spicy, cilantro lime shrimp tacos
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 3-4
Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw -- ready in 30 minutes or less and loaded with colorful cabbage, corn, spicy shrimp and jalapeños, and a homemade creamy avocado-cilantro dressing.
  • ingredients for shrimp tacos
  • 24 large shrimp {approx. 16 oz}, thawed and peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 6 corn tortillas {or 6 lettuce leaves}
  • optional: corn, jalapeño and extra cilantro to garnish
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ingredients for avocado cilantro dressing:
  • ¼ c full fat greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tbsp raw honey
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • ½ medium avocado
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp water
  • ingredients for avocado-cilantro slaw:
  • 1 ¼ c cabbage, shredded
  • 1 ¼ c carrots, shredded
  • 3 tbsp avocado-cilantro dressing + more for topping
  1. to make avocado cilantro dressing, combine all ingredients {fat greek yogurt, raw honey, garlic, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, chopped} in a food processor or blender until fully combined. set aside.
  2. to make shrimp tacos, season shrimp with cumin, cayenne, and sea salt and pepper.
  3. heat olive oil in a large wok or sauté pan over medium heat. when pan is hot, add shrimp along with garlic and sauté for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp is totally pink and opaque.
  4. remove pan from heat. toss with lime juice and cilantro. set aside.
  5. to make avocado-cilantro slaw, combine cabbage and carrots. toss in 3-4 tbsp avocado-cilantro dressing. set aside.
  6. to serve tacos, top corn tortillas or lettuce leaves with ¼ c shrimp mixture {3-4 shrimp per taco} and ¼ c avocado-cilantro slaw. Garnish with optional corn, jalapeños and additional cilantro. Drizzle with remaining avocado-cilantro dressing.
Recipe by Nourish, Move, Love at https://www.nourishmovelove.com/spicy-cilantro-lime-shrimp-tacos/