Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

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Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are made with so many fresh ingredients and the blackened cajun shrimp takes it to the next level with flavor! These are some healthy and delicious tacos you have got to try! 

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I have officially joined the soccer mom club. Well, lacrosse mom club. Both of my boys wanted to play this year and it has taken our lives over. It seems like me and my little girl live in our car during the week taking both of my boys back and forth to practices. Then on Saturday we are watching games all day. It is fun and both of my boys love to play. But man, it is a lot of work keeping up with life in general and lacrosse.

Because we are always on the go it has been so hard to get the family together for dinner. They grab something quick before they head to a 2 hour practice. Well last week I was craving some fresh and delicious meals. It was time to make something that was healthy and full of amazing flavor.

This recipe starts with this blackened cajun shrimp. I love cajun seasoning because it has so many spices combined in one to really add a kick. It was perfect seasoning the shrimp and makes a nice crisp seasoned edge on the shrimp.

When thinking of what to put inside of these tacos I knew that an avocado salsa had to be involved. I LOVE avocado salsa and could literally eat it with a spoon. Fresh avocados, tomatoes, red onion, black beans, and corn with a squeeze of a fresh lime. This really took these tacos to the next level!

I kept debating whether or not to add a fresh homemade dressing to drizzle on the top but nope. These tacos were perfect as is. The cajun shrimp added just enough flavor and spices and the avocado salsa was full of fantastic and fresh flavor.

Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa laid out flat to see the inside of the taco.

These tacos became an instant favorite. And you know what? They didn’t take much at all to make! The great thing about shrimp is that it is ready in just minutes. Then you just have to chop a few veggies for a simple avocado salsa.

Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

And BAM! There you have it! Some amazing full of flavor tacos with simple and fresh ingredients that you will want to make again and again!

3 Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa.

Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa

5 from 10 votes
Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa are made with so many fresh ingredients and the blackened cajun shrimp takes it to the next level with flavor! These are some healthy and delicious tacos you have got to try!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined remove tails if wanted
  • 1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Avocado salsa:

  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 11 ounce can yellow corn, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crumbled feta for topping optional
  • 4-6 flour tortillas for serving


  • In a ]medium sized bowl add the shrimp and cajun seasoning. Toss until coated. In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat add olive oil and shrimp. Cook for about 2-3 minutes until no longer pink.
  • To make the avocado salsa: Add the tomatoes, corn, black beans, red onion, avocado, and cilantro to a bowl. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble the tacos dividing the avocado salsa and topping with shrimp. Sprinkle with crumbled feta and serve immediately.


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Serves: 4

Calories241kcal (12%)Carbohydrates13g (4%)Protein3g (6%)Fat22g (34%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Sodium11mgPotassium658mg (19%)Fiber8g (32%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A1395IU (28%)Vitamin C17.4mg (21%)Calcium24mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!! I recently went to tropical cafe and saw Cajun shrimp wraps and I thought I want to make that at home so I got online and starting searching for recipes I came across this one although it wasn’t a wrap these were the yummiest shrimp tacos I’ve ever had. I’m used to traditional tacos and I not too long ago made a decision that I was going to change my bad eating habits. Anyways these were sooo good, I could eat the salsa right by itself. I substituted the cilantro with Italian parsley not intentionally, I accidentally picked up the wrong thing when grocery shopping lol and didnt realize until I started making the recipe. I did intentionally substitute the flour tortillas with yellow corn tortillas as they are lower in carbs and instead of jumbo shrimp I used extra large never the less again this was very very good. I want to try this salsa with chicken next time I make it.

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious Alyssa! We don’t often use cajun spices here in Australia, but after trying these prawns my families will be seeing a lot more of this spice! Can’t wait to try your cajun garlic butter shrimp (or as we say prawns).

  3. The ingredients lists the juice of a lime, but the directions don’t mention when to add it when preparing these blackened cajun shrimp tacos

  4. 5 stars
    These cajon shrimp tacos were wonderful! Full of good, fresh ingredients, yet they are light eating for a hot summer night. There was a lot of salso left over too. Would be great to use along with chicken our beef tomorrow night!

  5. For the Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos recipe, u mention in the recipe to use the juice of one lime, however do not mention where it is used.. can you elaborate on this… thank u!

    1. Thank you for letting me know! I will fix that. You will want to add the lime in the avocado salsa. Then I like to use a little lime juice over each taco at the very end. Hope that helps! XOXO

  6. I’m DEFINITELY going to try this! But with Moroccan seasoning and grilled over the BBQ! Man it looks good!

    1. On these shrimp tacos I used store bought seasoning. You are welcome to try Cajun seasoning from scratch! Let me know what works best for you!

      1. What type of seasoning are you talking about? Living in Louisiana there are so many different kinds!!
        My adult son & his wife L❤️VE these!!
        So it’s time for me to make them!!
        I’m excited about a different way to have shrimp tacos!!
        Thank you~

      2. Cajun seasoning is a seasoning that you can buy in the season isle with the baking goods. Really, any cajun seasoning that you know and love since you are in the south, is going to be great for these tacos. Hope you enjoy them!

      3. Looking at Cajun seasoning on Amazon from your link. Which one do you like? There are 2 listed in the link.
        I can’t seem to find a Cajun seasoning that we love so I’d really like to get the one you use!!!

        Also what recipe would you use for a sauce to put on these?
        We L❤️VE a good sauce!!

        Thank you bunches

  7. XD As a Cajun, here I’m wondering what everyone on this page considers cajun seasoning to consist of. Cause that sure looked herby for cajun seasoning.

  8. 5 stars
    I made your shrimp tacos tonight and they were delicious. I didn’t add beans or corn to my salsa. I had some baby zucchinis from my garden and a added some jalapeño peppers. The creole spice gave the shrimp a wonderful flavor. I will be making them again. They are so easy.

    1. They ARE SO easy!! I am so glad you have your garden already growing!! I love your additions! Thanks for sharing! Xo

  9. 5 stars
    We made these a few days ago. They were very good. As others have said the flavors really offset each other nicely. This was a big hit with all the kids, too.

  10. 5 stars
    Made these last night and they are FANTASTIC! The cajun shrimp and cool salsa were a great balance. Five stars from the family and we’re using the leftover salsa as dip today!
    I stumbled across your website via Pinterest a few months ago in an effort to start cooking more easy but flavorful meals for my family and your recipes have become our absolute favorites! I have tried many and there’s not one we’ve disliked! Keep em’ coming!

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