Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos


Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (16-20 count), peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons salt-free Cajun spice blend

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • ½ cup prepared pico de gallo


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Mash avocado with a fork in a small bowl. Add lime juice, garlic and salt and stir to combine.

  3. Pat shrimp dry. Toss the shrimp with Cajun seasoning in a medium bowl. Thread onto four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers. Grill, turning once, until the shrimp are just cooked through, about 4 minutes total.

  4. Serve the shrimp in tortillas, topped with the guacamole, lettuce, cilantro and pico de gallo.


Equipment: Four 10- to 12-inch metal skewers

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
9g Fat
30g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Vitamin A 492IU 10%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 55mcg 14%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 87mg 21%
Potassium 662mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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