Thursday, August 8, 2019

Easy Aldi Baja Shrimp Tacos

Earlier this week, I posted a question on Instagram stories asking friends what they wanted to see more of on the blog. Food/recipes was one a common ask, so I've been pondering how to go about it. I'm no food blogger, and I don't often follow a real recipe. Typically what I do is find something that looks good on Pinterest and then put my own spin on it.

So instead of creating a typical recipe, I thought I'd start by sharing some easy meal hacks. I started shopping at Aldi this year, and it has saved a ton of money. I was inspired by this recipe for Baja Tofu Tacos that I found on Pinterest. I decided to make Sean's with shrimp...Full disclosure: I actually don't eat seafood, but I've been starting to make some meals for hubs that don't require much handling on my part.

For those of you who do like seafood, this is super easy to execute for about $10 at Aldi. (I couldn't find tofu, so I actually made mine with a piece of breaded chicken.) Okay, so here's my non-recipe recipe:

Easy Aldi Baja Shrimp Tacos

Shopping list:
  • Frozen breaded butterfly shrimp (can also get coconut shrimp)
  • Southwest chopped salad kit
  • Flour tortillas (or if you're a corn person, do that)
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  1. Cook shrimp according to package directions.
  2. While it's baking, prep the "slaw." Grab a few handfuls of the chopped salad and mix with juice of 1/2 lime. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Make the dressing by mixing a few scoops of sour cream with a shake of garlic powder, chili powder and salt. 
  4. Once the shrimp is cooked, cut off the tails. Assemble the tacos by layering shrimp, slaw, and sour cream dressing. Top with sriracha, cilantro, and sliced avocado. If you figure out how to make pretty avocado slices, please call me. 
Pro tip: Use the rest of the salad kit for lunch the next day. Mix up the chopped salad with tortilla and dressing and top with your leftover protein. Or, if you're feeling lazy, just use the chipotle ranch dressing in the kit instead of making your own sour cream dressing. 
Okay, so there you have it! My first non-recipe recipe. Let me know what you think. Happy taco Tuesday everyday!


  1. Oooh yum! Those sound (and look!) so tasty!

  2. I love tacos, but they always feel like so much prep work to make really good ones. I like your simplified approach.
    Chic on the Cheap

  3. These look so yummy. I would love to experiment and make my own tacos.

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