Cajun Shrimp Tacos For One

Cajun Shrimp Tacos – this Louisiana inspired shrimp taco recipe features perfectly spiced shrimp topped with an easy to make, creamy avocado puree. Ready in less than 30 minutes!

Two flour tortillas filled with shrimp topped with avocado puree and cilantro surrounded by four lemons on a plate with a jar of avocado puree, cilantro, and limes in the background.

These Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Sauce For One are perfectly spiced with a fabulous blend of cajun seasonings.  

My husband, daughter and I recently returned from a quick weekend trip to Louisiana. We spent Easter weekend visiting my husband’s parents at his family’s farm. Although it’s not a “working farm” any longer, we still refer to it as “the farm”.

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Years ago, my husband’s family grew and sold hay and Christmas trees. Now, “the farm” is just a beautiful piece of property; a small farmhouse on about 100 acres that his parents would love to sell. We would love for them to sell it too, doing so would mean they would likely move to Houston and we would love having them here.

Every time we visit Louisiana, we always manage to eat plenty of seafood. Fresh Gulf seafood can be found everywhere and it’s hard to find a bad seafood meal when you visit the New Orleans area.

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Two flour tortillas filled with shrimp on a plate surrounded by four whole lemons

These shrimp tacos are totally reminiscent of the seafood dinners we enjoy every time we visit Louisiana and I’m excited to share them with you today.

Shrimp Tacos

Made with just a few fresh ingredients, these delicious shrimp tacos can be prepared and on your dinner table in under 30 minutes!

If you can get fresh shrimp, great. If not, it’s okay. Frozen packaged shrimp makes it easy. I usually buy bags of frozen shrimp and keep them stashed in my freezer for quick meals. This way, I can make these shrimp tacos or my Zucchini Noodles with Garlic and Shrimp For One, my Shrimp and Prosciutto Pasta or my husband’s favorite Shrimp Creole For One any time of the year.

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How To Make Shrimp Tacos

First mix the shrimp with a mixture of cajun spices. I prefer to use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning but use your favorite cajun or creole spice mix or make your own.

A typical Cajun or Creole seasoning will include a mix of paprika, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne. This flavorful blend of spices creates a subtle heat and enormous flavor.

The spicy shrimp cooks quickly. Then, pile the cooked shrimp high on flour tortillas and top them with a creamy sauce made with avocado, low fat yogurt, spinach, lime juice, and spices.

The sauce will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.  It’s also delicious on chicken or fish.

This easy recipe is perfect if you’re cooking for one.  Enjoy!

A shrimp taco topped with avocado sauce and cilantro on a plate next to a whole lemon and a jar of avocado puree in the background

What To Serve With Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this shrimp taco recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

Shrimp: Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Fettuccine, Seafood Gumbo

Cajun seasoning: Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish Beignets

Avocado: Avocado Toast, Avocado Salad with Berries, Guacamole

Yogurt: Tropical Smoothie, Saag Paneer, Beef Stroganoff

Lime juice: Key Lime Pie, Lime Posset, Skinny Margarita

Spinach: Crustless Spinach Quiche, Spinach and Orzo Salad, Pork Stir Fry

Tortillas: Baked Tortilla Chips, Chicken Fajitas, Homemade Tortillas

Cilantro: Baked Cod with Chermoula, Turkey Chili, Vegetarian Enchiladas

What To Serve With Shrimp Tacos

Cucumber Salsa

Guacamole For One

Queso For One

Small Batch Tortilla Chips

Skinny Margarita For One

Other Single Serving Taco Recipes

Fish Tacos

Taco Casserole

Beef Tacos

Taco Salad

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Shrimp Tacos Recipe With Avocado Sauce

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Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: shrimp
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 562kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

SHRIMP TACOS

  • 1 cup shrimp , uncooked, peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon cajun seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s)
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced

AVOCADO PUREE

  • 1 avocado – halved, pitted
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

SERVING

  • 2 Flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro , chopped

Instructions

  • TO COOK THE SHRIMP
  • Place the shrimp in a medium-sized bowl. Add the spices; toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add shrimp; saute until opaque in center, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  • TO MAKE THE AVOCADO PUREE
  • Scoop avocado flesh into a small food processor or blender. Add yogurt, lime juice, spinach, olive oil,salt, cumin and chili powder; puree.
  • TO SERVE
  • Top tortillas with equal amounts of shrimp, drizzle with Avocado Puree and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 345mg | Sodium: 2766mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 6528IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 544mg | Iron: 7mg
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17 thoughts on “Cajun Shrimp Tacos For One”

  1. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    OOo I love Louisiana and New Orleans!! I bet these are so good! I love fresh seafood too! So good!

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