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Seafood tacos are my weakness!  Fish tacos, lobster tacos, shrimp tacos.... all amazing!  But today I’m going to share with you a recipe for super simple shrimp tacos that are quick and easy to make for dinner for the family or for when you are entertaining friends. 

a plate of simple shrimp tacos with cabbage slaw, cilantro and a side of chunky salsa and refried beans

Start by making a marinade for the shrimp tacos.  Combine olive oil, cumin, and Mild Pace Picante Sauce in a bowl.  Use a whisk or a fork to blend the ingredients together and then pour it over your raw shrimp. 

a marinade for shrimp tacos made with Pace Picante sauce

Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.  Pace Picante Sauce has a bold kick of flavor that infuses the shrimp with its smoothly blended tomatoes, chunks of savory onions, and hand-picked jalapenos. Along with the cumin, it just makes a really good marinade for shrimp tacos.   

How to Cook Shrimp for Tacos

Since shrimp cooks so quickly, I suggest that you prepare your tortillas and toppings before cooking the shrimp.  After you’ve done that and the shrimp has finished marinating, heat some olive oil in a pan over high heat. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

shrimp being cooked in a marinade

Toppings for Shrimp Tacos

As for toppings for shrimp tacos, I like to keep it simple.  Shrimp tacos with a little cilantro, cabbage slaw, white sauce, and a delicious chunky salsa is the way to go in my opinion.  I like to thinly slice the green cabbage with a mandoline and roughly chop the cilantro. Then, to make the white sauce for shrimp tacos, mix Greek yogurt with a little lime juice and some seasoning salt.    

toppings for shrimp tacos including a white sauce for shrimp tacos and a side of refried beans

And for the chunky salsa?  Keep things easy and delicious with Pace Chunky Salsa!

a jar of Pace Chunky Salsa and a jar of Pace Picante Sauce

I like to load the shrimp tacos up with Pace Chunky Salsa and include some on the side, just in case someone needs more.

a plate of simple shrimp tacos with chunky salsa, white sauce, cabbage slaw, cilantro, lime wedges, and sides of salsa and refried beans

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That’s it for these simple shrimp tacos with chunky salsa.  Until next time!

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Simple Shrimp Tacos with Chunky Salsa Recipe

Simple Shrimp Tacos with Chunky Salsa Recipe

Yield: 8


  • 1 ½ pounds raw shrimp
  • 2 tbsp olive oil + 2 tbsp olive oil for cooking the shrimp
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • ¾ cups Pace Picante Sauce
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 2 key limes
  • ¼ tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ cup shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup Pace Chunky Salsa
  • 8 corn tortillas


    1. Combine 2 tbsp olive oil, cumin, and Pace Picante Sauce in a bowl.
    2. Pour the marinade over the shrimp, cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.
    3. Meanwhile prepare the white sauce by mixing the Greek yogurt, lime juice, and seasoning salt.
    4. Heat the corn tortillas and set aside.
    5. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan and cook the shrimp for 2 to 3 minute per side.
    6. Assemble the tacos by spooning some shrimp onto a corn tortilla and add white sauce, Pace Chunky Salsa, cabbage, and cilantro.

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