Easy Salsa-Shrimp Tacos at Home


 Salsa-Shrimp Tacos are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a Mexican-inspired meal. This recipe features succulent shrimp that are seasoned with spices and cooked until they are tender and flavorful. The shrimp are then paired with a vibrant and zesty salsa made with fresh tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

Easy Salsa-Shrimp Tacos at Home

How To Make:

To make the Salsa-Shrimp Tacos, start by seasoning the shrimp with a blend of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Sauté the shrimp in a pan until they are cooked through and set them aside. In the same pan, cook onions until they are soft, and then add diced tomatoes, jalapeños, and cilantro to make the salsa. Serve the shrimp and salsa on warm tortillas, and top with your favorite taco toppings such as avocado, shredded lettuce, or sour cream.

This recipe is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, as shrimp is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Plus, the salsa is made with fresh ingredients, which provide essential vitamins and minerals.

Tips and Variations:


Use fresh ingredients: Fresh ingredients will make a huge difference in the flavor of your salsa-shrimp tacos. Make sure to use fresh shrimp, ripe tomatoes, and fresh cilantro.

Cook the shrimp properly: Overcooked shrimp can become rubbery and tough. Make sure to cook your shrimp just until they turn pink and are no longer translucent.

Season generously: Shrimp can be quite mild in flavor, so make sure to season them well with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like.

Choose the right tortillas: Corn tortillas are traditional for tacos, but you can also use flour tortillas if you prefer. Make sure to heat them up before serving.


Easy Salsa-Shrimp Tacos at Home

Spicy salsa-shrimp tacos: Add some heat to your salsa-shrimp tacos by using a spicy salsa or adding some jalapeño peppers to your salsa. You can also sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your shrimp for extra heat.

Avocado salsa-shrimp tacos: Make a creamy avocado salsa by blending avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor. Top your shrimp tacos with this delicious salsa.

Mango salsa-shrimp tacos: For a sweet and tangy twist on salsa-shrimp tacos, make a mango salsa by combining diced mango, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper.

Cabbage slaw salsa-shrimp tacos: Make a refreshing cabbage slaw by combining shredded cabbage, carrots, and radishes with a lime dressing. Top your shrimp tacos with this slaw for added crunch and flavor.

Pineapple salsa-shrimp tacos: Add a tropical twist to your salsa-shrimp tacos by making a pineapple salsa. Combine diced pineapple, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño pepper for a sweet and spicy salsa.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salsa (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8-10 small corn tortillas
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Easy Salsa-Shrimp Tacos at Home


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic to the skillet, and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.

Add shrimp to the skillet, and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side or until they turn pink and start to curl.

Pour salsa into the skillet, and stir to combine with the shrimp. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the salsa is heated through.

Stir in chopped cilantro, and remove the skillet from the heat.

Heat tortillas on a griddle or in the microwave until warm and soft.

Spoon the shrimp and salsa mixture onto the warm tortillas, and serve with lime wedges.

Enjoy your delicious Salsa-Shrimp Tacos!

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