No need to go out when all you need is one pan and 30 minutes for the easiest Whole30 Shrimp Fajitas! Serve with cauliflower rice, lettuce, tomato, and avocado for the perfect flavor packed paleo, gluten free, and Whole30 meal!
It you haven’t noticed, I am on a slight Mexican inspired food kick over here. First with this chicken and sweet potato noodles, then some chicken burrito bowls, taco seasoning (which you need for today’s recipe), and now these shrimp fajitas.
Maybe it’s my love for hot sauce and avocados. Or that fact that Michael pointed out the other day we haven’t been to Maudie’s since the end of November, our go-to Tex Mex spot in Austin. Either way, we are rolling with the punches and keeping the Mexican food theme going!
Fajitas are one of my favorite ways to keep myself on track when eating out. You can’t go wrong with some protein, veggies, and sides like lettuce, tomato, and guacamole.
For some reason fajitas are always more expensive than everything else on the menu though! I don’t know if it is because you get your food on a sizzling hot plate or what, but it baffles my mind.
While I usually go for chicken when I’m out (because I’m cheap), we are making shrimp fajitas today! I love seafood and we eat so much of it at home. I feel like I don’t have too many recipes on the blog with it so I’m trying to change that with this Whole30 shrimp recipe.
How to Make One Pan Whole30 Shrimp Fajitas
To make shrimp fajitas, all you need is one pan and 30 minutes! And a total of 7 ingredients!! You will definitely want to serve them with some sides, but that is up to your discretion. Talk about a quick and easy dinner. This is what you need:
- bell peppers – I like to use a variety to make it look pretty
- taco seasoning
- lime juice
First prep your veggies and shrimp. Chop the peppers, onion, and mushroom, and peel and devein the shrimp if you need to. Then we can get cooking!
Add the oil to a hot pan and sauté the onion for 5 or so minutes until somewhat browned. Next add the peppers and saute for another 5 minutes. Add a little seasoning and mix to combine. Then goes in the mushrooms and they are sautéed for another couple minutes.
Push all the veggies to the side and add the shrimp and the remaining taco seasoning. Sauté until they are cooked through, mix everything up to combine, and finally add the lime juice. That is it!
What to serve with Shrimp Fajitas
The beauty of fajitas is you can eat them in multiple ways. I served it alongside some chopped romaine, diced tomatoes, cauliflower rice, avocado, and lime and ate it like a fajita salad.
You can also serve in lettuce cups/leaves if you want the full on fajita effect. Using cauliflower rice and lettuce keeps the meal low carb, paleo, and Whole30.
And if you aren’t doing a Whole30, feel free to wrap in your favorite tortilla and serve with some rice and beans!
More One Pan Whole30 Recipes
One Pan Whole30 Shrimp Fajitas
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 medium bell peppers, julienned (600 grams)
- 1/2 onion, sliced (200 grams)
- 2 heaping cups mushrooms, sliced (200 grams/12 mushrooms)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning, divided
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- optional for serving: cauliflower rice, chopped romaine, diced tomatoes, avocado, fresh cilantro, limes
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon avocado oil and let it get hot (about 30 seconds). Add onion and sauté for 5- 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and slightly browned. Add peppers and sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning and mix to combine.
- Add in mushrooms and and sauté for another 2 minutes. Push veggies to one side of the pan to make room for the shrimp. Add shrimp and the remaining taco seasoning. Cook for 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway through until pink and cooked through. Mix everything together, add 1 tablespoon lime juice, and mix again. Top with fresh cilantro if you like.
- Serve with sides of choice - cauliflower rice, lettuce, tomato, guacamole, or lettuce cups. Enjoy!
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