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Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos with South of the Border Corn and Cotija Salsa | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Zesty Grilled Shrimp Tacos with South of the Border Corn and Cotija Salsa.

Technically this taco really isn't a fruit salsa, it's a cheese salsa (oh my gosh, yes!!), BUT I of course just had to add some summer fruit, so I threw in some watermelon.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 627kcal


South of the Boarder Corn and Cotija Salsa.

  • 1/2 cup Cotijia cheese crumbled (may sub feta cheese)
  • 1 ear grilled corn kernels removed
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + diced
  • 1/4 cup basil chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lime


  • Add the shrimp to a bowl. Add the olive oil, juice + zest of 1 lemon, juice + zest of 1 lime, garlic, smoked paprika, chipotle chile powder, cumin and salt. Toss well and let the shrimp sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the salsa. In a bowl, combine the cotija cheese, corn, jalapeno, basil, cilantro and lime juice. Toss to combine. Gently stir in the diced avocado. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Thread the shrimp on skewers if using an outdoor grill (or use a grilling basket). Once hot, grill the shrimp for 3-4 minutes per side or until light char marks appear. I like to brush some of the marinade left in the bowl over the shrimp when I first put the shrimp on. Once done cooking, remove the shrimp from the grill and if desired squeeze with a little lemon and lime juice. Sprinkle with basil + cilantro.
  • To serve, spread a little quinoa or rice inside each warmed tortilla. Add the watermelon and shrimp. Top with salad and garnish with cilantro. Eat!


Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1700mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 38.2mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 4.1mg