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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema Recipe

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These delicious Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema are the perfect meal for a backyard summer date night! The grilled shrimp are layered inside fresh corn tortillas along with shredded cabbage and a homemade avocado crema and then topped with cotija cheese and freshly chopped cilantro. The fresh ingredients pair perfectly with Stella Artois® Belgian Lager and Stella Artois® Solstice Lager!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema Recipe

As I was making these tacos, my husband reminded me that we served Stella Artois at our wedding! Our eighth wedding anniversary is coming up next month and it’s looking like we’ll be celebrating in the backyard under the summer stars with some tacos and new Stella Artois Solstice Lager! It will be very similar to our wedding where we served dinner to our guests from food trucks.

I chose Stella Artois to accompany these grilled shrimp tacos because, with its long brewing heritage dating back more than 600 years, Stella Artois is a premium beer that’s made with the finest ingredients! You can taste Stella’s rich history within the rich flavor in every bottle. While I don’t have 600 years of taco making experience, I did try to choose the freshest ingredients to make the most flavorful grilled shrimp tacos to enjoy with my friends and family!

And Stella Artois Solstice Lager is a new beer perfect for sun-filled summer days. It is a delicious, refreshing golden lager with subtle citrus notes and triple filtered for a smooth, crisp finish. I think it’s dry, flavorful taste makes it the perfect pairing with homemade fish or chicken tacos!

I mean, just look at these colorful tacos! The freshly made yellow corn tortillas are slightly charred and then stuffed with both shredded red and green cabbage. Add a zig-zag of light green, homemade avocado crema before adding the perfectly pink grilled shrimp and then a sprinkling of cotija cheese and freshly chopped cilantro.

Served with a lime wedge and Stella Artois Solstice Lager, these tacos are the perfect summer meal as a date night or with friends!

The full, printable recipe is below, but here are the needed ingredients. It may seem like a lot when glancing at the list, but most are spices or condiments that you likely already have in your pantry or refrigerator. 

For assembling the tacos:

  • Yellow corn tortillas – I like to char them on the stovetop or grill
  • large shrimp – fresh or frozen, thawed if frozen, peeled, and deveined
  • red cabbage – if you can get bagged shredded cabbage, save yourself some time!
  • green cabbage – if you can get bagged shredded cabbage, save yourself some time!
  • cotija cheese 
  • cilantro

For the shrimp marinade:

  • olive oil
  • lime juice – from 2 limes
  • onion powder
  • garlic – fresh cloves or frozen minced cubes
  • red pepper flakes
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt – kosher or sea salt

For the avocado crema:

  • avocados
  • sour cream – or you can use plain greek yogurt
  • mayonnaise
  • lime juice – from one lime, can also add some lime zest for additional color/flavor
  • garlic – fresh cloves or frozen minced cubes
  • salt – kosher or sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Stella Artois products are timeless, classic, and distinctive, and the brand of Stella Artois honors their past in a modern, fun way. I bought my fresh taco ingredients at my local Ralphs grocery store and you can find Stella Artois Belgian Lager and Stella Artois Solstice Lager at your local supermarket and many other locations. 

Before you shop, be sure to check for a Savings Offer on your purchase of Stella Artois Belgian Lager and/or Stella Artois Solstice Lager.

Plus, Stella Artois is releasing more seasonal offerings this year, so be sure to keep an eye out for their Stella Artois® Midnight Lager this fall!

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema


  • Tacos:
  • 6-12 yellow corn tortillas, toasted or charred
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 limes
  • 3 TB Cotija cheese
  • Optional: ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Shrimp marinade:
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Avocado crema:
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 2 TB mayo
  • 2 TB lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Optional: cilantro garnish


  1. Rinse and pat dry the shrimp. Gather ingredients for the shrimp marinade and combine in a bowl. Allow the shrimp to marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Gather ingredients for avocado crema and place into blender. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides and blending until combined.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  4. Char tortillas.
  5. Prep taco ingredients for assembling.
  6. Assemble shrimp onto skewers for grilling.
  7. Grill shrimp for 5 minutes on medium-high, flipping halfway through, until shrimp are pink on the outside, opaque on the inside.
  8. Remove shrimp from grill and from skewers. If grilled with the tails, remove the tails.
  9. Fill two charred tortillas with both shredded red and green cabbage.
  10. Drizzle a layer of avocado crema.
  11. Top with 4-5 grilled shrimp, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, and chopped cilantro.
  12. Enjoy!



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