Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Lime Slaw
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Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw
Amount Per Serving (2 shrimp tacos with filling)
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 224
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.9g38%
Saturated Fat 7.7g48%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.2g
Cholesterol 172.5mg58%
Sodium 1965.6mg85%
Potassium 367.6mg11%
Carbohydrates 60.3g20%
Fiber 13.5g56%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 24.1g48%
Vitamin A 965IU19%
Vitamin C 44.1mg53%
Calcium 325mg33%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 servings (2 tacos each)
Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Flavorful Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw and fresh avocado – ready in about 30 minutes and loaded with flavor and texture. SO YUM!

For serving
For the shrimp
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, cumin, and paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
For the cilantro lime slaw
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste, as needed
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2-3 cups shredded green cabbage
  1. In a small bowl, mix all seasoning ingredients together. Pat both sides of the shrimp dry and then gently toss in a large bowl with seasonings. Cover and place in the fridge while preparing the slaw.
  2. Add all slaw ingredients, except the cabbage to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Taste and add salt or lime juice as preferred.
  3. Heat a drizzle of oil in 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.
  4. Toss some (a little more than 1/2 cup) of the sauce (not all) with the cabbage until the cabbage is coated to your liking. It should resemble a coleslaw. Use leftover sauce on top of the tacos or as a dressing in a salad.

  5. Place tortillas in a heated ungreased skillet for about 15 seconds per side. Alternatively heat 4-6 tortillas between two damp paper towels in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

  6. To assemble tacos, fill tortillas with shrimp, a generous serving of the slaw, and fresh avocado. Drizzle additional sauce over top and serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional calculations do not account for using all of the sauce. 

Author: Kim
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: cilantro lime slaw, gluten free shrimp tacos, shrimp tacos

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