Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa


This shrimp taco recipe makes a delicious and fun meal! The salsa makes it very refreshing with a spicy kick. It is a great summertime meal. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


Avocado Tomatillo Salsa:

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced

  • ½ white onion, chopped

  • 4 fresh tomatillos, husks removed

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt


  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded cabbage

  • 2 limes


  1. Place avocado, onion, tomatillos, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, garlic, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until small chunks remain.

  2. Fill resealable plastic bag with shrimp, chili powder, and salt; shake to coat.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Divide salsa, shrimp, and cabbage evenly to fill tortillas. Squeeze lime juice onto each taco.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1136mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 442mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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