Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado and Chili Lime Chimichurri

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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grilled shrimp tacos
This recipe tastes like summertime, combining the freshness of parsley and shrimp with the flame of the grill. The avocado’s creaminess contrasting with the zing of the chimichurri is bound to be a crowd-pleaser.
Serving Amount
  • 1 pound  of peeled, deveined raw shrimp

  • 13 cup olive oil

  • 14 cup lime juice

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 14 tsp red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

  • Spray oil

  • 2 avocados

  • Street tacos

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 13 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 1 red chili pepper, seeds removed (use half to reduce spice level)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Step 1

    In a bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, honey, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and cilantro.

  • Step 2

    Marinate shrimp for 30 minutes. While marinating, make the chili lime chimichurri.

  • Step 3

    Spray the grates with oil. Grill shrimp over high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side, until fully cooked. During the last minute of grilling, grill tacos.

  • Step 4

    Mash 1 spoon of avocado on a taco, add 3-4 shrimp and drizzle over 2 tablespoons of chimichurri. Top with diced tomato.

  • Step 5

    In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth. Top tacos with chimichurri.

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