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Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas

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!

Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Shawarma Tacos

Beef Shawarma Tacos

Musakhan tacos

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5 from 9 votes

Shrimp Fajitas

This is one of my favorite shrimp recipes that is full of flavor yet low in calories!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner ideas, fajitas, Fufus Kitchen, shrimp fajitas, weeknight meals
Servings: 4
Author: Heifa

Ingredients

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

Guacamole

  • 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

Other Ingredients

  • Tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour Cream
  • Lime Wedges

Instructions

  • 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!
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made everything here and everything was beyond delicious! And very easy to make! The shrimp was so flavorful and the guac❤️LOVE your recipes!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m not lying when I say this , but I am on this website and Instagram daily ! I get all my ideas from here ! I chose this recipe for tonight’s dinner and it is quite delicious ! I made a simplified version without the pico de Gallo and it was very pleasant !

    1. 5 stars
      Finally made this! So easy and no regrets.. tasty and fresh! Love how all the flavours come together in the taco. Thanks, Heifa 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      I tried this recipe recently when we had some friends over and it was a hit! SO simple to follow and absolutely delicious. The instructions were so user friendly and clear. I can’t wait to make it again soon.

  3. 5 stars
    I love shrimp everything, especially shrimp fajitas. This recipe does not only taste amazing but it’s also super easy and simple to make. It’s one of those recipes you will remember to make again without going back to read it. Highly recommend it!

    Btw- I did not have taco seasoning so I used tandoori chicken seasoning (almost same ingredients as fajita seasoning btw) and it turned out perfect.

  4. 5 stars
    Recently found Fufu’s kitchen on Instagram and tried this recipe– but used chicken instead of shrimp. Amazing recipe! Flavor flavor flavor! So much flavor! Did not need salsa or any other toppings. The pico and guac were so easy and added so much to the fajitas. It is one of our new weekly go-tos for dinner.

  5. 5 stars
    Made these after a busy day at work and they were absolutely delicious and easy to make!! Thank you for this amazing recipe 😍😍

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