Avocado cuts some of the sour cream in our quick crema loaded with cilantro, for a healthier taco sauce that takes these shrimp tacos to the next level. Shrimp cook up super-fast, making them the ultimate taco filling for a fast weeknight dinner that's also impressive and delicious enough for a weekend dinner party.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2018

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Scoop avocado flesh into a mini food processor. Add 1/2 cup cilantro, sour cream, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

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  • Stir cabbage, carrot, scallion, the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.

  • Toss shrimp, chili powder and cumin together in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Spread a generous 1 tablespoon of the avocado sauce over one half of each tortilla. Top each with about 1/4 cup of the cabbage mixture and 1/3 cup of the shrimp. Divide the remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro among the tacos and serve with lime wedges for squeezing.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 22.1g 44% DV; carbohydrates 31.2g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 8.1g 32% DV; sugars 3.3g; fat 15.1g 23% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 142.3mg 47% DV; vitamin a iu 3190.7IU 64% DV; vitamin c 27.1mg 45% DV; folate 56.6mcg 14% DV; calcium 137.7mg 14% DV; iron 1.9mg 11% DV; magnesium 88mg 31% DV; potassium 698.2mg 20% DV; sodium 294.2mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2019
My wife and I LOVED these. Used a packaged slaw to cut time and they were quick and easy. Definitely going to be seeing these on our table again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2019
My family LOVED these. I didn't make the Avocado Crema opting for just sliced avocado on top (a family preference). I did use some cilantro sauce I bought at the local farmer's market. Absolutely company worthy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
I had my doubts to be honest but these were great! Both my husband and I loved them! Adding it to the rotation so easy too if you buy the already shredded carrots and cabbage. A real keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
Delicious but come on Guacamole is Guacamole. Avocado Crema? Really. It's been Tacos de camarones con Guacomole for hundreds if not thousands of years. LOL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
These are good! It's also good with flounder and less expensive white flaky fish available in New England such as hake & pollock. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
My husband doesn't like seafood or fish very much so he was skeptical when he saw me making this. He was really impressed and I loved them too. Additional note: We did also add some homemade chipolte aoli on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2018
These were great and flavorful! Read More