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Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw


A zippy layer of chipotle sour cream complements the seared shrimp and crunchy cabbage slaw in our quick shrimp taco recipe.

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  • 1 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • Fresh cilantro, optional
  • Lime wedges, optional


Servings 1
Adapted from


Step 1

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. In a resealable plastic bag combine olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt; add shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat shrimp; chill 30 minutes.

Meanwhile finely shred peel from lime; juice lime. For lime slaw, in a large bowl combine the lime peel, lime juice, cabbage, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside. In a small bowl combine sour cream and chipotle pepper; set aside.Wrap tortillas in foil.

Thread shrimp on 10-inch metal skewers.* On a covered grill, grill tortilla packet directly over medium heat for 5 minutes; turning once. Add shrimp to grill; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until opaque, turning halfway through grilling. Remove tortilla packet from grill. Remove shrimp from skewers.

To serve, spread tortillas with sour cream mixture. Top with lime slaw and shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro and pass lime wedges, if desired.

*If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes before using.

Nutrition Facts (Shrimp Tacos with Lime Slaw)
Servings Per Recipe 6
cal. (kcal) 135,
Fat, total (g) 4,
chol. (mg) 62,
sat. fat (g) 1,
carb. (g) 15,
Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
fiber (g) 2,
sugar (g) 1,
pro. (g) 9,
vit. A (IU) 351,
vit. C (mg) 13,
Thiamin (mg) 0,
Riboflavin (mg) 0,
Niacin (mg) 1,
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
Folate (µg) 7,
Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0,
sodium (mg) 198,
Potassium (mg) 138,
calcium (mg) 42,
iron (mg) 1,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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