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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa
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5 from 18 votes

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa

Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Lime Crema. These healthy shrimp tacos are bursting with bold flavor and fresh ingredients, and on the table in just 30 minutes.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4


  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowls


  • 1 lb. medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder (sub classic chil powder mixed with a pinch of cayenne powder)
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (sub plain whole-milk Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas, warmed

Avocado-Mango Salsa

  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 medium ripe mango, diced
  • 1 small (or 1/2 large) fresh jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime


  • Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel and place in a large bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil, shallots, chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and salt; mix to combine. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Avocado-Mango Salsa by combining mango, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, and the zest and juice of 1 lime; stir to combine. Season with a pinch of salt. 
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Once hot, add shrimp mixture and arrange in a single layer. Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until the shrimp is no longer opaque. Transfer to a clean bowl or plate. Remove tails.
  • Prepare Lime Crema by combining sour cream, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl; mix to combine.
    Spread a light layer of crema on each tortilla, followed by the chipotle shrimp. Spoon salsa overtop, and finish with extra crema and cilantro, if desired. 


  • To Store. Refrigerate leftover shrimp in an airtight storage container for up to 2 days. Refrigerate leftover crema and salsa separately in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days. 
  • To Reheat. Gently rewarm leftover shrimp in a skillet or the microwave. Rewarm tortillas fresh each time.


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 910mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g