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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

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree For One | One Dish Kitchen

Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Puree For One

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



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


  • 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


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


  • 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.
  • Scoop avocado flesh into a small food processor or blender. Add yogurt, lime juice, spinach, olive oil,salt, cumin and chili powder; puree.
  • Top tortillas with equal amounts of shrimp, drizzle with Avocado Puree and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.


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

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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17 thoughts on “Cajun Shrimp Tacos For One”

  1. These sound so yummy! We went to New Orleans two years ago, and I basically ate my weight in seafood. Love it. And like you, I always have frozen shrimp on hand. I’ll be trying this recipe soon!

  2. Lora @savoringitaly

    How nice to visit your in-laws on their farm. I’m sure your husband has great stories from when it was a working farm. Maybe they will sell soon and live near you. What a great shrimp taco idea…love the avocado puree!

    1. Yes, my husband does have quite a few stories. Farming is a lot of work and he was happy to leave it behind. Thanks so much, Lora.

  3. Sheena @ Noshtastic

    5 stars
    I love shrimp and tacos, this would make a great lunch for me when I’m home on my own during the week!

    1. That’s so sweet to say. Thank you, Dorothy. Now that my house is shrinking with kids growing up and moving up, I don’t have the need to cook huge quantities. Since I still love cooking, creating easy, delicious single serving portions works for me now 🙂

  4. Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Cajun Seasoning sounds amazing! I bet it adds so much flavor to the recipe. Thanks for sharing with us your special moments. Those are the best!

  5. This looks absolutely amazing, I am not big on seafood with the exception of shrimp! I can’t wait to try this!

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