The Best Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos with Homemade Mango Salsa

🚨 YOUR CUSTOM MACROS 🚨

Not sure what your macros should be? We can help you get started with a custom macro count.

These air fryer shrimp tacos are an easy weeknight dinner, packed with sweet and spicy flavors and high in protein. With tender shrimp and a homemade mango corn salsa this delicious recipe is light, fresh and totally tasty. 
Jump to Recipe
Shrimp tacos on parchment paper.

Here at Oh Snap, we have shrimp for days. Whether it’s boom boom shrimp, creamy Cajun shrimp, coconut shrimp curry or blackened shrimp alfredo, we’ve got it all.

I love love love shrimp because it’s low in fat and calories, light enough to go with everything, and cooks in a SNAP. These air-fried shrimp tacos are one of my family’s favorite meals, even the picky eaters approve!

Tender juicy shrimp, slathered with homemade corn and mango salsa, wrapped in a warm tortilla. This simple dinner is light, fresh, and incredibly flavorful. 

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • Perfect for busy weeknights.
  • ​Make into lettuce wraps or salad for low carb option.
  • 145 calories, 19 grams of protein and 2g of fat per taco.
Seasoned and cooked shrimp in a bowl.

Do you need to use the air fryer for these tacos?

I use the COSORI Air Fryer. I love using for this recipe because it makes the best shrimp tacos with a perfect golden brown crisp. I use it all the time for air fryer pizzas, air fryer buffalo chicken tenders and blackened chicken.

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can always bake your seasoned shrimp in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes or pan-sear until cooked through. Always ensure the shrimp is cooked to 145 degrees.

Notes on buying the perfect shrimp

When cooking, always buy raw shrimp, whether fresh or frozen. Cooked shrimp will dry out way too fast.

The freshest option is fresh raw shrimp. You can usually purchase this at the seafood counter at your local grocery store. However!! Raw seafood counter shrimp is usually previously frozen, so you can save a few bucks buying shrimp in the frozen aisle. I love the brand Waterfront Bistro.

All ingredients laid out on a sheet pan.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for air fryer shrimp tacos.

Shrimp: while fresh shrimp is always the best choice I have found that Waterfront Bistro frozen shrimp is the best fresh alternative.  

Tortillas: corn tortillas or flour tortillas. I used Carb Counter snack-size tortillas. 

Mango salsa in a small bowl.

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for the mango corn salsa to pair with your air fryer shrimp tacos.

Corn: use fresh corn on the cob or BBQ’d corn for extra flavor. 

Fresh Mango: or frozen chunks. 

Tomato

Red Onion

Cilantro

How to make this shrimp taco recipe

Step 1: make salsa and prep taco toppings

For the salsa: add all salsa ingredients to a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Finely slice red onions and measure cilantro pre-chopped and loosely packed. 

Step 2: preheat air fryer

Preheat the air fryer while you prep your shrimp. 

Step 3: prep shrimp

Remove tails and devein shrimp. Defrost under cold water if using frozen shrimp. 

Step 4: season shrimp

Add shrimp to a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the seasonings and add to the shrimp. Mix well so the shrimp is evenly coated. 

Step 5: add shrimp to air fryer

Add shrimp in a single layer to the air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes until they’re pink and no longer translucent. Flip the shrimp halfway through.

Step 6: warm tortillas and assemble tacos

Over an open-flame gas stove, sear the tortillas. Add shrimp, and desired toppings, and enjoy.

Shrimp in tortillas with toppings.

Serving and storing info

Add your favorite taco toppings! Air fry shrimp go well with sour cream or Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of lime juice, black beans, or purple cabbage. Add your favorite spicy sauce for some heat or with mango corn salsa for some sweetness.

Store any leftover shrimp in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Check out some of our other easy meals!

If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and/or comment! Tag me on Instagram @ohsnapmacros, I love hearing from you!

Shrimp tacos on parchment paper.

Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Danielle Lima
These air fryer shrimp tacos are an easy weeknight dinner, packed with sweet and spicy flavors and high in protein. With tender shrimp and a homemade mango corn salsa this delicious recipe is light, fresh and totally tasty. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Calories 145 kcal

📱 MyFitnessPal & MacrosFirst App Users

You can find this recipe and many others on MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst by searching: Ohsnapmacros – Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs. raw jumbo shrimp, tails off and deveined
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • shredded cabbage

Mango Corn Salsa

  • 1/2 can corn 150g
  • 1 small mango chopped, 140g
  • 2 small vine tomatoes chopped, 200g
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced, 100g
  • 1 cup  fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt

Instructions
 

  • For the salsa: add all salsa ingredients to a bowl and refrigerate for at least a hour before serving.
  • Finely slice red onions and measure cilantro pre chopped and loosely packed.
  • Pre heat the air fryer while you prep your shrimp.
  • Remove tails and devein shrimp. Defrost under cold water if using frozen shrimp.
  • Add shrimp to a large bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the seasonings and add to the shrimp. Mix well so the shrimp is evenly coated.
  • Add shrimp in a single layer to the air fryer and cook at 390 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes until they're pink and no longer translucent. Flip the shrimp halfway through.
  • Over a open flame on the stove sear the tortillas and top with shredded cabbage, shrimp, mango corn salsa and desired additional toppings.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions.
  • Use raw shrimp not pre-cooked. Pre-cooked will get too tough.
  • Arrange in a single layer in the air fryer. You may have to work in batches. 
  • Serving per taco: 1 tortilla, 4 oz (raw) shrimp, 65g salsa.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tacoCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 19gFat: 2gFiber: 8.5g
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My whole family LOVED these tacos! I usually don’t care for the texture/taste of reheated leftover shrimp but air frying them for the recipe gave the shrimp the perfect texture for reheating the next day to toss into a salad. The mango salsa was so good. Another ohsnapmacros favorite!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating