Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw

 TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes YIELD: 4 (2 small tacos each)


Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt

hrimp Taco Spice Mix:

  • 2 teaspoons each chili powder and cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Stuff for the Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 2–3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour)
  • avocadosCotija cheese, and lime wedges for serving

Sauce: Pulse all the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender until mostly smooth.

Slaw: Toss some of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage. We’ll use the leftover sauce to top the tacos.

Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Toss the shrimp in a small bowl with the spice mix to get it coated. Heat a drizzle of oil a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and sauté for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through.

Assembly: For the prettiest and easiest-to-eat assembly, go in this order: smashed avocado, slaw, and shrimp. Finish with Cotjia cheese, lime wedges, and extra sauce.


Food Processor

Large Skillet

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl

  • PREP TIME: 20 mins
  • COOK TIME: 10 mins
  • CATEGORY: Dinner
  • METHOD: Sauté
  • CUISINE: Mexican


Serves 4

Calories Per Serving: 426


28%Total Fat 21.7g

66%Cholesterol 199.4mg

40%Sodium 930.4mg

13%Total Carbohydrate 34.5g

19%Dietary Fiber 5.3g

Sugars 3.4g

56%Protein 27.9g

11%Vitamin A 103.4µg

36%Vitamin C 32.4mg

16%Iron 2.9mg

13%Potassium 620.1mg