Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Three cilantro lime shrimp tacos

Taco lovers – this one’s for you! These Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos are served in warm tortillas, filled with a crispy avocado lime slaw and fresh flavorful shrimp and topped with a creamy avocado lime dressing. These will take your Taco Tuesday to a whole other level. Warning: eating these tacos may make you feel like you are on a Mexican vacation. Time to whip up some margaritas!

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

These cilantro lime shrimp tacos include a crispy slaw, cilantro lime shrip and a delicious avocado lime dressing all served in warmed tortillas.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado, cilantro, creamy, easy, garlic, lime, mexican, shrimp, slaw, taco, tacos, tortilla
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 394kcal


Avocado Lime Dressing

  • 1 medium avocado pit removed and peeled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • water optional


  • cups shredded cabbage and carrots
  • 6 taco size tortillas warm


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 limes juiced


  • Make the dressing by placing all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Add a little water if desired to reach your preferred consistency.
  • Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots with half of the dressing. Place the slaw and the other half of the dressing in the refrigerator.
  • Heat a large skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Season the shrimp with the salt and cayenne pepper. Add the butter to the skillet and melt. Add the shrimp and garlic. Spread the shrimp out and cook for approximately 4 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are pink. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cilantro and lime juice. Toss to coat the shrimp well.
  • Make the tacos by placing the slaw in the tortillas first, then the shrimp and then the avocado lime dressing. Enjoy!


Sodium: 1160mg | Calcium: 199mg | Vitamin C: 31.4mg | Vitamin A: 500IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 397mg | Cholesterol: 216mg | Calories: 394kcal | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 25g | Protein: 20g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Iron: 3.3mg

You may also like my instant pot carnitas, beef barbacoa or my shrimp summer salad.

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