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Cilantro Lime Slaw Shrimp Tacos

Cilantro Lime Slaw Shrimp Tacos - A tasty, quick and easy meal. Crunchy, fresh, bright, tangy and delicious! Perfect for warm weather.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: cilantro, shrimp, slaw, tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe


  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 16 small corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 green onions, diced (we use the green tops only)
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced and seeded
  • Juice of 1 lime

Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Toppings: avocados (optional)


  • In a medium bowl combine the olive oil, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.
  • In a medium bowl add the green cabbage, purple cabbage, green onions, cilantro, jalapeno and juice of 1 lime and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the sour cream, cilantro and remaining 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp into the hot skillet and sear on one side for 1-2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, sear on the other side until pink all the way through, no longer opaque, 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Warm the tortillas.
  • Assemble tacos, layer two tortillas on top of each other, top with the slaw, a few shrimp, avocado and cream sauce.


Adjust the spice level to your taste. Up the cayenne in the shrimp or add more jalapenos to the slaw.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1119IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 4mg