Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde make for an easy and healthy Mexican dinner! Pan seared shrimp topped with the most addictive salsa you’ll ever eat and all on the table in 30 minutes!
Remember last week when I used half of my two pound bag of shrimp from Costco to make that Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry? Well this week I used the other half and made these Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde and they were probably one of the best tacos I’ve ever made!
There really isn’t much to the shrimp portion of the taco, they’re just seasoned with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. They’re delicious of course, but the bulk of the flavor in these tacos comes from the avocado salsa verde.
This was my first time making salsa verde and I can’t believe I waited so long to make it myself. It seriously could not be any easier and the flavor was far superior than anything you get from a store bought jar. I use a jarred salsa verde with green chiles in it on my eggs every morning for breakfast and while I really love it, it’s not the cheapest salsa to buy. Making my own version ended up being about half the price and like I said, it was really easy.
Tomatillos (they look like little green tomatoes covered in a husk), jalapeño and red onion all get roasted in the oven until they’re soft, about 10 minutes. After they cool off just add them to a blender or food processor with half of an avocado, garlic powder, cilantro and fresh lime juice and purée until you have a mostly smooth salsa.
The flavor is a little tartness from the tomatillos and lime juice, heat from the jalapeño, plenty of fresh cilantro flavor and that rich creaminess from the avocado. It’s basically a salsa/guacamole combination that will have you wondering why you never combined the two before.
Once the salsa is ready the only thing to do is sauté the shrimp and if you’re like me and love a good char on your corn tortilla, hold them over stovetop gas burn until they turn black around the edges, it’s so good! Top the shrimp tacos with avocado salsa verde, red onions, more cilantro and more avocado for the perfect bite!