Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

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Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos are a decadent and healthy way to have your favorite taco tuesday dinners. Shrimp are high in protein and cook in minutes. The mango and peach salsa is sweet and a little spicy and is a perfect accompaniment.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos are a decadent and healthy way to have your favorite taco tuesday dinners. Shrimp is high in protein and cooks in minutes. The mango and peach salsa is sweet and a little spicy and is a perfect accompaniment.

Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

This Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos are a really quick meal. You can do all the prep in advance and then have dinner on the table in mere minutes.

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What We Love About This Easy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

This tropical inspired salsa creates a summer like taco treat whenever you want it. It is so tempting you will have it in your menu rotation often.

  • 15 Minute Meal: After marinating it only takes a few minutes to cook the shrimp.
  • Easy Ingredients: Can use many premade and prepackaged ingredients to make this recipe a breeze.
  • Family Friendly: Seafood is always a hit, especially with this fun fruity salsa.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or dairy free.
Close up on Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos.

Ingredient Notes

  • Mango Salsa: These are the ingredients that you will need.
  • Mango: peeled and diced.
  • Fresh Peaches: peeled and diced, however canned will do the job as well.
  • Red Onion: diced.
  • Red Bell Peppers, diced.
  • Jalapeno:2 tbsp seeded and diced.
  • Lime: The juice of 1 lime and wedges to serve with the tacos.
  • Cilantro: 2 tablespoons finely chopped.
  • Garlic: 1 tablespoon of finely crushed garlic.
  • Shrimp: 1.5 pounds of fresh peeled and deveined shrimp.

For slaw

  • Coleslaw Mix: A Green Cabbage and Red Cabbage with carrot mix of your choice.
  • Red Pepper and Yellow Pepper: fine slices.
  • Greek yogurt or Mayo: Use one or the other or a combination of both.
  • Sugar
  • Vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Recipe for Shrimp Tacos

These are the basic steps for making shrimp tacos with slaw. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1:MAKE SALSA

First, combine all the ingredients for the salsa together in a small bowl and then cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

STEP 2: MARINADE

When salsa is ready, place 1 cup of the salsa in the blender and then puree until smooth. Pour mixture into a zip top bag and then add shrimp. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

STEP 3: CUT VEGETABLES AND ASSEMBLE SLAW

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine Greek yogurt or mayo, sugar, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Add coleslaw mix and thinly sliced peppers and stir to coat the coleslaw.

STEP 4: COOK SHRIMP

Next, remove shrimp from marinade and saute in 1 Tbsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until opaque. Serve immediately.

STEP 5: TACOS

Finally, assemble tacos with a few shrimp, coleslaw mix, and additional salsa, if desired.

Prep and Storage Tips for Mango Salsa Shrimp Tacos

HOW TO MAKE THIS SHRIMP MANGO TACO RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, a great make ahead recipe. The salsa can be made up to 5 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. The slaw can also be made in advance and stored in a bowl and wrapped tightly with plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

HOW TO STORE THIS MANGO SALSA SHRIMP TACOS RECIPE

Store the components in airtight containers in the refrigerator until ready to use.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The salsa and the shrimp can be frozen in the freezer for up to three months, thaw overnight in the fridge.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS SHRIMP TACOS RECIPE

When the ingredients have thawed, follow the instructions below to prepare.

Frequently Asked Questions about Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

There are some great ways to make this easy shrimp tacos recipe healthier, for example, skip the taco shell and make a salad instead. Also, you can use a gluten free taco shell. Use a fat free greek yogurt for the slaw is a good swap out too.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE PREMADE SALSA?

Indeed, if you do not have time to make your own, purchase your favorite at the store and use it.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, adjust the recipe below to your families needs

HOW TO PICK THE BEST SHRIMP?

Large shrimp are best for this recipe. Want to know how to pick the best shrimp? Check here.

Close up on a shrimp for the Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos.

Expert Tips for How to Make Shrimp Tacos Recipe

  • Grill: Really a great hack is to grill your shrimp on the outdoor grill or use a grill pan.
  • Add Spice: Want a little kick to your shrimp tacos? Try this Sriracha Slaw. Also, top with your favorite hot sauce.
  • Lime Crema: Mix sour cream, some lime juice and lime zest and a little cayenne pepper in a bowl and top your tacos with it.
  • Cheese: Top with a little cotija cheese or a nice mexican blend cheese.
  • Toppings: Top with fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber, avocados or any of your favorites.

What to Serve with Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

This recipe was originally contributed by Jade Jones of JonesinForTaste.com.

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Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Shrimp Mango Salsa Tacos are a decadent and healthy way to have your favorite taco tuesday dinners. Shrimp are high in protein and cook in minutes. The mango and peach salsa is sweet and a little spicy and is a perfect accompaniment.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Corn tortillas
  • Additional Peach and mango salsa, for tacos

For shrimp

  • 1 cup mango peach salsa, blended
  • 1.5 lbs shrimp

For slaw

  • 1 1/2 cups Coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or mayo
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Salsa

  • 1 cup mango, peeled and diced.
  • 1 cup fresh peaches , peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion , diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tbsp garlic, crushed

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients for the salsa in a small bowl or jar and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Blend 1 cup peach and mango salsa in a blender until no chunks remain. Add shrimp and blended salsa to a glass container or ziploc bag. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine Greek yogurt or mayo, sugar, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Add coleslaw mix and thinly sliced peppers and stir to coat the coleslaw.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade and saute in 1 Tbsp oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • Assemble tacos with a few shrimp, coleslaw mix, and additional salsa, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Grill: Really a great hack is to grill your shrimp on the outdoor grill or use a grill pan.
  • Add Spice: Want a little kick to your shrimp tacos? Try this Sriracha Slaw.
  • Lime Crema: Mix sour cream, some lime juice and lime zest and a little cayenne pepper in a bowl and top your tacos with it.
  • Cheese: Top with a little cotija cheese or a nice mexican blend cheese.
  • Toppings: Top with fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumber or any of your favorites.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1267IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mango salsa, shrimp, taco

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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