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Shrimp Taco Bites

Shrimp Taco Bites are an adorably fun appetizer made with crunchy tortilla chips, creamy guacamole, and Mexican-inspired garlic shrimp.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 servings
Calories 139kcal



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp peeled deveined & tails removed
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Quick Guacamole (or use pre-made)

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Taco Cups

  • 36 Tostitos Scoops tortilla chips


  • Add shrimp to a medium bowl and drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add a teaspoon of chili powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt and stir to coat completely. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.
  • Make the quick guacamole: Remove the flesh from the avocado and transfer to a small bowl. Sprinkle salt and lime juice over the avocado and mash together with a fork. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, for several minutes or until softened. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and add shrimp to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  • Set out the tortilla chip scoops on a platter and add about a teaspoon of the guacamole. Top with a teaspoonful of the vegetables from the skillet, and a shrimp. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.


Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword shrimp taco bites, taco bites