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Shrimp Tacos

These shrimp tacos are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love! A healthier take on tacos, the shrimp are seasoned and topped with cabbage, thinly sliced onion, and salty cotija cheese.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: shrimp tacos, tacos
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 lb medium-sized shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 cups cabbage sliced thin
  • ½ medium onion sliced thin
  • cup cilantro diced
  • 8 6-in corn tortillas
  • hot sauce
  • lime wedges
  • cotija cheese grated


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the olive oil, lime juice, and taco seasoning and whisk to combine. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Combine the cabbage, onion, and cilantro and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan over high heat, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. When hot, add the shrimp and cook until pink and fully cooked, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a medium pan over high heat, add the tortillas, one at a time, to warm, about 1 minute per side. Place the warm tortillas on a plate covered with a towel to stay warm.
  • Place 3-4 shrimp on each tortilla and top with the cabbage mix, hot sauce, and a sprinkle of cheese. Serve with a lime wedge.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 131IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg