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Simple Shrimp Street Tacos

Shrimp is high in protein as well as Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s healthy and it cooks quickly, which is great when you’re in a pinch for a healthy but delicious weekday meal. This is one of my summer favorites, as I prefer to eat lighter meals in warmer weather.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 2 tacos
Servings: 6

Ingredients for shrimp street tacos:

  • 12 oz pre-cooked and de-veined shrimp (you can buy and de-vein fresh shrimp easily, but this is a ‘simple’ recipe and I find that frozen precooked shrimp always cooks well and is much easier, so that’s generally what I use)
  • 12 count Mission brand street taco (small sized) tortillas (corn or flour, I prefer flour for shrimp tacos)
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (½ for shrimp, ½ for slaw)
  • Juice from 1 large lime (½ for shrimp, ½ for slaw)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups pre-shredded (bagged) cabbage (I prefer red or purple cabbage for this recipe)
  • ¼ cup chopped and packed cilantro (this is optional, people tend to either LOVE or HATE cilantro)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Directions for shrimp street tacos:Shrimp prep:Place thawed, cold shrimp in a bowlAdd ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp chili powder, and 1 tsp cumin, juice from ½ lime, and ¼ tsp saltTossCook on medium heat in frying pan for 5 minutes or less (remember this shrimp is pre-cooked, so you’re just warming it up), if your shrimp curls into a tight ‘C’ shape, it is readyRemove from heat and place 4-5 shrimp onto each street taco tortillaSlaw and sauce prep:While shrimp is cooking in the pan, begin making the sauce for the tacos and slaw by placing your yogurt, the second ½ of the olive oil, the second ½ of the lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl to stirDice avocado, set asideAdd ½ of the sauce to 2 cups shredded cabbage in a small bowl and stir to create your slaw (the other half of the sauce will be used to top the tacos)Taco prep:Top shrimp tacos with desired amount of avocado and slawAdd desired amount of additional sauce to tacosEnjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 427
  • carbohydrates: 29.1g
  • cholesterol: 172mg
  • fat: 20.4g
  • fiber: 6.4g
  • potassium: 681mg
  • protein: 43.6g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 148mg
  • sugars: 2.6g

Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may not adhere to some diets or may include allergens for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.


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