Easy Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos

Let’s make Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos for dinner tonight. Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Guacamole with shrimp pair so well, and they are both fast and easy to make.

Tacos de camarones con guacamole

It all starts with butter, garlic and shrimp. Who can resist that combination?

Add to that fresh, crunchy iceberg lettuce and creamy guacamole, and the whole combination elevates to a level greater than its already delicious parts. They are perfect anytime and work great during Lent.

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Guacamole in a glass bowl

What kind of shrimp do you need?

Raw fresh shrimp is always the best option. If you have the good fortune to live on or close to the coast, fish markets are an excellent place to get it.

You can also buy raw frozen shrimp. To save time, I recommend purchasing shrimp that is already cleaned, deveined, peeled with tails removed.

There are likely high-quality choices in the freezer aisle at your supermarket.

The third option is cooked shrimp, you will only need to adjust the cooking time.

three kind of shrimp on top of a rectangular plate

How much shrimp do you need per person for tacos?

The recommendation is 3-4 oz per person. Depending on the size of the shrimp it can be between 8-12 medium shrimp.

This recipe serves 3 tacos per person so each taco would have between 3-4 medium shrimp.

Flour or corn tortilla, what works best for shrimp tacos?

Our preference is regular size corn tortillas. However, if you only have flour tortillas at home you can use those too. The flavor and texture will be different but just as delicious.

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Easy Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos

It makes 12 tacos

Ingredients

Utensils

Process

Make the guacamole and place it in the fridge until ready to use.

Prepare the Shrimp

Wash and drain shrimp.

Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.

Add shrimp, sauté for 4 minutes, then flip and sauté for 4 minutes more or until pink and cooked.

Assemble the Tacos

Warm the tortillas. Take one tortilla, spread a layer of lettuce, a layer of shrimp, and top with guacamole. Repeat.

Serve with your salsa of choice and lime wedges.

shrimp tacos with guacamole

shrimp tacos with guacamole
5 from 8 votes

Easy Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. Guacamole with shrimp pair so well, and they are both fast and easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 149kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1/2 kg shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic finally chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 head of iceberg lettuce washed and chopped
  • Guacamole Try my traditional Mexican guacamole recipe
  • Salsa optional (try my avocado salsa, red salsa, or my mango salsa for a more tropical flavor)
  • Lime juice to taste

Instructions

  • Make the guacamole and place in the fridge until ready to use.

Prepare the Shrimp

  • Wash and drain shrimp.
  • In a large pan, heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Sauté garlic for one minute
  • Add shrimp, sauté for 4 minutes, then flip and saute for 4 minutes more or until pink and cooked.

Assemble the Tacos

  • Warm tortillas. Spread a layer of lettuce on the tortilla, a layer of shrimp, and top with guacamole.
  • Serve with your salsa of choice and lime wedges.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp and Guacamole Tacos
Amount per Serving
Calories
149
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
55
mg
18
%
Sodium
 
351
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
227
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
299
IU
6
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Fish & Seafood, Main Dishes, Tasty Tacos
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: how to make shrimp tacos
Author: Silvia Martinez

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Cathleen

5 stars
Can you believe that I have never had tacos until recently??? This is so perfect, I know that I am going to making these over and over again!!

Jacqueline Debono

5 stars
Shrimp and guacamole are so good together and really make for the most delicious tacos! Love this recipe!

Tammy

5 stars
You really can’t beat guac and shrimp tacos…simple yet refreshing and satisfying. So good any day of the week!

Lauren Michael Harris

5 stars
You had me at shrimp and guacamole AND tacos! These are such a great family-friendly dinner and so easy to make.

Katie Crenshaw

5 stars
These tacos were so easy to make and turned out fantastic!! I served them with homemade Mexican rice and corn salad. This is definitely a meal I will be making again!

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