Easy Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas are easy to make at home, you can have them on the dinner table in 30 minutes, and they are better than restaurant fajitas! Serve the spiced shrimp and vegetables with tortillas and all of your favorite Mexican toppings for a fun and delicious dinner!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords fajitas recipe, shrimp fajitas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 216 kcal


  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • Tortillas for serving
  • Optional Toppings: fresh lime juice, avocado slices, chopped cilantro, pico de gallo, sour cream, cabbage or lettuce


  1. Place the shrimp in a large bowl and squeeze the lime juice over the shrimp.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the shrimp and stir until the shrimp are well coated.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and place on a clean plate.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the hot pan. Stir in peppers and onion and add the remaining fajita seasoning. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  6. Turn the heat to low and add the shrimp back into the pan with the vegetables and stir until shrimp is heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in the cilantro.
  7. Serve warm in tortillas with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 1492mg 62%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 33.3%
Vitamin C 123.9%
Calcium 19.1%
Iron 20.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.