Easy Shrimp Tacos


These easy shrimp tacos are inspired by the seafood tacos in Baja California.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 2 cups diced tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest (reserve before juicing limes)

  • 5 tablespoons lime juice, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp (21-25 count; see Tip), peeled and deveined

  • 8 (6 inch) flour tortillas, warmed

  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes


  1. Preheat broiler. Combine tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, and salt in a medium bowl; toss to combine.

  2. Whisk lime zest, the remaining 3 Tbsp. lime juice, tahini, honey, and garlic in a small bowl.

  3. Combine oil, cumin, coriander, and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Spread the shrimp on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil, flipping once, until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.

  4. To assemble: Place 2 to 3 shrimp on each tortilla. Top each with about 3 Tbsp. salsa, 2 tsp. tahini sauce, and 2 Tbsp. radishes.


To make ahead: Prepare salsa (Step 1) and sauce (Step 2) and refrigerate separately for up to 1 day.

Tip: Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, "21-25 count" means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
16g Fat
34g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos (5-6 shrimp + 6 Tbsp. salsa + 4 tsp. sauce + 1/4 cup radishes)
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g 58%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 766mg 33%
Potassium 647mg 14%

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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