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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Cilantro Cream Sauce

Super tasty spicy shrimp taco recipe with zesty Cilantro Cream Sauce and delicious Avocado Salsa. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Shrimp, Tacos
Servings: 5 Tacos
Calories: 329kcal


  • 20 medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder optional
  • 1/2 lime optional
  • 5 6in flour tortillas
  • 2-3 tbsp avocado salsa
  • 2 tbsp cilantro sauce


Prepare Shrimp

  • Mix together olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili and onion powder and salt. 
  • Add shrimp and mix to coat completely. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for for at least 10 minutes (You can make a day in advance and let it sit overnight).
  • Heat a skillet on high for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the olive oil 
  • Add Shrimp.
  • Cook shrimp in a skillet on medium-high heat until pink and cooked through. Should be about 5 minutes. Do NOT overcook.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Squeeze lime over shrimp and serve.

Make the Taco

  • Heat the tortillas to taste.  They can be heated in a pan or a microwave.  For something a little more distinct stick them in the broiler or outdoor grill for a couple of minutes to char the ends.
  • Add the avocado salsa to the bottom of the tortilla. 
  • Place 4 shrimp on top of the salsa.
  • Spread the cilantro sauce across the shrimp
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1539mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 3.7mg