Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos

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If you want to enjoy a colorful and healthy fusion of flavorful treats, the shrimp tacos recipe is one of the best picks. This dish’s vibrant ingredients and zesty spices offer an irresistible blend of seafood with soft tortillas. The best thing about this dish is that it requires less effort, and the results are excellent. 

The shrimp tacos are not only visually appealing but also delicious to eat. The spices, crisp cabbage, cherry tomatoes, diced avocados, and a generous drizzle of mayo sauce take you to heaven of flavors. Whether looking for a weeknight meal or planning a festive gathering, it will elevate your meal table. 

Ingredients Required For Shrimp Tacos

For mayo sauce

  • Mayo
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Salt 
  • Black paper 

For filling 

  • Green cabbage 
  • Purple cabbage 
  • Avocado
  • Cherry tomatoes 
  • Taco seasoning
  • Shrimps 
  • Butter
  • Tortilla wrap
  • Feta cheese 

Ingredient Notes and Variations

  1. Sour cream adds a creamy, citrusy texture and taste to the dish. Greek yogurt provides a similar creamy, tangy texture. 
  2. Cilantro: It brings a burst of freshness to the tacos. If you don’t want to use it, try fresh parsley or skip it. 
  3. Avocado: It adds a creamy, buttery texture to the tacos. Use them diced or meshed. Diced avocado adds a chunkier texture. 
  4. Taco seasoning: It is a chili powder, paprika, and cumin blend. Use these spices individually instead of this seasoning, and adjust the amount according to your needs. 
  5. Shrimp: For the recipe, use fresh or frozen shrimp. But if you don’t like shrimp, replace them with fish, chicken, or tofu for variation in the dish. 
  6. Feta cheese: Feta cheese adds tangy and salty flavors to the tacos. For a milder taste, use cheddar cheese. 

How To Make Shrimp Tacos Recipe?

1: Prepare the mayo garlic sauce

  • Mix the mayo with meshed garlic, lemon juice, and sour cream. 
  • Chop the fresh cilantro and add it to the mayo mixture. 
  • Stir in the salt and black paper in the mayo. 
  • Stir with a spoon until well combined. 
  • Set it aside.

2: Saute the shrimp

  • Clean and wash the shrimp properly. 
  • Pat dry them. 
  • Marinate them with taco seasoning.
  • Turn on the stove and melt the butter in a pan. 
  • Saute the marinated shrimp in the butter for 5 minutes. 
  • Once done, place them aside until you cut the veggies. 
make cabbage slaw for Shrimp Tacos

3: Prepare the cabbage slaw

  • Cut the purple and green cabbage with a sharp knife. 
  • Drizzle some mayo on them. 
  • Mix well and make a cabbage slaw for filling. 
prepare veggies for Shrimp Tacos

4: Cut the veggies

  • Chop the cherry tomatoes finely. 
  • Dice an avocado finely and keep it aside. 
  • Chope fresh parsley or cilantro. 

5: Assemble the tacos

  • Take out the tortillas. 
  • Put the cabbage slaw on them. 
  • Put the sauteed shrimp. 
  • Spread the cherry tomatoes and avocados. 
  • Drizzle the mayo garlic sauce generously. 
  • Sprinkle some cilantro leaves. Enjoy! 
Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Adalynn Ward
If you want to enjoy a colorful and healthy fusion of flavorful treats, the shrimp tacos recipe is one of the best picks. This dish’s vibrant ingredients and zesty spices offer an irresistible blend of seafood with soft tortillas. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch
Servings 4 servings


For mayo sauce

  • 2 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 garlic cloves meshed
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Black paper or to taste

For filling

  • 1 cup green cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage finely chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • Cherry tomatoes finely chopped

For Shrimp Tacos

  • 3 tablespoons Taco seasoning
  • 1- pound Shrimps
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 Tortilla wrap
  • Feta cheese shredded

How to Make?

  • Add mayonnaise and smashed garlic sour cream in a small bowl, and squeeze fresh lime juice.
  • Add finely chopped cilantro. Add salt and black paper to taste.
  • Use the spoon to mix them well.
  • Set it aside until needed. Please take off the shrimp and wash them properly before seasoning them with taco seasoning.
  • Turn on the heat, melt butter, and sauté the marinated shrimp in it
  • After it is done, turn off the heat.
  • Cut fresh green and purple cabbage.
  • Marinate them with mayo and make a cabbage slaw.
  • Cut the cherry tomatoes.
  • Finely diced an avocado.
  • Take out the tortilla wraps and place the mayo cabbage slaw on them
  • Put the sauté shrimp.
  • Spread cherry tomatoes and diced avocado.
  • Drizzle mayo garlic sauce generously all over the filling.


Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 32.1gProtein: 12.4gFat: 16.6gSaturated Fat: 6.6gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1477mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 113mgIron: 2mg
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