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shrimp tacos topped with fresh cilantro and served with lime
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4.94 from 58 votes

Super Simple Shrimp Tacos

These simple shrimp tacos are a quick and easy dinner option that features tender shrimp, slaw, and creamy cilantro lime sauce, all inside warm corn tortillas. This is my favorite way to do taco night! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, fish + seafood
Cuisine: gluten free, Mexican, nut free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 6 oz fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/2 a head of cabbage thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
  • 1 lb shrimp defrosted if frozen, peeled, & deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat tortillas over medium heat in a dry skillet until warm and starting to form small brown spots. Set aside on a plate covered with a clean kitchen towel.
    cooking tortillas in a skillet
  • Mix yogurt, cayenne, lime juice, cilantro, & salt in a small bowl, set aside.
    mixing creamy cilantro sauce in a small bowl
  • Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet and add cabbage. Cook for about four minutes or until the cabbage is just barely wilted. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    cooking cabbage in a skillet
  • Cut shrimp into thirds, so you have little bite size pieces. Sauté in two teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper over medium heat just until done. They cook up in just a few minutes so be sure to watch them!
    cooking shrimp in a skillet
  • Build your taco! Place a scoop of cabbage on the warmed tortillas, then top with shrimp, and cilantro sauce. Enjoy!
    assembling shrimp tacos on a white plate



Serving: 1taco | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.6mg