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Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

There comes a time when you need to bury your face in a shrimp and avocado taco with pineapple salsa. . .

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Something about these tacos makes me want to go to the Dominican Republic and lay on the sand with a cocktail in hand for a good 7 days.

Feel the breeze in my hair, the sun on my skin, and enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the shore.

The thought of living in a bikini top and sundresses, cruising around town on a bike, coming and going as I please, sounds like a slice of heaven.

The fresh, vibrant recipe makes me crave a little time away, if only for a week.

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

I had extra pineapple salsa from the Sprouted Quinoa Black Bean Burgers with Pineapple Salsa I showed you on Monday, so I used it as inspiration to make tacos. What to do with extra salsa…what to do with extra salsa… TACOS!

Shrimp tacos are probably one of my favorite taco varietals to make because they require so little preparation and cook time.

You can enjoy some sips of wine while taking your sweet time putting these together, because even at a snail’s pace, you won’t spend but a half an hour making them.

Yup, something about these definitely makes me want to go to spend some time on the beach. 

Is it the pineapple salsa? The crispy shrimp? The fact that they’re so bright and cheerful?

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

….Or is it because I’m actually going…to the beach… for reals?!

It’s true, I’m headed out of town, folks! I’m taking a week-long  vaycay in the DR before cookbook #2 pubs.

I have some posts scheduled, but I’ll be pretty quiet on the social sphere. Do you want to see pictures of my DR experience when I get back? You just let me know!

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Face-to-taco. You know the drill!

Also check out my Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos and my Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa.

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Light and fresh Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa will get you excited for dinner!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
7 Tacos


  • 2 tablespoons to 3 grapeseed oil
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt, pepper, chili powder
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Corn tortillas
  • Serve with rice and beans


  • Prepare the pineapple salsa according to directions and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • In a cat iron skillet, pour enough oil to generously coat the surface (about 2 to 3 tablespoons), and heat to medium-high.
  • Add the shrimp and sprinkle salt, pepper and chili powder over them. Allow them to cook until they begin to plump up and get crispy. Using tongs, flip the shrimp to the other side, sprinkle more salt, pepper, and chili powder, and cook until cooked through, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from heat and set aside.
  • Wrap corn tortillas in foil and heat in the oven or wrap in a paper towel and microwave until hot.
  • Add desired amount of shrimp, avocado, and pineapple salsa to each tortilla and serve with rice and beans.


Serving: 1Taco - Calories: 195kcal - Carbohydrates: 16g - Protein: 10g - Fat: 10g - Fiber: 4g - Sugar: 1g
Course: Lifestyle
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy tacos, fresh taco recipe, shrimp tacos, shrimp tacos with pineapple salsa
Servings: 7 Tacos
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Julia
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Monday 30th of June 2014

Ok so I'm only reading this now, and you're already back...but I think you had some vacation brain whilst whipping these up! (And I totally get why) Looks great!


Saturday 28th of June 2014

Um, YES I want to see photos! How else is a girl supposed to live vicariously through you?! I mean, REALLY. I love throwing all my leftovers into tacos, so these are an ideal taco situation right here!


Sunday 29th of June 2014

So glad you want to see pics of the adventure. I just got back to the U.S., so I'll need to do some photo editing and then throw a recap post together :)

dishing up the dirt

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

good for you lady!!! have a fantastic trip! XO

Stephie @ EYHO

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Shaaaa-RIMP tacos?!?!?! Whyyyyyhowwwwwhooooo did I not think of this? These are so happening this VERY WEEK. And I'll cry because I can't text you about it. The end.

Carol at Wild Goose Team

Friday 20th of June 2014

I am sooooooooo into avocados of late. What a numero uno good idea. The shrimps are nice and big too. Fruit salsa is an absolutely perfect choice for this dish.

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