Shrimp Tacos Recipe

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These shrimp tacos are perfect for a healthy dinner or great for using leftover shrimp for a light and healthy lunch!

These shrimp tacos are perfect for a healthy dinner or for using leftover shrimp for a light and healthy lunch!

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I despise New Year’s resolutions. I swear I always make one and then fall off the wagon a few weeks later. Over the course of the year, I put on at least 10 pounds. I blame overeating and just being unhealthy. Back in September a friend invited me to try spinning. I hadn’t worked out in months and was nervous. The class was right after dropping my kids off at school though so I couldn’t say no and I signed up. Needless to say, I was hurting for the next week. Literally. I could barely walk. I forced myself to go again a few days later, started taking a few extra classes other days like Zumba and step and never looked back. I was hooked.

Eating healthy came hand in hand with working out. Yes, I totally indulge in chips and dip (dips are my favorite thing ever) but when I started working out and didn’t ‘diet’ I just tried eating better and everything in moderation, it fell together. Yes, I still eat Wendy’s. I could never stop eating junk altogether but I have started eating much better overall and even my husband who works out jumped on the less red meat and more seafood train.

I love that these shrimp tacos are healthy, taste great and also uses our Fresh Homemade Salsa.

Shrimp Taco Recipe

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe

These shrimp tacos are perfect for a healthy dinner or great for using leftover shrimp for a light and healthy lunch!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz raw jumbo shrimp, deveined
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. fajita seasoning
  • homemade salsa for topping
  • corn tortillas
  • shredded lettuce
  • salt & pepper to taste

Fajita seasoning

  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • *Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container such as a mason jar.

Avocado Ranch Dressing

  • 1 Avocado, mashed
  • 1/4 C. of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 C. sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • pinch of dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • *Combine all ingredients in a 16 oz mason jar and shake to combine.

Instructions

  • Heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add in the fresh shrimp and sprinkle liberally with fajita seasoning. We love spice so we like to add a lot. Salt & pepper the shrimp to taste.
  • Cook the shrimp until pink on one side (5-6 minutes) and then saute the other side until pink.
  • While the shrimp are cooking, I like to warm up the corn tortillas in a separate pan on both sides until soft.
  • Remove the tortilla's and cooked shrimp from heat.
  • Add lettuce, cooked shrimp, homemade salsa and homemade avocado ranch to each taco.
  • Serve warm.

  • You will also want to make our:

    Oven Baked Chicken
    Strawberry Spinach Salad
    Zucchini Pizza

    These shrimp tacos are perfect for a healthy dinner or great for using leftover shrimp for a light and healthy lunch!

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