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My new go-to weeknight tacos, Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce. Spicy roasted shrimp and sweet pineapple stuffed into warmed tortillas with a creamy, roasted garlic sauce, crunchy slaw, and avocado. The spicy tropical shrimp tacos made all on just one sheet pan and in under 30 minutes. These tacos are quick, simple, healthy, and so delicious!

overhead photo of Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Starting the week off with tropical tacos! If you read yesterday’s favorites post you know my family is planning a trip to the Caribbean this summer. After thinking about that trip, I was inspired to make a fun tropical taco. Of course, they’d be even better if they were enjoyed on a tropical beach in ninety-plus-degree weather…a cool drink with an umbrella would be a great addition too!

I still have a few months until that family trip, but until then, I’m making these tacos. They’re not as exciting as that vacation, but geez, they sure are good. And they’re the easiest to make too!

prep photo of shrimp on baking sheet before cooking

By looking at the ingredient list, these tacos might seem involved, but they could not be easier or quicker to make. They’re complete with spicy seasoned-up shrimp, the best roasted jalapeño pineapple salsa, and a creamy cooling cilantro lime garlic sauce too.

There’s a lot happening, but I have a few tricks that keep these tacos quick and easy!

shrimp on baking sheet after baking

Here are the quick details

Start out with the shrimp. I love to roast the shrimp in the oven – so quick and mess free. The shrimp are tossed in a tropical spicy mix of chili powder, all-spice, ginger, thyme, and cayenne pepper. It’s very, very Caribbean-inspired.

On the same pan as the shrimp, I also roast up the garlic for the garlic sauce, and the jalapeño for the salsa.

Just throw everything into the oven and roast. The shrimp cooks in less than ten minutes, so these really do come together quickly. I love to give everything a little crispiness right before I pull the pan out of the oven. So for the last minute of cooking, I switch the oven to broil for that extra little touch. Just be sure to watch closely, broilers work quickly!

photo of pineapple salsa

Now, that garlic sauce

For the garlic sauce, I grab those two roasted garlic cloves from the sheet pan and puree them with a little greek yogurt. I then add plenty of cilantro and green onions.

It’s best to keep this sauce on the simpler, cool side since both the shrimp and the pineapple have a nice kick to them. This sauce provides the perfect balance.

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

And lastly, the salsa…my favorite

We all know how much I love a fruity salsa. I include them in most of my taco recipes and prefer them to a tomato-based salsa any day.

But this roasted jalapeño pineapple salsa…it’s all done up. And it’s my favorite salsa yet. For one, the roasted jalapeño is a game-changer. It adds a smokiness to the sweet pineapple that’s so delicious. My next non-traditional secret? A squeeze of orange juice in addition to fresh lime juice. It carries out the tropical flavors and vibes and adds an extra special citrus essence to the salsa that’s addictingly good.

I would eat this by the spoonful…

But of course, it’s better when piled into these tacos.

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

So layer up a little smashed avocado, creamy slaw, salsa, and shrimp then drizzle over that garlic sauce. Looks fancy and like these tacos took hours to prepare, but in reality, they take thirty minutes – tops.

Got to love that, and what’s even better? They taste pretty darn amazing too. Perfect weeknight taco to keep dinner fresh and exciting!

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other tropical recipes? Here are a few…

Oven Fried Coconut Shrimp with Thai Pineapple Chili Sauce

Slow Cooker Braised Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Cilantro Lime Salmon with Mango Salsa

Lastly, if you make these Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Jalapeño Pineapple Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 290 kcal

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Ingredients

Garlic Cilantro Sauce

Roasted Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. 
    2. On a baking sheet, toss the shrimp with olive oil, chili powder, all-spice, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, cayenne, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer. Add the garlic (for the garlic sauce) and the jalapeños (for the salsa). Roast 6-8 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked. During the last minute, switch the oven to broil and broil until lightly charred. Set the shrimp aside.
    3. To make the sauce. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skin and add to a blender with the yogurt and lime juice. Blend until smooth. Add the cilantro, green onions, and a pinch of salt. Pulse to combine.
    4. Add the cabbage to a large bowl and toss with 1/3 cup of the garlic sauce.
    5. To make the salsa. De-seed the jalapeño (if desired), then chop and add to a bowl with the pineapple, cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. 
    6. Stuff the avocado, slaw, salsa, and shrimp into the warmed tortillas. Top with garlic sauce and additional salsa.
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  1. We loved these tacos. The recommended temp for the oven seemed high and shrimp were done way before the garlic and jalapeño were even starting to soften. Husband doesn’t like yogurt or sour cream. Can you recommend a different sauce?

    1. Hi Jackie,
      Amazing! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed:) How about using blended avocados in place of the yogurt/sour cream? xTieghan

      1. Hi Melody,
        This will make 12 tacos. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hey Katelyn,
      Amazing! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed:)

  2. Oh wow, these are incredible. I made these tonight for dinner and I wasn’t sure if my boys would go for shrimp tacos let alone all the “green” in this taco. But they loved them and asked for seconds! These flavors were so delicious – a perfect blend of tropical and spice. Loved it.

    1. Hey Leah,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe! Hope you’re off to a great weekend! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious!! Next time I’ll cut the shrimp up when putting them on the tacos but otherwise this was perfect! The pineapple really pushed it over the top

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks for sharing your feedback and making this recipe, I am so glad it was a hit! Happy 4th of July!🇺🇸

  4. Absolutely delicious. My entire family of 5 loved this recipe.
    Definitely take the time to make the salsa and the sauce.

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!!🏝 xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    I finally made these tonight and they were SOOOOOO AMAZING!! You really nailed the flavor combinations!!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Happy Monday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xxT

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and making this recipe:) I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

  6. 2 stars
    I started prepping these at 5 pm and by the time the shrimp went into the oven it was an hour at least. Not a weekday recipe. Shrimp with a nice chipotle/garlic sauce done in the fey pan with ricw would have been far easier. Good for those on prolonged vacay. Thanks!

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback, sorry this took you longer than expected!! xx

  7. Loved everything about this cooking method for the tacos and particularly enjoyed the flavors in both the slaw and the salsa. I made an error when trying to make a substitute for all spice and unfortunately all I could taste was clove! I will be attempting this again with the correct spices because I loved the way the shrimp cooked up.

    1. Hey Katie,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xxT

  8. 5 stars
    Loved it, especially the spice mix. Subbed in some cardamom and nutmeg for ginger and allspice and it was still delish. These tacos were a great Friday night treat. Thanks, Tieghan!

    1. Hi Lindsey,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that it was a hit! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Oh my goodness! These tacos are amazing. I made them for my boyfriend and I for dinner tonight and they turned out perfectly.

      1. Hi Lindsay,
        Happy Friday!! I am thrilled that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for trying it out! ☀️xxT

    1. Hi Regina,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks for making it! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and we all loved it! I thought it would be a bit too spicy for my kids, but they surprised me! The balance of flavors is perfect and I love how it’s a quick and easy meal to throw together. Will definitely be making it again!

    1. Hey Brynn,
      Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit and thanks for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amy,
      For this recipe, I used flour tortillas, I like Whole Foods 365 brand. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe! xx

        1. Hi Cecil,
          I like to put my tortillas directly over a stove top flame. Please let me know if you have any other questions:) xx

  10. What kind of slaw, like a bag of coleslaw? Can I use a bag of coleslaw with a basic creamy dressing or do you have a preferred recipe for this?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Tara,
      The slaw is made in step 4:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hi Patricia,
      I put the tortillas directly over my stove top flame. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love the recipe!! xTieghan