Fresh Tomato and Yellow Pepper Salsa with Shrimp (or Chicken) Tacos

In this case a picture is worth a thousand words!  These tacos are literally bursting with freshness and flavor.  The sweetness of the roasted peppers, fresh tomatoes, red onion, cilantro and lime combine for a fabulous topping for the sauteed shrimp (or chicken). Chopped cabbage adds a just the right amount of crunch.  You may want to make extra salsa and use it to top grilled chicken or fish!    

"This salsa is so fresh and flavorful ~ a terrific variation
from the traditional taco!"

1 yellow pepper, roasted
1 garlic clove, crushed and finely chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2/3 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped
1 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
1 fresh lime

Sea salt to taste

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 lb. fresh shrimp (or chicken)

3 Tbs. olive oil
8-16 fresh corn tortillas, taco size (16 if you prefer double tortillas per taco)

4 cups chopped cabbage

1.     Slice pepper in half and remove stem and seeds.  Lay, cut side down, on baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray.  Broil in oven until skins blacken (this will not affect the meat of the pepper).  Remove from oven and place peppers in a zip lock bag for 30 minutes.  They will sweat during this time which will make the skins easier to remove.  Remove skin chop and set aside.

2.     In a mixing bowl, combine garlic, red onion, tomatoes, basil parsley, and yellow peppers.  Season with salt and the juice for 1/2 of the lime.

3.     In a skillet, sauté shrimp in olive oil until opaque.  The timing will depend on the size of the shrimp.  Squeeze juice from remaining 1/2 lime over the shrimp.  Add shrimp to the salsa and toss to combine.

4.     Lightly brush tortillas with oil.  In a large skillet, on high heat, sauté tortillas to lightly toast.  (About 30 seconds on each side).

5.     Lay 8 tortillas on a platter.  Place 1/4 cup cabbage on each tortilla.  Spoon shrimp/salsa mixture over the cabbage (divide evenly).

6.     Serve and enjoy!


  1. Saw this on Twitter and just loved it! Now I'm craving shrimp tacos. ;)

    1. Thanks so much ~ just love the photo of brownies on your page (yum)!


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