Grilled Shrimp Tacos

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Satisfy your cravings for tacos and seafood at the same time!

These gorgeous grilled shrimp tacos are sure to impress you and all of your guests!

If you want to add excitement back into dinnertime, our mouthwatering grilled shrimp tacos are just the ticket! These perfectly-seasoned shrimp are combined with fresh veggies and filling black beans to create a flavor party for your taste buds!

Better yet, this crave-worthy recipe is ridiculously easy to make, but it’s a restaurant-quality dish. That will have your family super impressed with your cooking skills! They don’t have to know how easy it was; it can be our little secret.

If the savory flavors and ease of preparing these tasty shrimp tacos aren’t enough to make you want to try them, maybe the fact that they’re good for you will be! No doubt, this recipe is a must-try

Easy Grilled Shrimp Tacos in 15 Minutes!

Vibrant colors and delicious flavors make these shrimp tacos the perfect Spring or Summer recipe!

The very first thing I like to do when making this recipe is to prepare the toppings. That way, I can serve the tacos while the shrimp and tortillas are still warm! Shred the lettuce, dice the tomatoes and red onion, slice a jalapeno, and set them aside. If you want to prep way ahead of time, store them in the fridge! This recipe also calls for sliced avocado, but it’s best to do that right before you begin plating to keep the slices from oxidizing and turning an unappealing brown color.

Before you prepare the shrimp, preheat the grill to medium heat. If you didn’t purchase peeled and deveined shrimp, you’ll want to do that now. Remember to discard the tails, too. Once finished, add the shrimp, olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl and toss until the shrimp are evenly coated. 

Add a little bit of oil to the grill grate to keep the shrimp from sticking. Then, place the shrimp on the grill and cook them for about three minutes, or until opaque. Remove them from the grill and set them to the side. 

Meanwhile, heat a few corn tortillas and the black beans in the microwave or on the stovetop. Once warm, you can begin plating! Layer some shrimp, black beans, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapeno, and freshly sliced avocado onto each tortilla. Squeeze a little bit of lime juice on each taco and top with fresh cilantro! 

Want to Broil Your Shrimp Instead?

These fresh tacos will satisfy your cravings for seafood and Tex-Mex!

No access to a grill? No problem! The broiler in your oven will work just fine. All you have to do is set the baking rack about five inches below the heating unit and preheat your broiler. Then, place your seasoned shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet and slide them into the oven. You’ll only need to broil the shrimp for about two minutes, so be sure to keep a close eye on them as they’ll cook very quickly!

The Perfect Additions to Shrimp Tacos

Our grilled shrimp tacos are loaded with incredible flavors.

These delicious, juicy grilled shrimp tacos are fantastic and filling all on their own. That said, there’s always room for a tasty side dish or two to go along with your main course, right? Right! We have plenty of options that will complement them beautifully, but these are a few favorites:

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos

A perfect quick and healthy summer meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 2 tacos
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Author Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN


  • 1 lb shrimp detailed and deviened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas 6 inch
  • 15 ounce canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 1 tomato large, diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 lime for juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped (optional)


  • Preheat grill to medium heat
  • Toss shrimp with olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper
  • Lightly oil a grill grate and cook shrimp for about 3 minutes or until opaque
  • Warm corn tortillas and black beans in the microwave or on the stove
  • On each tortilla, layer shrimp, black beans, lettuce, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, and avocado
  • Top with lime juice and cilantro

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1212mg | Potassium: 1010mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 6mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 13
Keywords dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Seafood

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Kelsey Butler, MS, RDN

Kelsey Butler is a Registered Dietitian and recipe developer. From a young age, Kelsey found a love for creating delicious recipes. Now, with a Master's in Nutritional Sciences, Kelsey uses her culinary skills to create healthy and unique recipes for many different diets. She is passionate about creating a healthy relationship with all foods and recipes that everyone can enjoy. Kelsey has a passion for cooking, but she also enjoys the outdoors, staying active, and traveling. She is currently living with her partner in New Zealand.

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