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Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Garlic Cilantro Lime Slaw


Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup oil

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 1/2 cup sour cream or full-fat Greek yogurt

Shrimp Taco Spice Mix:

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Toppings for the Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 lb. Shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed

  • 2–3 cups shredded green cabbage

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

  • 8 small tortillas (corn or flour)

  • Avocados, smashed

  • Cotija cheese, and lime wedges for serving


  1. Make the Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce by pulsing all ingredients in a food processors until smooth.

  2. In a small bowl, add all ingredients for the Shrimp Taco Spice Mix. After patting the shrimp dry with a paper towel, add them to the bowl with the seasoning and toss to coat. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan and sauté for 5-8 minutes, flipping occasionally, until the shrimp are cooked through. Remove from heat.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix the cabbage with the cilantro and 3/4 of the Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce.

  4. Assemble tacos adding ingredients to the tortilla in the following order: smashed avocado, cabbage mixture, then shrimp. Top with additional sauce and cotija cheese. Serve with lime wedges.

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