As a Southerner, I have a small obsession with frying food. However, as a mom who needs to get a little healthier, I’m trying to make small swaps like sautéing food instead of frying it. If you like shrimp and you like taco salad, then you are sure to love this spicy shrimp taco salad recipe.
Try a new spin on Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo
Taco Tuesday is my favorite day of the week. I love it for so many reasons, mostly because there are endless options for options for meal ideas. My favorite way to enjoy Taco Tuesday is to lighten it up by serving a taco salad.
Who says you have to serve tacos on Taco Tuesday?
Sure, you may think of tacos when you think of taco Tuesday, but a taco salad is a great way to change it up while providing a healthier option.
By swapping shrimp for the taco meat, you’ve got an even better dish! I also like to swap in guacamole and Greek yogurt for sour cream. All together, the dish becomes a much healthier version of a taco salad.
Spicy Shrimp Taco Salad Recipe
If you’ve been following me for long, you know that I’m all about quick and easy recipes that won’t break your budget. Basically, I’m always aiming to create unicorn recipes. You know, the ones that are absolutely delicious, quick and easy plus ones that kids love, and are budget friendly.
I know I’m asking for a lot from my recipes. I have to admit that I fail at this 99% of the time but every now and then I stumble upon a dish that is so perfect that I can’t wait to share with my readers. This recipe for shrimp taco salad is one of those. Y’all, it’s almost too easy that I’m ashamed to call it a recipe.
It’s simple, just toss 1/2 a pound of peeled white shrimp in spicy taco mix.
Add enough oil to cover your pan, but not make a pool of oil.
Then sauté on medium high heat for about 3 minutes on each side of the shrimp.
Serve over salad with guacamole, tomatoes, red onions, and a creamy chipotle Ranch dressing. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
This taco salad recipe really couldn’t be any easier!
Spicy Shrimp Taco Salad
A new lightened up version of taco salad with spicy shrimp.
- 1/2 pound peeled white shrimp
- 2-3 tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
- 1 packet spicy taco mix
Heat Mazola Corn Oil in a pan over medium high heat. Toss shrimp in the taco mix. Sauté for about 6 minutes, tossing halfway.
Serve over lettuce instead of chips, guacamole, tomatoes, and red onion. Complete with chipotle ranch dressing and Greek yogurt for a healthier twist on sour cream.
Check out these similar recipes
- Authentic Baja Guacamole Recipe
- Easy Pico de Gallo Recipe
- Pork Carnitas Tostadas Recipe
- Best Cinco de Mayo Desserts
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