Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

  • 40 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 5-6 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 350


  • 16g


  • 29g


  • 25g




  • — Shrimp Marinade —
  • 1 lb Frozen Cooked Shrimp, peeled, deveined and with tails off, thawed (thaw shrimp using cold running water in a colander)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • — Cilantro Lime Crema —
  • ½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup Cilantro, washed
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Lite Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice (~1 Lime)
  • ½ Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 Cups Red Cabbage, sliced thin
  • ½ Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ Small Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 1 Avocado peeled and chopped (can be substituted for 1 cup of a store bought guacamole)
  • SShellfish:

    Substitute shrimp for chicken, adjust cooking times accordingly.

  • DDairy:

    Substitute Greek yogurt for a plain dairy-free yogurt


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Make Shrimp Marinade Make shrimp marinade by combining olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and salt in a large resealable bag. Add shrimp to marinade and let sit for at least 15 minutes.

  • 3.

    Make Cilantro Lime Crema Make cilantro lime crema. In a blender mix Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder and vinegar.

  • 4.

    Sauté Shrimp Heat skillet over medium heat. Once heated, sauté shrimp for 2-3 minutes a side until heated through. Remove shrimp to a plate to cool.

  • 5.

    Add Tortillas Add tortillas, in a single layer, to a skillet and toast for 15- 20 seconds a side.

  • 6.

    Assemble Tacos Assemble Tacos: plate 2 tortillas, add shrimp, cabbage, red onion, cilantro, guacamole and top with cilantro lime crema

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Shrimp is a great source of astaxanthin, a red pigment in the carotenoid family. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that may prevent cell damage and improve immune function.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Yogurt also contains beneficial probiotics that may help improve immunity and reduce inflammation.

Fatigue Buster

  • Fresh Limes

    Purchase lime juice vs squeezing fresh limes.

  • Fresh Avocado

    Purchase gaucamole instead of peeling and chopping a fresh avocado.

  • Corn Tortillas

    Use flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas to omit the toasting step.

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