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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde

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Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with avocado verde salsa makes a healthy dinner recipe idea your kids will love!




  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, quartered, seeds optional
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 medium tomatillos, husked, washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 large Hass avocado, diced
  • 1/3 C chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • juice of 1/2 a lime



  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, dried off with a towel.
  • corn tortillas



  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • zest of one small lime
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 23 Tb chopped cilantro


  1. Put the onion, jalapeno and garlic into a food processor and finely chop. Add the tomatillos and pulse until chopped but still chunky. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the avocado, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Stir to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the cilantro lime sour cream and set aside.
  3. Heat your grill to high. Mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt and shrimp in a large bowl. After they are completely coated, skewer the shrimp and cook on the grill until shrimp are pink, about 2 minutes on each side.
  4. Grill tortillas until slightly charred and pliable, about 20 seconds on each side. Wrap in a towel to keep warm until serving. To serve, spoon salsa onto the tortilla, then add 3-4 shrimp and a dollop of sour cream.


Adapted from

  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1 taco
  • Calories: 210
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 1210mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 136mg