These healthy Mango Shrimp Tacos are an easy dinner that comes together under 15 minutes!
I always keep frozen shrimp in the freezer because it’s high in protein and cooks really quickly. It’s super versatile too. This recipe came together when I didn’t feel like I had anything in the house for dinner for a “real” recipe. The ingredient list is super simple and pretty much stuff I always have on hand. I bet pineapple would work in place of the mango too!
Mango Shrimp Tacos
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, diced or pressed
- 1 cup frozen mango, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 heaping teaspoons cumin
- 15 shrimp, peeled and deveined
- red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste
- 2 large tortillas
- cheese, cilantro, salsa and guacamole
- Heat some olive oil (a couple teaspoons) in a large skillet. Add the zucchini, onion and garlic and sauté until the veggies just start to get tender. Stir in the cumin and cook for another minute.
- Add the beans and mangos and cook until warmed through. Set the veggie, bean and mango mixture aside.
- Drizzle a little more olive oil into the same skillet and heat over medium-high. Add the frozen shrimp and cook 3-4 minutes each side, until pink and no longer translucent. Sprinkle in a little cumin to season your shrimp once it’s about done.
- Add the veggies back to the pan with the shrimp and toss to combine. Add the red pepper flakes and adjust any seasonings as necessary.
- In a separate pan (or the same one – just dump the mixture out of it!, warm your tortilla and melt a little cheese in it. I used goat cheddar.
- Fill your tortilla with the shrimp mixture, top with cilantro, salsa and guac and serve!
- After you cut your mango up, leave it out to start to thaw while the zucchini and onion mixture cooks.
- Trader Joe’s has the cheapest and most flavorful frozen mango I’ve found.
- I used white beans, but I think black would be better and would look prettier.
- The Engine2 gluten-free tortillas shown in my photos above were really not great – they broke too easily and didn’t have great flavor. I much prefer the Food For Life brand, pictured below, if you can find them (freezer section).
You could easily turn this into a quesadilla with extra cheese or use it to top a salad or rice bowl!