Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa

By Maria Lichty

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Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa – the secret to these shrimp tacos is in the salsa! Fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and poblano pepper are grilled, then tossed with creamy diced avocado, cilantro and lime juice for unforgettable shrimp tacos!

grilled shrimp tacos with a poblano salsa

All-Time Favorite Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are always a favorite, but especially during the hot summer months. If you are a shrimp taco fan, you are going to love these shrimp tacos with grilled poblano salsa. They are SO good! The colorful and vibrant salsa is a MUST!

This easy shrimp taco recipe is perfect for any summer BBQ. You can make the salsa in advance so you are ready to go when it is grill time. This is a great recipe for entertaining or for an easy weeknight dinner. You can’t go wrong!

grilled shrimp for grilled shrimp tacos

Grilled Shrimp Tacos: The Secret is in the Salsa

You can always use one more barbecue recipe and this is definitely it! I’ve made these shrimp tacos countless times this past summer and it’s my go-to recipe for when I need a great healthy meal.

The real kicker in the shrimp tacos isn’t the shrimp though—it’s the salsa! By grilling all of the ingredients in the salsa, it really ramps up the flavor big time. In it, fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and poblano pepper are grilled and tossed with creamy diced avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. You can serve the tacos in corn tortillas or flour tortillas, but we prefer corn tortillas. You could also serve the shrimp and salsa over a salad and go the taco salad route! There are lots of ways to enjoy the delicious shrimp and salsa!

I promise this shrimp taco recipe with grilled poblano salsa will be a favorite for years to come!

Thanks Jenna for guest posting these yummy grilled shrimp tacos! Make sure you check out her fabulous blog, Eat, Live, Run! 

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Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano Salsa

These easy grilled shrimp tacos with poblano salsa are a summer favorite!
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For the salsa:

  • 1 ear corn husked
  • 6 scallions white and light green parts only (about 5 inches)
  • 1 poblano chile pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 large or 2 small haas avocado
  • 1 small bunch cilantro minced
  • Juice of two small limes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the tacos:

  • 1 lb shrimp deveined
  • Corn or flour tortillas


  • Heat your grill up to medium high. Brush corn, green onions and poblano pepper with olive oil and place on grill. You want everything to have a nice char to it—the pepper should be black and the corn and onion should be charred. This will take about five minutes, flipping occasionally with tongs.
  • When done, remove veggies from grill and let cool on a plate. When cool, peel the now black skin off the pepper, remove the seeds and chop into small dice. Run your knife down the corn to remove the kernels from the cob and place into a bowl with the pepper. Chop onion and place into bowl as well. Add chopped avocado, cherry tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl and add lime juice and salt. Season to taste and set aside while you prepare the shrimp.
  • Grill the shrimp for only a few minutes until pink. Be careful because shrimp cook extremely quickly! When done, place into tortillas, top with salsa and eat immediately.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. These sound like the perfect way to celebrate the last few days before it actually get’s really cold! That corn looks absolutely perfect!

    Maria, hope you are enjoying your time with the new little man in your life 😉

  2. I have been seriously craving shrimp tacos so the timing on this is just perfect!! This looks amazing. Great guest post 🙂

  3. Oh, my. Those tacos look amazing. Definitely adding them to the menu for one of our Tuesday Taco nights this month!

  4. Nice to read you Jenna 🙂
    These shrimp tacos are a must do for me, they look extraordinary delicious!!
    Maria, thanks for having this guest post, wish the best for you and your new baby pea.


  5. Wow,that looks great! I need to make this! I love taco’s! I never eat enough of them!!

  6. These shrimp tacos sound yummy. I especially like the sound of a pablano salsa. I could see using this with many dishes!

  7. I am trying out recipes with shrimps and will definitely give it a try .. 🙂 … I just have started reading blogs (as I am new to blogging) ….. I love this blog and follow it regularly … I would love to (and hope to :-D) meet you and maria some day (I live in LA) ….. wonderful cooks .. and wonderful blogs … 🙂 very best wishes to you and maria 🙂

  8. Jenna, love the combination of flavors in this….and the simplicity of it too. Sounds easy, delicious and healthy too.

  9. I am a huge fan of fish tacos, so there is no doubt that I will LOVE these shrimp tacos!

  10. these look so delicious, I love shrimp and eat tacos daily 🙂 can’t wait to try this poblano salsa.

  11. Just made these for dinner! Thanks for the delicious recipe! Huge hit with my 2 picky eaters. And it was fast to make on this busy friday!!

  12. I made these today and they were fantastic! I didn’t use the grill, but the broiler, and it still had a nice smoky taste. I charred red pepper, which I thought tasted great in the mix. I also used a shrimp/salmon combo. My only thought is there was less heat than I wanted, so I will use 2 poblano peppers next time. I cook 5 days a week for a client and this recipe gets my approval.

  13. 5 stars
    This was SO GOOD. The store didn’t have tomatoes amongst this pandemic but the salsa was amazing. It was perfect on corn tortillas. I found your recipe through a random Pinterest search so I’ll definitely be following now!

  14. 5 stars
    Restaurant quality! Served with black beans and the cilantro lime quinoa. Everything was excellent. Only thing I would do differently next time is grill the corn tortillas and then let them steam. The corn and poblano peppers were the star