These shrimp fajitas are so amazing that you would never think that they are good for you too! Every element of this fajita is jam packed with flavor. From the perfectly cooked shrimp to the zesty guacamole and refreshing pico de gallo; it is a home run. Ever since coming back from visiting my family over winter break, I have been trying to add healthier meals into my diet. More so to balance all the rice and bread I ate while at my parents house!
When I came back and went grocery shopping, I spotted some beautiful fresh shrimp. Then it hit me! I am going to make some shrimp fajitas for dinner. I am so happy that I did; it has been a while and it definitely hit the spot. Not only was this meal low in calories and carbs but full of flavor and nutrition. You will feel good eating this!
What is awesome about fajitas or even tacos is that you can really do whatever toppings you like. There is no rule! But with seafood, I find refreshing elements to be more complimentary like pico de gallo and guacamole. It keeps it light and allows you to taste all the components. Now if you want some other taco and fajita recipes then check the links below! My personal favorite is chicken and shrimp fajitas!
Shrimp & Sauteed Veggies
- 1 lb Large Raw Shrimp deveined, no tail
- 2 tbsp Taco seasoning
- 1 Large onion thinly sliced
- 1 Bell pepper thinly sliced
- 2 Garlic cloves chopped
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 Avocado ripe
- Handful of fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 1/4 Red onion finely chopped
- 1/2 Lime's juice
- 1 tbsp Jalapeno deseeded, finely diced
- 1 Garlic clove minced
- Salt to taste
Pico De Gallo
- 1 Tomato diced finely
- 1/4 Red onion diced finely
- Handful of Cilantro chopped finely
- 2 tbsp Jalapeno diced finely
- 1/2 Lime's Juice
- Salt to taste
- Shredded lettuce
- Sour Cream
- Lime Wedges
- First, season the shrimp with the 2 tbsp of taco seasoning. Stir together and set aside.
- Secondly, in a pan add the oil and veggies. Season with salt and pepper and then sautee for about 10-15 minutes until caramelized and tender. Set aside once done.
- In the meantime, make the guacamole and pico de gallo.
- To make the guacamole, with a mortor and pestle crush together the jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice along with some salt. To that, add the diced onions and cilantro then mix. Lastly, add in the avocado and mash everything together. Season with more salt or lime juice if needed.
- To make the pico de gallo, add all the diced ingrdients together in a bowl and season with salt and lime juice.
- Lastly, in the same pan the veggies were cooked in; add a tad of oil and cook the shrimp for 2 minutes on each side until pink.
- To assemble, add a smear of sour cream to a charred tortilla and then top that off with the onion pepper mixture then some shrimp. Garnish with pico, lettuce, and guacamole. Enjoy with a squeeze of lime!