Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are made with lots of fresh ingredients and Blackened Cajun Shrimp take it to the next level with flavor! These are healthy and delicious tacos that you must try!
I love any type of tacos… They are all so delicious and there are so many different ones to try. Check out some of my favorites like these Carne Asada Tacos, these Exquisite Best Ever Birria Tacos, or these Beef Brisket Tacos!
I made these last night and they are GREAT! Cajun shrimp and fresh sauce were a great balance. Five stars from the family and today we use leftover sauces!
Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos Recipe
This recipe starts with this Blackened Cajun Shrimp. I love cajun seasoning because it has a lot of spices combined into one for a kick. It was perfect for seasoning shrimp and makes a nice seasoned crispy edge. The flavor and texture of the prawns are perfect! But then, cover it with a delicious avocado sauce and wrap it in a crispy tortilla… it’s a perfect combination!
When I thought about what to put inside these Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos, I knew there had to be an avocado sauce. I LOVE avocado salsa and could literally eat it with a spoon. Fresh avocados, tomatoes, red onion, black beans and corn with a touch of fresh lime. This really took these tacos to the next level!
Ingredients in Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos
These tacos are so simple and easy! I love using avocado salsa because I don’t have to make individual toppings. Just add it and all the flavors are right there in one place, ready to go! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.
- jumbo shrimp: You can use frozen shrimp in this recipe! You can buy it peeled and dewormed, which makes it that simple! You can also remove the queues if you wish.
- Cajun seasoning: You can buy it at the store or easily make it at home with this recipe of mine!
- Olive oil: The olive oil helps the seasonings adhere to the shrimp.
- feta cheese: You don’t have to use it, but I love to sprinkle it with feta for extra topping.
- Flour tortillas: You can buy them at the store or make them at home with this recipe. You can also use corn tortillas if you prefer!
- Roma tomatoes: You can cut them into cubes of the size you prefer.
- Yellow corn: I used a can of corn in this recipe, but you can also pop corn fresh off the cob or use thawed frozen corn.
- Black beans: After opening the black beans, rinse and drain them before adding them to the sauce.
- Red onion: I like to use red onion because it is the best onion to eat raw.
- AvocadoDirections: Cut into cubes and add to the sauce just before serving so they don’t brown.
- Cilantro: The cilantro adds such a delicious flavor to complement the sauce.
- LimeLime: You can simply squeeze fresh lime or use bottled lime juice. Fresh will always bring a brighter flavor.
- Salt and pepper: These will bring out all the flavors of this sauce that goes with these Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos.
How to Make Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos
If you thought the ingredient list was easy, wait until you see how easy it is to make them! Just 3 steps and you’ll be well on your way to deliciously flavorful tacos and you won’t be able to stop at just one!
- Stir and cook the shrimp.: Add shrimp and cajun seasoning to a medium bowl.. Mix until covered. Add the olive oil and shrimp over medium-high heat in a medium skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.
- make the avocado sauce: Add the tomatoes, corn, black beans, red onion, avocado, and cilantro to a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Combine: Assemble the tacos by dividing the avocado sauce and decorate with the shrimp. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve immediately.
These Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos are simple and can be easily modified to suit your needs! Here are some ideas on how to make them different every time!
- Seasoning: Cajun dressing is unbelievably delicious, but have you tried my blackened dressing? It’s similar but different enough (it’s a little less spicy) that you may want to use it in at least half of the tacos so you have a slight variation in flavor.
- Condiments: If avocado salsa isn’t your thing, then there are other ways to add lots of flavor! Try using chopped purple cabbage with a little feta, cilantro, and lime!
How to Store Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos
These shrimp tacos can be stored as leftovers as long as you store all the ingredients separately! They will be soggy the next day if you keep them all together.
- In the fridge: Place unused Shrimp Avocado Salsa in separate airtight containers and refrigerate. It will last about two days.
- To reheat the shrimp: You can cook them on the stovetop with about a teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat for about 1-2 minutes until heated through.
More Delicious Shrimp Recipes
If you are a lover of shrimp recipes, then I have you covered! You really can add shrimp to anything and it adds such great flavor and texture you can’t go wrong. Try more of these recipes… The hardest part will be choosing your favorite!
In a medium bowl, add the shrimp and Cajun seasoning. Mix until covered. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and shrimp. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.
To make the avocado sauce: Add the tomatoes, corn, black beans, red onion, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro to a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
Beat the tacos dividing the avocado sauce and decorate with the shrimp. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and serve immediately.
Calories415kcal (21%) Carbohydrates29g (10%) Protein21g (42%) Fat26g (40%) Saturated Fat4g (20%) Polyunsaturated Fat4g Monounsaturated Fat16gTrans Fat0.01gCholesterol143mg (48%) Sodium875mg (36%) 24% Fiber830mg9 (36%) Potassium830mg (36%) ) Sugar4g (4%) Vitamin A1668IU (33%) Vitamin C18mg (22%) Calcium130mg (13%) Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.
main course dinner
american cuisine, mexican
Keyword Avocado Salsa, Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos, Cajun Shrimp