Quick Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

These fast and flavorful shrimp tacos are topped with a tangy mango salsa, fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. Perfect for taco Tuesday (or Wednesday… or Thursday…) Our favorite weeknight dinners are fast, fresh, and flavorful, and these quick & easy shrimp tacos check all the boxes. The chipotle-spiced shrimp cook in mere […]

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These fast and flavorful shrimp tacos are topped with a tangy mango salsa, fresh cilantro and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. Perfect for taco Tuesday (or Wednesday… or Thursday…)

Our favorite weeknight dinners are fast, fresh, and flavorful, and these quick & easy shrimp tacos check all the boxes. The chipotle-spiced shrimp cook in mere minutes, and the tangy mango salsa on top is like a little bit of sunshine in every bite.

Navy platter of four Shrimp Tacos with yellow corn tortillas and topped with mango salsa and micro cilantro, fresh limes and a bowl of mango salsa on the side.

These shrimp tacos make for a super quick weeknight meal, easily prepared in less than 30 minutes.

It’s a dish we’ve made half a dozen times in the past few months, we’ve taken to keeping a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for this very reason. Even though it’s not terribly original (mango salsa recipes are a dime a dozen and all of them look pretty darn similar, shrimp tacos too for that matter), we still figured it was a recipe one worth sharing.

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Chorizo Corn Pizza

We love making homemade pizza and during the summer months, this Chorizo Corn Pizza is a favorite. I know it might sound strange at first, but everyone who tries it falls in love after one bite. The flavors are fantastic! This pizza is the best during …

We love making homemade pizza and during the summer months, this Chorizo Corn Pizza is a favorite. I know it might sound strange at first, but everyone who tries it falls in love after one bite. The flavors are fantastic! This pizza is the best during sweet corn season, you can’t beat fresh sweet corn,…

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Charred Corn & Avocado Quinoa Salad

I know, I kind of have a quinoa salad obsession, but I am not going to apologize for sharing another quinoa salad recipe because I know you are going to LOVE this one. This Charred Corn & Avocado Quinoa Salad is incredible! It is loaded with flavor…

I know, I kind of have a quinoa salad obsession, but I am not going to apologize for sharing another quinoa salad recipe because I know you are going to LOVE this one. This Charred Corn & Avocado Quinoa Salad is incredible! It is loaded with flavor and the perfect side dish for summertime. I…

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Crunchy Street Corn and Jicama Tacos with Garlic Lime Mayo.

Street corn tacos are making my life right now. You know how I’m a crazy texture person? How I love serious crunch in my dishes? Guys. These tacos are the business. A few weeks ago when we were on vacation, we stopped at Happy’s Tacos. Eddie and I both took turns going up to the […]

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Street corn tacos are making my life right now.

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

You know how I’m a crazy texture person? How I love serious crunch in my dishes?

Guys. These tacos are the business.

sweet corn with husks tied on

A few weeks ago when we were on vacation, we stopped at Happy’s Tacos. Eddie and I both took turns going up to the truck and I almost ordered the street corn tostada. I say almost, because I tend to have this eyes-are-bigger-than-my-stomach-on-vacation problem and I was already set on two other items from the menu.

So I was thrilled when Eddie came back from his turn at the truck and had the street corn tostada! Is he reading my mind? FINALLY?!

grilled sweet corn

It was SO good. Much more of a corn salad and had lots of flavor – like loads more than I expected. And It was delicious on top of the crispy tostada too. Eddie also couldn’t stop raving about it! The minute we got home, I made it. And since I had just made tostadas fairly recently, these went straight into some charred corn tortillas. 

street corn and jicama salad

Corn salad on corn tortillas. Okay! I can get into this.

I’ve made corn salsa and put street corn ON my tacos before. But this was the first time where the corn was the star of the show. And I love it.

So!

I made my own version of the street corn salad. Grilled sweet corn (it is INCREDIBLE right now, seriously I buy at least a dozen from my local farm every Sunday!), diced jicama, scallions, cilantro, chili powder, smoked paprika. Oh and lots of lime! 

The jicama adds a powerful, refreshing crunch. If you’ve never tried it with corn before, you must! It has a verrrry slight sweet flavor but also takes on the flavor around it.

And it is the crunchiest bite. 

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

When we ate the tostadas in Michigan, they were covered in mayo. I am talking COVERED. Like I think that there was a ½-inch layer of mayo on the tostada, under the corn salad. It nearly turned me off at first but with one bite, I was sold. Because FLAVOR.

Clearly I didn’t add layers of mayo here on the tacos, but the sauce is necessary for flavor. They make their mayo with ramps; I made mine with garlic. The creaminess is lovely against the major crunch of the corn salad and it adds a slight tang – which also works with the sweetness. 

Basically it’s the best flavor combo ever. The key is to drizzle the garlic mayo on the tortilla before the salad. When it’s all combined in the taco shell, it comes together like a creamy corn salad. You will LOVE it.

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

And I know, I know! I’ve made lots of grilled corn varieties before. And sure, you can slice that corn right off the cob and eat it and it’s great. But the jicama + garlic mayo combo is the game changer here and I can’t express just how much I love it!

It’s easy and perfect for summer and should def be your dinner tonight.

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

Street Corn Tacos

Street Corn and Jicama Tacos with Garlic Drizzle

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

street corn salad

  • 4 ears corn, (shucked)
  • 1 jicama, (peeled and diced)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro, (plus more for serving)
  • ⅓ cup sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese, (plus more for topping)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 lime, (juiced and zest freshly grated)
  • corn tortillas for serving
  • 8 corn tortillas, ((or your favorite tortillas!), warmed)
  • lime wedges for spritzing

garlic lime mayo

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 1 lime, (juiced)
  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high. Brush the corn with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the ears on the grill and cook until the corn is golden or charred – whichever you prefer – turning the ears as you go. It will take about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the corn from the grill and let it cool slightly.
  2. Once the corn is cool, slice the kernels off the cob. In a large bowl, stirl together the corn, jicama, cilantro, green onions, cotija, chili powder, paprika salt and pepper. Stir in the lime zest and juice.
  3. Drizzle the garlic mayo on the tortilla. Add a few spoonfuls of the corn salad mixture on top. You can drizzle more of the mayo on if you wish! Top with more cotija cheese and cilantro and serve.

These street corn tacos are filled with a jicama corn salad and drizzled with garlic mayo. This little taco packs a major flavor punch.

Can’t get enough.

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