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Healthy Shrimp Tacos - quick and easy!

Healthy Shrimp Tacos

Bring the Baja to your kitchen with this Healthy Shrimp Tacos recipe. They're ultra fresh, flavorful, quick, and easy - a favorite weeknight meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Recipe by Tessa Arias


For the shrimp:

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

For the chipotle cream:

  • 1/3 cup Greek-style nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce

For the tacos:

  • Tortillas
  • 1/2 Hass avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce or cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges, for serving


For the shrimp:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the lime zest and juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and honey. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. If time permits, marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the chipotle cream:

  1. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, and chipotle. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and add to the skillet in a single layer. Cook until the shrimp turn pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are JUST opaque. Be careful not to overcook. Remove to a serving dish.
  3. Divide the shrimp among tortillas and serve with avocado slices, lettuce, cilantro, and lime wedges.