Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Peach Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Peach Salsa

We have grilled shrimp at least once a week at our house.  It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s everyone’s favorite.  On this particular evening, we grilled up shrimp and then made tacos with arugula, goat cheese and a homemade peach salsa.  Easy as that!

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
2 pounds of cooked and deveined shrimp (fresh or frozen that has been thawed out)
the zest and juice of two limes
about a 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
a pinch of red pepper flake
a big pinch of both salt and pepper
1 red onion, chopped
2 peaches, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped (remove ribs and seeds for less heat)
a handful of cilantro, chopped
arugula (about 3 cups or so)
crumbled goat cheese, to garnish
8 crunchy taco shells, toasted in the oven

I like to let my shrimp marinate about 20 minutes beforehand.  To make your marinade, add all of these ingredients to a gallon-sized baggie and then refrigerate: shrimp, the zest and juice of your two limes, EVOO, red pepper flakes and a pinch of both salt and pepper.  Seal up baggie and pop in the fridge to marinate.

Next, preheat your indoor grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high.  If your grates are too large for shrimp (they’ll fall through), then use a grilling basket.  Spray your grate or your grilling basket quite liberally with cooking spray so the shrimp won’t stick.

While the shrimp is marinading and the grill is heating up, make your salsa.  In a bowl, combine the onion, peaches, tomato, jalapeno and cilantro.  Stir everything together and cover and chill in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.  (This mixture makes a great salsa with chips too!)

When your shrimp is ready, it’s time to assemble your tacos.  Stuff your shells with arugula, then add your shrimp, next, sprinkle down your peach salsa followed by crumbled goat cheese.

Serve and enjoy!!

The peaches, the creamy goat cheese, the shrimp…it’s all so good and so quick to whip up!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Peach Salsa

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 10, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Just fell asleep right before dinner time – it’s night here right now, and these sound perfect for the rather bloated and unwell stomach of mine. Mmm!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Danielle August 10, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Hi. Just pre-ordered your simmer cookbook. Which one – Meal Planner or Eats do you think is best to use for the back to school recipes for dinners? Working full time and then the kids at school, I want quick, easy yummy recipes. Thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama August 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Eats has more recipes and is more comprehensive, so I say that one!

      • Danielle August 10, 2017 at 6:34 am


  • Narci Dreffs August 10, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Oh, you had me at taco, and then at goat cheese, and then again at PEACH SALSA. Yummy!

  • Alexis deZayas August 10, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Totally making this! We made your peach and Gorgonzola cheese burgers earlier this summer and they were incredible!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams August 10, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Um shrimp and peach all in a taco?! #YesPlease

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design August 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Yum! I love fruity salsas!

    Laura @ Laura Likes Design

  • Amanda Klein August 10, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    You had me at peach! 🍑