Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

These Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw are just the right combination of sweet and spicy and come together in under 30 minutes! 


This post is sponsored by Divine Flavor all opinions are my own.

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

These Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw are so easy, any night can be taco night! Easy to make and even easier to eat they are sure to excite your taste buds and have you dreaming about them night after night!

Blackened Shrimp

How to make perfect shrimp


Making delicious shrimp is two-fold, first how you season it and second how you cook it! This recipe has a flavorful blackened seasoning mix and below I’m sharing some tips for cooking perfect shrimp.

cooking tips:

  • As shrimp cooks it turns from a blueish grey color to a whitish pink color. It cook SUPER quick – only about 2-3 minutes per side – so make sure you are watching it!
  • Shrimp will curl up a bit as it cooks, into a “C” shape. If it curls up more than that into an “O” shape it is probably overcooked.
  • To make your life easier, buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined so  you don’t have to do this tedious, time consuming step.
  • If you use frozen shrimp, make sure it is completely thawed before cooking.

Sweet Pepper Slaw

Why Sweet Pepper Slaw is Perfect in these Tacos


This sweet pepper slaw is made with Divine Flavor Tribelli Sweet Peppers that are full of flavor and a hint of sweetness. They come in red, orange and yellow and once you add in the green apple and red onion the slaw makes the perfect rainbow! But, it’s not only beautiful, it’s also delicious! With the mild heat of the blackened shrimp the slaw pairs perfectly and gives the tacos a nice, refreshing crunch!


Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

How to make blackened shrimp tacos


Since shrimp cooks so fast these tacos come together in less than 30 minutes!

  • Start with the Blackened Shrimp: toss it with lime juice and the blackening seasonings. Allow to marinate while you prep everything else.
  • Make Sweet Pepper Slaw: add the Divine Flavor Tribelli Sweet Peppers, granny smith apples and red onion to a small bowl. Add in lime juice, olive oil and spices and toss to combine.
  • Mix Sour Cream Sauce: The sour cream sauce is easy – just add cumin, smoked paprika and a little salt to sour cream and mix.
  • Cook shrimp and assemble: the shrimp cooks for just 2-3 minutes per side and then you are ready to assemble! Spread each tortilla with the sour cream sauce, top with shrimp then slaw, sprinkle with cotija cheese and garnish with avocado slices and fresh cilantro!

Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

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Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt



Blackened Shrimp

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tbsp lime juice

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp coriander

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Sweet Pepper Slaw

2 cups Divine Flavor Tribelli Sweet Peppers, cut into thin matchsticks

1/2 cup granny smith apple, cut into thin matchsticks

1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin

2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp coriander

pinch of salt

Sour Cream Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp coriander

pinch of salt

Shrimp Tacos

2 tbsp coconut oil

Marinated Blackened Shrimp

6 flour taco-sized tortillas

Sour Cream Sauce

Blackened Shrimp

Sweet Pepper Slaw

2oz cotija cheese, crumbled

1 large avocado, sliced thin

fresh cilantro, chopped


Blackened Shrimp

Add the shrimp to a medium sized bowl

Pour in the lime juice and add the spices, toss to coat

Allow the shrimp to marinate for 15 minutes

Sweet Pepper Slaw

Add the sweet peppers, apples and red onion to a small bowl

Pour in the lime juice and olive oil, mix

Add the spices, mix

Sour Cream

Spoon the sour cream into a small bowl

Mix in the spices

Shrimp Tacos

Heat a large skillet over medium heat

Add the coconut oil, allow to melt

Add the shrimp to the skillet, cook for 2-3 minutes on each side

Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to soften

Spoon a generous helping of sour cream onto each tortilla

Top each with 5-6 cooked shrimp

Top the shrimp with the the sweet pepper slaw

Sprinkle with cotija cheese

Garnish with avocado slices and cilantro

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Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Sweet Pepper Slaw

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