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Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

These easy chipotle shrimp and fresh avocado salsa tacos are full of flavor and perfect for a quick weeknight meal! Plus these tacos are ready in 15 minutes!
Course Entree
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword avocado recipes, healthy taco recipes, shrimp tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 450kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle powder
  • 2 tbsp avocado or olive oil, divided
  • Juice of one lime
  • 8 white soft corn tortillas, warmed

Avocado Salsa

  • 1 ripe medium avocado, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ medium red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ c fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Add the shrimp, garlic, chili powder, 1 T oil and lime juice to a bowl. Set aside while preparing the avocado salsa.
  • In a medium bowl, gently toss all ingredients for the avocado salsa together. Set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp. Cook until the shrimp just turn opaque (about 2 minutes on each side).
  • Assemble the tacos by adding the shrimp to the corn tortillas. Top with the avocado salsa and serve.

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Notes

Tips for success

  • Don't crowd the skillet when cooking the shrimp. Leaving plenty of space in the pan will help the shrimp to get a nice sear. That means more flavor!
  • Make the avocado salsa just before serving. Though a little brown avocado (due to air exposure) isn't the end of the world and won't affect the flavor, keep the bright beautiful color by serving it quickly.
  • Char the tortillas. If you have a gas range, carefully blister the tortillas right over the flame or use a hot cast-iron (no oil) to heat the tortillas until they puff and char just a little. Again. Flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 5mg