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

. . .And that time is now.

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!

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp and Avocado Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Julia


  • 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


  1. Prepare the pineapple salsa according to directions and set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a cat iron skillet, pour enough oil to generously coat the surface (about 2 to 3 tablespoons), and heat to medium-high.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove shrimp from heat and set aside.
  5. Wrap corn tortillas in foil and heat in the oven or wrap in a paper towel and microwave until hot.
  6. Add desired amount of shrimp, avocado, and pineapple salsa to each tortilla and serve with rice and beans.

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  1. Julie

    Yes on everything!! Ugh. I want these so much! I even want the beach, knowing that I would fry like this shrimp and my hair would be a tangled mess. Enjoy and take care. xoxo

  2. Allison

    Have the best time ever on vacation! I hope your time if filled with delicious tacos and bike rides and everything tropical! Yes, I would love to see photos when you get back -always like a good travel post 🙂 Happy summer!

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    OMG! SO JEALY! I LOVE THE DR….but you so deserve it girl, you work DANG hard! I hope you have the amazingest of amazing times!
    And these tacos? GIMME YOUR TACOS.
    like tots…but not really.
    I am swooning of the close up shrimpy shot! GAH. Pinned!

  4. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    Leftover pineapple salsa is always a good thing.

    And YES. We want to see pictures!! You better be overloading my IG feed with Dominican loveliness and then also give me more on here when you get back, mmkay?

    I hope you have a wonderful time! You deserve to kick back and relax after all your hard work.

  5. Stephie @ EYHO

    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.

  6. Joanne

    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!

    1. Julia Post author

      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 🙂

  7. Francesca

    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!


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