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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

These spicy shrimp tacos are super easy to throw together and are full of flavor. Deliciously spiced shrimp combined with a yummy avocado cream sauce will have your taste buds signing.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 20-25 small to medium size shrimp deveined, no tails

Seasoning For Shrimp

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 /4 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • salt, pepper to taste

Taco Toppings

  • Pineapple Pico de Gallo store bought or homemade
  • Quick Pickled Purple Cabbage


  1. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.

  2. Mix all spices together in a small bowl until well combined.

  3. Season shrimp generously with seasoning for spicy shrimp and set aside.

  4. Mix all ingredients for avocado sauce in a food processor and process until smooth. If you would like to thin out the sauce add a bit more lime or a splash of water.

  5. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a skillet and set to medium heat.

  6. Once skillet is hot, add shrimp and cook each side for about 2 minutes or until they are cooked through and set aside.

  7. Warm tortillas on skillet and assemble shrimp and your favorite taco toppings. Add avocado cream sauce on top and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Quick purple cabbage recipe can be found here and Pineapple pico de gallo recipe can be found here. Both recipes available on homepage or you can search the site. Enjoy!