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Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas are an easy delicious weeknight dinner idea your whole family will love! The simplicity of this meal will make you come back to it over and again.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Marinate Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 small red onion cut into strips
  • tortillas for serving


  • In a measuring cup mix together the oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Add the raw shrimp to a reusable container. Pour the above mixture over the shrimp and mix together to coat the srhimp. Put in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil. Remove the shrimp from the container and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until the shrimp begins to turn pink. Be careful not to overcook the srhimp.
  • Remove the shrimp from the skillet and cover with foil, letting it rest while you cook the vegetables.
  • Add the vegetables to the skillet and cook for 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasoinally. Repeat with the other half of the vegetables.
  • Combine shrimp and slices of cooked vegtables in tortilla shells and enjoy!


Please note that the calorie count includes having 3 small 6 inch flour tortillas.


Serving: 3fajitas | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 2115mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g