Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

In this shrimp taco recipe, tender shrimp are marinated in cumin and chili powder for a kick, then topped with cooling cabbage, tomatoes, and garlic.

The second-best part of this taco recipe is that you can whip these up in less than 30 minutes and then you’ll be noshing on tacos that will transport you to a sunny beach in the tropics!

4.63 from 8 votes

Shrimp Tacos

Keyword tacos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Servings 4 servings, 2 tacos each
Calories 308 kcal
Author BODi


  • tsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ¾ tsp. ground cumin, divided use
  • ½ tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 lb. raw medium shrimp, cleaned, deveined
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. lime peel, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas (or 6-inch whole-wheat tortillas), warm
  • 1 cup red and green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish; optional)
  • Fresh lime wedges (for garnish; optional)


  1. Combine oil, garlic, ½ tsp. cumin, chili powder, and shrimp in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  2. Combine yogurt, remaining ¼ tsp. cumin, lime peel, lime juice, and cilantro in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  3. Heat medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add shrimp mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp is firm and opaque.

  5. Top each tortilla evenly with cabbage, tomato, shrimp, and avocado.

  6. Garnish with cilantro and lime if desired; drizzle each taco with a small spoonful of yogurt mixture.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 687mg30%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Container Equivalents
1 Green
½ Red
1 Yellow
1 Blue

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