Easy Shrimp Tacos (with Lime Chipotle Mayo)

I used to think I did not like shrimp tacos! You know when you have a dish that you never order or make because you *think* it’s not for you? Well fast forward to one time when we were in Mexico, a friend ordered all the food for everyone, and shrimp tacos ended up on the table to share. I was hungry so I put all previous judgments aside and dug in … and guess what, it was so good!?!

Easy Shrimp Tacos on 100 Days of Real Food

So I asked how they were made and was simply told “soy sauce.” I was like, “Just soy sauce? That’s it?” Who knew shrimp tacos could be so good AND so easy!

They were also topped with a chipotle mayo, which I am including here, but if you can’t find a clean “real food” mayo I think sour cream would be a good substitute. Enjoy! :)

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Easy Shrimp Tacos with a Lime Chipotle Mayo

These Shrimp Tacos with Lime Chipotle Mayo are super easy and quick to pull together for dinner. You won't believe how tasty the shrimp are with soy sauce!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Servings: 4


For the Shrimp & Veggies

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), seeded, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the Lime Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo (could sub sour cream if you can't find a clean mayo)
  • 1 chipotle chile from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from the same can of chiles
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

Recommended Accompaniments

  • 8 Corn tortillas store-bought or homemade
  • 12 oz Crumbled queso fresco (cheese, can sub Monterey Jack)
  • Lime Chipotle Mayo
  • Cilantro


For the Shrimp & Veggies

  • Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 to 7 minutes. Meanwhile, coat the shrimp in the flour.
  • When the veggies are ready, move them over to one side of the skillet to make room, and then add the olive oil to the pan along with the coated shrimp. Cook until the shrimp curl up, turn pink on the inside and golden brown on the outside, and are cooked (firm) all the way through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the soy sauce and red pepper until well coated and serve.

For the Lime Chipotle Mayo

To Assemble the Tacos

  • Heat tortillas in the microwave to soften (if using store-bought). Add shrimp and veggies and then top with cheese, Lime Chipotle Mayo, and cilantro.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Use homemade corn tortillas for best results.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Tacos with a Lime Chipotle Mayo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 828 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 356mg119%
Sodium 2209mg96%
Potassium 484mg14%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 2604IU52%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 698mg70%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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