Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant (although you could leave out the sour cream).

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream and make sure the tortillas are gluten-free.


"I wish they made fajita cologne, because that stuff smells good. What's that you're wearing? That's sizzlin'!" -Mitch Hedberg

The refrigerator light goes on...

Fajitas seem like something you can only get in a restaurant. The word fajita actually refers to the strips of meat, usually skirt steak, that were cooked on a grill. Since fajitas were popularized in the U.S. during the 1970s, almost any ingredient is used, from beef and chicken to fish and shrimp.

These Shrimp Fajitas are so easy to make at home. Preparation of the shrimp takes a few seconds to toss in the oil and spices and after that it all you have to do is cook the veggies and shrimp. One key is to cook the onions first, followed by the peppers and then the shrimp. If you are using this recipe with beef or chicken, it is a good idea to add them a few minutes earlier – about two minutes into cooking the peppers – so that they cook completely.


Shrimp Fajitas

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 3 fajitas

Cooking time: 30 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and leftovers will keep for about 48 hours refrigerated. Leftovers are good served cold.

8 ounces shrimp (peeled, deveined, and sliced in half lengthwise if large)
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. smoked paprika or paprika
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1 medium (6 ounce) white onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
1/2 large green bell pepper (julienne strips)
1/2 large red bell pepper (julienne strips)
1/2 large yellow bell pepper (julienne strips)
6 soft corn tortillas
2 tsp. (per serving) non-fat sour cream
3 tsp. olive oil (divided)

Healthy Shrimp Fajitas recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the shrimp in a small mixing bowl and add the chili powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.

Toss gently until the shrimp are well coated.

Place a griddle or a large skillet over medium high heat.

When the griddle is hot add one teaspoon of the olive oil and then the sliced onions.

Cook the onions for 5 minutes. Toss frequently. Adjust the heat so that the onions brown lightly but do not burn.

Add another teaspoon of olive oil to the griddle. (If you are using a large skillet, move the onions to one side of the pan first.).

Place the peppers in the skillet and cook for about five minutes. Toss frequently.

While the peppers are cooking continue to toss the onions and adjust the heat so that the peppers and onions continue to brown but not burn.

Add the shrimp to the griddle. (If you are using a skillet, you may need a second one.)

Cook the shrimp on one side for about 3 minutes and turn.

While the shrimp are cooking continue to toss the onions and adjust the heat so that the peppers and onions continue to brown but not burn.

Cook the shrimp on the other side for 2 to 3 minutes.

Divide the shrimp and onion/pepper mixture among the 6 tortillas and serve topped with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 fajitas

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 430 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 17%
    Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 193%
Calcium 21% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 10mcg Potassium 800mg