Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema


Protein-packed, lean 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. We've also loaded up on crunchy veg and didn't skimp on the spices.

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema
Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 ripe medium avocado, halved and pitted

  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage

  • ½ cup shredded carrot

  • 1 scallion, chopped

  • 1 pound large shrimp (21-25 count), peeled, deveined and cut in half

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • Lime wedges for serving


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

333 Calories
15g Fat
31g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Vitamin A 3191IU 64%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 88mg 21%
Potassium 698mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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