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Shrimp Fajitas

These shrimp fajitas are loaded with flavor and are so easy to make!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword bell peppers, keto option, paleo option
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 268 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 1 onion large, halved then sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3 bell peppers various colors, sliced into 1/4-inch strips

For serving

  • 8-12 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. Toss garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and salt with shrimp in a bowl.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in cast iron skillet. When smoking add peppers and onions. Cook until they are starting to be charred in spots and softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate.

  3. Add remaining 1/2 tbsp oil. Add shrimp and cook until just pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Return peppers and onions to pan and stir.

Recipe Notes

  • Paleo or Whole30: Omit tortillas, serve with cauliflower rice.
  • Gluten free: Use gluten free tortillas or serve on top of rice.
  • Keto or low carb: Use low carb tortillas or cauliflower rice. (4g net carbs per serving for just shrimp, spices, onion, and bell peppers.)
  • Topping suggestions: Shredded cheese (cheddar or a Mexican blend), pico de gallo, sour cream or yogurt, sliced avocados, slices of jalapeños, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Wine pairings (no wine on Whole30)
I recommend buying wine from Scout and Cellar, especially for lower carb or sugar and the health conscious. There’s no added sugar to these wines, and they’re all much lower in carbs, calories, and sugar. For me, there’s no headache or fogginess the next day!
You can go with either red or white with Mexican food, especially those that are fresh and crisp. I like:
- Sauvignon Blanc, like 2019 Adelante Sauvignon Blanc from Chile
- Pinot Grigio, like 2018 Che Fico Pinot Grigio from DOC delle Venezie, Italy
- Pinot Noir, like 2017 Conte de la Terre Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1453mg63%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1962IU39%
Vitamin C 80mg97%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.