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Servings: 8

Shrimp Taco Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Seriously The Best Shrimp Taco Recipe - made with perfectly seasoned shrimp, cabbage slaw, chipotle mayonnaise, fresh avocado, cilantro, onions and sour cream. There is nothing complicated about making these tacos at home.
The best shrimp tacos on parchment paper
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  • 1 lb medium to large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cups
  • 2 cups cabbage — I used red, but green or a combination of red and green will work
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt — or more to taste for the slaw
  • 1- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 8 tsp chipotle mayonnaise — see notes how to make it
  • 8 flour or corn tortillas
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1/4 red onion — diced
  • 8 tbsp sour cream — optional
  • 16 cherry or grape tomatoes — cut in half (optional)
  • Lime wedges for serving
  • Cilantro leaves for serving


  1. Make the cabbage slaw: Place the cabbage in a bowl, then sprinkle with salt. Stir to combine, then add vinegar and oil.
  2. Cook the shrimp: Heat oil in a skillet. Sprinkle seasoning over the rinsed and dried shrimp. Cook in batches for 1-2 minutes per side, until no longer pink. Drizzle with lime juice n(optional). Transfer to a plate.
  3. Warm up the tortillas: Warm the tortillas up in a skillet for 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. Assemble the best shrimp tacos: Spread some Chipotle mayo on one side of the tortilla. Add cabbage slaw, shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, onions and drizzle with sour cream. You can drizzle some lime juice over each taco or add additional ingredients of your choice.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: The Best Shrimp Taco Recipe

Nutrition Information

Calories: 558, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 268mg, Sodium: 1103mg, Potassium: 1114mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 58g, Vitamin A: 567%, Vitamin C: 23%, Calcium: 236%, Iron: 4%