Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa & Sour Cream Cilantro Sauce

Micah B.: "This was easy and delicious!!! Thank you!!!" Read More


  • shrimp (Spicy)
  • 20 medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • lime (squeeze of, optional)
  • salsa (Avocado)
  • 1 tomato (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 avocado (peeled, seeded and cut into chunks)
  • 1 jalapeno (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from half a lime)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (loosely packed fresh, coarsely chopped)
  • 6 flour tortillas (small, corn tortillas can also be used)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (finely)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
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NutritionView more



Calories640Calories from Fat310
Total Fat34g52%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat310
Total Carbohydrate63g21%
Dietary Fiber10g40%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Micah B. 15 Jul
This was easy and delicious!!! Thank you!!!
Drew 16 Jun
It turned out very good. I’m actually impressed and will make it again
Sonjaglass 21 May
excellent ..would definitely do again
Stephen Y. 13 May
Amazingly tangly and light enough to not feel like a tubbo!
The marinade is delicious, so simple, and great on other white fish! I add a layer of raw broccoli-slaw (or coleslaw) to add a little extra crunch to the tacos (and to sneak in some more veggies).
These tacos were AMAZING! Loved loved loved them!
Brianna 22 Apr
Not spicy enough idk if he jalapeño we had was too mild but definitely would up the spice next time
My whole family LOVED this recipe!
Fida H. 12 Apr
woooooo. i like it. easy to make. in short time
Heather 12 Apr
I would make this recipe again!
Antonelli 22 Mar
These were amazing!!!
Amazing! Super easy!
Emily E. 20 Mar
so easy and full of flavor definitely will make again
Jen 15 Mar
So Delicious! Can’t wait to make it again:)
Starbrina 7 Mar
The tacos were Awesome. My family really enjoyed this meal.
Linda M. 7 Mar
Okay, not really spicy...but good. Followed the recipe....used corn tortillas because they were on hand...really liked the salsa.
It was really easy to make!! And my family loved it!!! It was not spicy at all I spiced it up with cayenne pepper and a dash of Franks Red Hot sauce. I think I will NOT grill the flour tortillas it got hard and then flakes and it just fell apart.
It was super easy and delicious!
Janine Knox 5 Dec 2017
Great! This is now in my rotation of recipes it’s quick and easy to make
Babs 18 Nov 2017
Love this recipe! So easy and full of flavor.
Krista L. 14 Aug 2017
One of my new favs! Does not disappoint and tastes wonderfully fresh!
Natalie W. 6 Jul 2017
Delicious! This is my favorite shrimp taco recipe to make by far
Veronica Vega 28 Jun 2017
Quick and delicious!!
Stephen 24 Jun 2017
It was good, made this for 4 adults and 2 kids, so I tripled everything. I used medium shrimp and next time I'll use large or even extra large, shrimp got real small after it cooked.
Shelly 21 Jun 2017
This was amazing! I added red onion and a small amount of red and orange bell pepper, and cilantro basically everywhere. Ha. The avocado salsa was amazing. I could picture making this also with snapper or other types of fish, and experimenting with different types of tortillas. Maybe adding different cheeses and/or pickled onion or beets like the local street taco restaurant does. You could also experiment a bit with the sour cream sauce. Yummy!
Cristina Candelo 9 Jun 2017
This is a must have!!! Simply delicious!
D 8 Jun 2017
the best thing about the recipe is how quick and easy it is. I marinated the shrimp for about 7 hours. I will make double the marinade next time bc the amount in the recipe didnt really "drench" the shrimp, and i will leave out the cilantro. I also substituted pre cut avacodo chunks and a fresh salsa out of the produce section. This was a great option for a busy weekday!
Neelam B. 6 Jun 2017
The tacos were delicious and super easy to make. My family liked them so much, we are having them two nights I a row!
Karen 2 Jun 2017
Turned out really delicious I even shared it with my sister her and I are both very health-conscious and we both love this recipe thank you for putting a smile on her face
Shay Bell Hubbard 27 May 2017
Loved it!! Creamy salsa!