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California Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa

After trying fish tacos, I fell in love. I wanted to recreate them at home and though Why not use shrimp? It's an affordable healthy way to feed my seafood-loving family. —Kayla Peters, Cecilia, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
  • 16 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 8 taco shells, warmed


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another small bowl, combine guacamole and salad dressing.
  • In a large bowl, toss shrimp with chili powder and Cajun seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute shrimp until pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Place two shrimp in each taco shell. Top with 1/3 cup corn salsa; drizzle with 1 tablespoon guacamole mixture.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 342 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 1007mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein.
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  • Orbs
    Feb 26, 2021

    Delicious! I used corn tortillas; large pink shrimp; and added diced pears, peaches, and red cabbage. Thank you, Kayla, for sharing this recipe.

  • Laura
    Feb 27, 2017

    Absolutely wonderful! We will make these again!

  • karen421
    Jan 21, 2014

    Really, really good! Easy and very flavorful.

  • MsDianaSmyth
    Aug 14, 2013

    Not a keeper, but ok.

  • parksville
    Jun 19, 2013

    Really liked the corn salsa and guac. Didn't like the chili powder/cajun seasoning on the shrimp, but it could have been the brand of chili powder I used. Tried again using Old El Paso taco seasoning from a package and cooked the shrimp in 1 tbsp. canola oil. We really loved the tacos this way and will definitely make again! This recipe is so easy and the salsa and guac can be made ahead of time.

  • babyjimmie
    Feb 9, 2013

    This was awesome!!! Pleasantly surprised. I didn't use cilantro nor the chili powder as kids don't like spicy and hubby hates cilantro. It was delicious!!

  • Karen Dwoling
    Feb 8, 2013

    Loved it. I used this recipe for just veggie tacos when I ran out of shrimp.

  • linsvin
    Jan 18, 2013

    Would not change a thing. This recipe is delicious. Taste just like the shrimp tacos I order out for at half the price!

  • Laurie16
    Dec 31, 2012

    No comment left

  • dlgschultz
    Sep 27, 2012

    Great recipe, quick and easy