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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Lightly spiced, quick-sauteed shrimp pairs perfectly with a vibrant, mango salsa with hints of lime, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro and then topped with a cool, creamy avocado lime sour cream.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Servings: 8
Calories: 239 kcal
  • 2.25 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined use shrimp size of choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Mango Salsa
  • 1 1/2 cup mango, diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno, minced with ribs and seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup red sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Avocado Lime Sour Cream
  • 1/2 avocado, removed from skin
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • tortillas of choice
  • 1 lime cut into wedges for squeezing
  • cilantro and/or jalapeno rings for garnish
  1. Stir the raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp together with 1 tablespoon olive oil, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, and black pepper. Let it sit on the counter while you prepare the salsa.  The salt for the shrimp is not added until it is being cooked in the skillet.

  2. After dicing mango salsa ingredients, stir together into a medium mixing bowl and set aside.  See photo above for how to cut a mango.

  3. Prepare the avocado lime sour cream using either an immersion blender, traditional blender, or finely mincing ingredients and stirring together until smooth.

  4. Preheat a large non-stick skillet or fry pan over a high heat.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to hot pan.

  6. Add the shrimp in a single layer. Salt the shrimp, and do not stir until the bottoms of the shrimp are no longer translucent, only one to two minutes.  See photo above.

  7. Stir/flip the shrimp and continue cooking just until the shrimp are no longer translucent, only 1-2 additional minutes.  Immediately remove from heat and preferably from the hot pan.

  8. Assemble tacos with shrimp, mango salsa, and avocado lime sour cream.

  9. Garnish with cilantro leaves, jalapeno slices, and/or avocado slices if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts do not include tortillas

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 328mg109%
Sodium 1298mg56%
Potassium 257mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 28.7mg35%
Calcium 209mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.