Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa

Taco Tuesday Summer Style! (Or when you're dreaming of warmer weather). This quick and easy meal is naturally gluten-free and can be adapted for the vegetarians in your family by substituting black beans for the shrimp and it is sooooo good! And the Zesty Corn Salsa has the best flavor -- we love eating it straight with chips!

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa

An easy recipe for a crowd-pleasing gluten-free dinner!

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Tacos are a go to dinner around here and these easy Grilled Shrimp tacos are a favorite!

They are simply grilled shrimp (simply seasoned with EVOO, lime juice, chili powder & cumin), topped with the yummiest corn salsa, some red cabbage, avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Super quick and easy to make, these tacos are fresh, light & taste like summer, whether is actually is summer by you or you’re just dreaming of warmer weather.

Vegetarian friends, substitute black beans for shrimp and it’s soooo good!

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Zesty Corn Salsa recipe adapted from Cooking Light, it’s:

corn (off the cob, frozen or canned)

red onion



lime juice

lime zest

extra virgin olive oil

and a few tomatoes for a pop of color.

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If you don’t have corn on the cob or a grill, you can blacken frozen or canned corn in a saute pan and works beautifully!

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Then add it to a big bowl along with all the rest of the ingredients and that’s it!

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It is fresh, citrus-y, has just a little zing and delicious!

I actually love it straight from the bowl with chips.

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Let’s talk the vegetarian version for a minute…

My family loves shrimp but I haven’t eaten it in a while (personal preference), but I love this meal because I warm up some black beans with the chili lime marinade, then serve it topped with the corn salsa and it is amazing!

How yummy does this look?

And I even forgot the purple cabbage here, which would make it look even more colorful and pretty!

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Grilled Shrimp & Corn Salsa Tacos

An easy weekday (Taco Tuesday!) or weekend dinner. Corn Salsa and Grilled Shrimp, served with red cabbage, avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Corn Salsa recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine. Vegetarian friends, substitute black beans for shrimp and it's delicious.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Summer
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian option
Keyword: grilled shrimp tacos, easy gluten-free dinner, gluten-free corn salsa, gluten-free shrimp tacos corn salsa
Servings: 8 tacos
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 24 small to medium shrimp cleaned, peeled and de-veined
  • *Vegetarian option: 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained will give you 4 tacos. For 8 tacos, use 2 cans of black beans and double the marinade.
  • 8 soft gluten-free corn tortillas or gluten-free flour tortillas

Shrimp marinade (feel free to double if want extra seasoning but a little goes a long way)

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Corn Salsa (adapted from Cooking Light)

  • 5 ears fresh corn Alternatively use 4 cups frozen or canned corn, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1- 2 green jalapeños seeded and minced (original recipe calls for 2 but I only used 1)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup tomatoes seeded, cored and chopped (optional, I added some at the last minute for color)


  • Avocado cut into cubes
  • Chopped red cabbage


Corn Salsa

  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Brush corn with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill, uncovered, turning often, until charred on most or all sides, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool a bit then, with a knife, slice kernels off the cobs.
  • If using frozen or canned corn, over high heat, add 1 tbsp oil to a saute pan, then add corn and saute for 7-10 minutes or until it starts to brown
  • Combine corn, remaining 2 tbsp oil, onion, and remaining ingredients.
  • Keeps well so can make ahead.


  • Whisk marinade ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  • Add Shrimp and toss to combine. Let sit for as little as 10 minutes.
  • Then cook shrimp. If using a grill, place shrimp on a grill pan or skewers so that they don't fall through. Grill on medium high heat for approximately 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through and lightly charred. Alternatively, cook on an indoor grill pan or saute pan over medium high heat.

Black Bean Option

  • Combine black beans with marinade in a medium bowl. Serve at room temperature or heat in a small pan over low heat for 5 minutes immediately before serving.


  • Pro tip: to soften gluten-free tortillas, place them in a stack on a microwave safe plate, cover with a very slightly damp paper towel, then place in a microwave to 30 seconds.
  • To assemble tacos, place red cabbage on base on tortilla, top with 3 shrimp, then corn salsa, avocado and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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4 thoughts on “Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Corn Salsa

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite recipes! There’s a restaurant in my area that has shrimp tacos on the menu and it’s my go-to. However, it’s a bit pricy so I don’t go there often. These tacos taste almost identical! Not complicated to make, and the family enjoys it.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner tonight. The flavors are AMAZING! Thanks for another great recipe, Karen! ?

  3. 5 stars
    This made a delicious dinner! Loved the beans with the shrimp and the corn salsa. It was a delicious summer meal!

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