Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

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Grilled shrimp tacos smeared with chorizo beans, topped with mango salsa and lime aioli.



Mango Salsa:

  • 2 fresh mangoes, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely diced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Pinch kosher salt

Chorizo Beans:

  • 2-ounces pork chorizo
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup mango nectar or juice (or orange juice or water)

Grilled Shrimp:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 pounds large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest and juice of 1 medium lime
  • 8 small corn tortillas, toasted or grilled
  • ¼ cup Cotija, Chihuahua or Queso Fresco cheese


  1. To make the mango salsa: Combine mango, red onion, lime zest, lime juice, cilantro and salt in a bowl. Mix and set aside.
  2. To make the chorizo beans: Heat small saucepan to medium-high heat. Add chorizo and cook until browned; drain off excess fat. Add black beans and mango juice; reduce heat and place lid on saucepan and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional mango juice if mixture becomes dry.
  3. To grill the shrimp: Heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat. Brush the shrimp with the oil. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, smoked paprika and salt. Evenly coat the shrimp with the spice mixture. Place the shrimp on the grill and cook 2-3 minutes, flipping once, until the shrimp are opaque and tails are curled in. Transfer to a plate.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and lime juice until combined. To assemble tacos, scoop a few tablespoons of chorizo beans in each tortilla. Place 3-4 shrimp on top of chorizo beans. Top with crumbly cheese, mango salsa and lime yogurt.


Cooking Tip: You can also cook the shrimp in a skillet over medium heat, as well.


Keywords: easy, simple, best, healthy, from scratch, seafood, grilled