Grilled Shrimp Fajitas

Healthy grilled shrimp fajitas with avocado, bell peppers, poblano pepper, onion and a drizzle of spicy salsa. This maple-glazed shrimp marinade is the best to use for all seafood dishes! Serve this with homemade salsa, tomatillo salsa verde and these low fat baked tortilla chips.

Oh my glory this is truly the tastiest shrimp fajita recipe I have ever made! It is healthy and comes together quickly with juicy shrimp. The shrimp marinade comes from a Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp recipe in my cookbook and is delicious to use for any seafood. We like to grill fajitas but they can easily be made indoors on the stove with a grilling pan or skillet.


Shrimp is the bulk of the dish! For a quicker meal and to decrease time, purchase frozen shrimp that are deveined with tails removed. Thaw the shellfish in a dish in the refrigerator and use within 1 day of thawing. Seafood should not have a fishy odor, so if it gets to that point, that means the shrimp is starting to spoil.


The shrimp is tossed in a slightly sweet and seasoned mixture to truly bring about mouthwatering flavors that are delicious in tacos, burritos, and fajitas. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, oil, apple cider vinegar, paprika, cumin, garlic salt and pepper. Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel then soak the shrimp for 30 minutes prior to cooking.


It is all about loading up the vegetables! Slice one of each red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, and poblano pepper and toss in a little bit of oil before grilling. You can also use a grill pan on the stove or iron skillet to cook them. We have made this without the poblano green pepper and my husband says “Adding that poblano is what MAKES shrimp fajitas go from good to great!”


Gather your favorite toppings! For this shrimp fajita recipe I use cilantro, avocado, a squeeze of lime juice and my special 2 ingredient spicy salsa (included with the recipe). You can also serve it with guacamole, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and shredded cabbage.


To make this Mexican meal fun, try serving it as a fajita bar. Set out warm corn tortillas, cooked beans, rice, guacamole, homemade salsa, tomatillo salsa verde, and these low fat baked tortilla chips. For a larger crowd, double the recipe.

More favorite Tex-Mex recipes
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  • Best Ceviche
  • Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Quinoa
  • Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Southwest Sauce
  • Mexican Stuffed Peppers
  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
  • Bean Fajita Burrito Bowl

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