Baked Fajita Shrimp Taquitos
Not all taquitos are created equal, and this recipe is proof! You’ll love the sizzling flavors of these fajita shrimp taquitos. They’re baked, not fried, locking in the succulent flavors of Roma tomato, cayenne, avocado oil, bell pepper and more. Plus, they’re better for your body! Inspiring flavors plus wholesome nutrition in a fajita taquito? Yes, please!
- ½ Yellow Onion, cut to fit chute
- ½ Red Bell Pepper, cut to fit chute
- ½ Green Bell Pepper, cut to fit chute
- 1 Teaspoon Avocado Oil
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- ½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- ⅛ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 12 Ounces Shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped into small pieces
- 1 Medium Roma Tomato, diced
- 1 Lime, juiced
- 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, chopped
- 10 6" Tortillas of Your Choice
- 1 Cup Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
Steps to Prepare
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using the Slicer/Shredder attachment, slice the onion and all bell peppers into a bowl. In a large pan, add the avocado oil on medium heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and seasonings and sauté for 4 minutes, or until they start to soften and become golden brown. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
- Add the shrimp, tomatoes, and lime juice and increase the heat to medium-high. Allow the shrimp to cook until pink, and the sauce to slightly reduce, about 4 minutes. When cooked, allow the mixture to cool slightly before assembling taquitos. Toss in cilantro and adjust seasonings as desired.
- Place tortillas into the microwave for 45 seconds so they become flexible. Take one tortilla at a time and place about 1/3 C of filling in the center. Top with a sprinkle of cheese and roll tightly to form the taquito. Place each one seam side down onto a greased parchment paper lined baking sheet. Two baking sheets required.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown! Serve with guacamole and salsa.
- For a vegan option, swap the shrimp for extra firm tofu and use non-dairy cheese!
- Don't own a Veggie Bullet yet? You can use a hand spiralizer to spiralize your fruits and veggies, a food processor to shred and chop, or a knife and cutting board to slice. Expect additional prep time and counter space.