Taco Tuesday: Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

Found this great recipe for shrimp tacos on Pinch of Yum. I changed a couple things to make it a little leaner. This is a great healthy meal for Taco Tuesday! Pescetarian friendly too.


For the Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • ½ cup reduced fat or fat free sour cream

For the Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • ½ teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper.
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 2-3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1-2 avocados
  • Cotija cheese and additional cilantro for topping
  • lime wedges for serving


  1. Pulse all the sauce ingredients except the sour cream in a food processor. When mostly smooth, add the sour cream and pulse until combined. Taste and adjust as needed. Set aside.
  2. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and sprinkle with the spices. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and saute for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.
  3. Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage until it the cabbage is coated to your liking. It should resemble a coleslaw – you want it to be enough sauce so the cabbage is weighed down a little bit. Use leftover sauce on top of the tacos or in other recipes.
  4. To serve tacos, smash a spoonful of avocado on the tortillas, top with a few pieces of shrimp, top with coleslaw, and finish with a light sprinkle of Cotjia cheese, cilantro, and lime wedges.


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