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Easy Shrimp Tacos (weeknight din solution!)


These shrimp tacos are the ultimate easy weeknight meal! With a sweet pepper slaw and an avocado greek yogurt sauce, the flavors of these tacos can’t be beat.

shrimp tacos topped with cilantro on a plate

Easy Weeknight Meal

Who’s a fan of easy weeknight meals!? WE ARE. Any recipe we can whip up in under an hour during busy weeknights is a major win. And these shrimp tacos are no exception. We’ll show you how to make this delicious shrimp, plus:

  • A delicious avocado Greek yogurt sauce
  • A yummy sweet pepper slaw
  • All put together to make YOUR NEW FAVORITE SHRIMP TACOS
raw shrimp being coated in taco seasoning

Seasoning Shrimp for Tacos

These shrimp tacos use our flavorful taco seasoning. If you don’t have the ingredients on hand to make a batch of this seasoning, a store-bought taco seasoning will also work!

Make sure your shrimp is fully coated in taco seasoning before cooking, and that’s all you need to know!

shrimp tips

When you’re shopping for fresh shrimp at the grocery store, look for peeled and deveined shrimp. The deveining and peeling process is tedious, so this will save you time and frustration!

Can you use frozen shrimp? YES! But make sure it’s thawed before you make this recipe.

Can you use cooked shrimp? We don’t recommend using already cooked shrimp for this recipe.

shrimp being cooked in a cast iron skillet

Sweet Pepper Slaw

Every taco needs a good slaw! And this sweet pepper slaw brings an amazing sweet and hot flavor combo to these tacos.

what you’ll need

  • Sliced sweet peppers (any color will work!)
  • Chopped jalapeño (fresh or pickled!)
  • Diced red onion
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Honey

Avocado Greek Yogurt Sauce

This avocado greek yogurt sauce is the perfect flavor complement to these shrimp tacos! Spread it right on the tortilla before adding the rest of your taco fixings.

what you’ll need

  • Greek yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Hot sauce (choose your own adventure here! Add more hot sauce if you like a little heat.)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • A pinch of salt
sweet pepper slaw being mixed together in a bowl

What To Serve With Shrimp Tacos

Sides and dips

drinks and cocktails

shrimp tacos in a street taco tortilla looking delicious

Easy Shrimp Tacos

These shrimp tacos are the ultimate easy weeknight meal! With a sweet pepper slaw and an avocado greek yogurt sauce, the flavors of these tacos can’t be beat.

Prep: 20 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Fat 13

Carbs 29

Protein 14

Yield 6 servings 1x


Ingredients

Sweet Pepper Slaw

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño (fresh or pickled)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 large sweet peppers (any color), sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Avocado Greek Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 large avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce (any kind)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt

Shrimp

  • 1 lb. large raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tail cut off
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Other Ingredients

  • 68 street taco flour tortillas (or corn)

Instructions

Sweet Pepper Slaw

  1. Begin by preparing the slaw. Place the apple cider vinegar, chopped jalapeño, olive oil, lime juice, and honey into a mason jar. Cover and shake until all the ingredients are combined. Set aside.
  2. Next, mix the peppers, onion, cabbage, and cilantro to a bowl and pour the dressing over the vegetables. Mix until all the vegetables are covered with dressing.
  3. Place the bowl into the refrigerator for later.

Avocado Greek Sauce

  1. Place the greek yogurt and avocado into a bowl. Smash the greek yogurt and avocado together with a fork until they are mixed together.
  2. Add the hot sauce, lime juice, and salt to the greek yogurt and stir until combined.
  3. Place into the refrigerator for later.

Shrimp

  1. To prepare the shrimp, add shrimp to a large bowl and sprinkle the shrimp with the taco seasoning. Make sure each shrimp is covered with seasoning.
  2. Next, heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil.
  3. When the olive oil is fragrant, add the shrimp and cherry tomatoes to the pan. Making sure each shrimp is laying flat on the pan. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on the first side.
  4. Flip the shrimp and tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp is a light pink color.
  5. Remove shrimp and tomatoes from the heat and set aside.
  6. Assemble the tacos by adding a few shrimp, 1 or 2 tablespoons of avocado sauce, and slaw to a tortilla and repeat until all the ingredients are gone.

Tips & Notes

  • Cook time for the shrimp varies on how hot your stovetop gets.
  • Nutrition includes 6 Mission Street Tacos.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
Calories: 296
Sugar: 11
Sodium: 782
Fat: 13
Carbohydrates: 29
Fiber: 7
Protein: 14
Cholesterol: 110

Author: Linley RichterCategory: Lunch and DinnerMethod: Stove TopCuisine: Mexican





Source: Fit Foodie Finds, Author: Emily Richter

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