  • Toppings: chopped red cabbage , crumbled Cojita or feta cheese
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the avocado salsa and add salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine shrimp marinade ingredients. Add the shrimp and toss to combine. Let shrimp marinate while grill is heating. Don’t let it sit too long or the lime juice will start to cook the shrimp.
  4. Thread the shrimp on the wooden skewers. Grill 2-3 minutes per side or until shrimp are not opaque. You can also cook these on the stove in the skillet if you don't have a grill.
  5. Warm tortillas on the grill or in the microwave.
  6. Assemble tacos by placing some chopped cabbage and 3 warm shrimp in each taco with avocado salsa on top. Top with Cojita or feta cheese. Serve with lime slices.
Recipe Notes
Soak the wooden skewers in water ahead of time to prevent burning.

If you like corn tortillas you can use these here as well.

For even more spice add some red pepper flakes!

I was compensated by Old El Paso for this post but all opinions and thoughts are my own. 

These Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are light and refreshing! the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. Those look crazy delicious! Shrimp tacos are the best!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. Amazing! I really want to enjoy it

  3. If only the food that is in front of me now .. I will enjoy themselves: D

  4. These are MY kind of tacos!

  5. This looks delicious. I know I can eat it on Weight Watchers but need to track my nutrition (calories, sat fat, sugars and protein). I sure with this recipe included this information.

  6. The avocado salsa sounds amazing! Beautiful shots 🙂

  7. YUM! Shrimp Tacos are my favorite!

  8. Awesome Mikhail says:

    This recipe is delicious. Thank you.

  9. these look and sound AMAZING. saving this recipe for a yummy weeknight dinner! NOTHING better than shrimp tacos and avocado!! mmmm. 😀

  10. wow, thats looks delicious, make me hungry . i’ll try to make it 😀

  11. Tacos are awesome. Shrimps are delicious. That makes this recipe…..awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you..wow….I like it,…this is..very delicious…

  13. wooow… i think this is very crazy delicous taste 😀

  14. This was delicious!

  15. Hai christy
    I’m from Indonesian. Thanks for your recipe 🙂
    I ‘ll try to make it for my girl friend :3

  16. OMG, it’s so dellicious. Even, I want to eat the picture (If I can). Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  17. wau looks tasty tasty hemm…

  18. Made these Friday night for dinner; followed the recipe exactly (which I seldom do) and they were probably the best shrimp tacos I’ve had! Made the avocado chunky (vs guacamole style, mashed) and used feta cheese since I had no Cojita. Never in my life have I used feta on a fish or shrimp taco but it was just the right amount of saltiness so DON’T leave it off! Also used some extra cilantro leaves on top since my DH loves the stuff.

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  20. hmmmmmm, now i feel so hungry. can i make it at home?

  21. My tips is first you must eat, because this article make us hungry

  22. Best for the article, this can give a better reference for us all

  23. Thanks for your recipe
    I ‘ll try to make it for my girl friend :3

  24. Thank you! Good luck!

  25. thank you! loved this! took a previous suggestion and added a tomato

  26. i never eat taco in all my life, but it looks delicious. no wonder you call yourself the girl who ate everything christy

  27. wow, I think its very delicious.

  28. the girl who ate everything seems fit to yourself, now i want to eat grilled shrimp tacos avocado salsa because your post, christy

  29. These were just as delicious as they look!

  30. wow. very delicious. i like avocado

  31. finally i found it
    thank you for sharing

  32. My husband and I both think these are the best shrimp tacos we’ve ever had!

  33. I like tacos. may i will try to make it. so i can make it every day. thanks.

  34. Simply delicious, we used the seasoning we had available, lemon pepper and cilantro lime dry rub. We loved the avocado salsa. My husband ate five. Had to make him stop. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Made this tonight. They are delicious! Will definitely make them again.

  36. Delicious Food i have ever seen

  37. lets eat that food 😀

  38. thats sound delicious

  39. The instructions to easy to follow. lets cooking…

  40. do we have too add : Tablespoons olive oil?

  41. can i change water temperature : In a medium bowl?