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Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

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Shrimp tacos with cilantro lime sauce is a great option for taco Tuesday. Low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious.

Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime sauce

If you’ve never tried shrimp tacos before, now’s the time. The shrimp are perfectly seasoned and topped with a delicious cilantro lime sauce. Cilantro, lime and shrimp together? Yes!

These shrimp tacos with cilantro lime sauce are easy to assemble too! Fresh, raw shrimp works the best for this recipe. However, if you have raw, frozen shrimp, that works too. You’ll just need to defrost it first.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • The shrimp cook in only 5 minutes
  • The sauce comes together in a matter of minutes
  • Have dinner ready in 15 minutes 
Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime sauce


What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Raw shrimp
  • Avocado oil
  • Corn tortillas
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Sea salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Water
Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime sauce

How to make this recipe

1 – Heat the avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat.

2 – While the pan is heating, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Toss the raw, uncooked shrimp in the mixture.

3 – Cook the shrimp in the heated skillet until the shrimp turns pink and is cooked through, about 4-5 minutes.

For the sauce

1 – Add a small avocado (peeled with the seed removed), juice of a lime, cilantro, salt, pepper, avocado oil, and water to a blender or food processor.

2 – Blend until all the ingredients are incorporated together.

This part is optional, but I like to do this with my tacos. Sauté the broccoli slaw in the same pan the shrimp were in over medium heat. This softens up the slaw a little. The slaw can be eaten raw, so this is completely optional.

To assemble the tacos, add some slaw to the corn tortillas, add shrimp, then top with the cilantro lime sauce.

Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime sauce

How do I store my shrimp and sauce ingredients?

Store the ingredients separately. Properly stored in an airtight, cooked shrimp will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. The broccoli slaw will stay good in the fridge for up to 3 days. The avocado sauce, placed in an airtight container, will last for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Calories per serving (1 taco): 113

Yield: 6 Serving

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime sauce

Shrimp tacos with cilantro lime sauce is a great option for taco Tuesday. Low carb, gluten free, and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For Tacos

  • 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp, raw, frozen is okay, defrost first
  • 1 cup broccoli slaw
  • 6 white corn tortillas

For Sauce

  • 1 small avocado, peeled and pit removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp water


For Tacos

  1. Add avocado oil to skillet and heat over medium heat. While skillet is heating, mix seasonings together in a small bowl. Toss shrimp in seasoning.
  2. Place shrimp in heated skillet and cook until shrimp turns pink, about 4-5 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet. Add broccoli slaw to skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until slightly softened. Remove from skillet.

For Sauce

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

For Assembly

  1. Place broccoli slaw on corn tortillas, then top with shrimp. Finish with cilantro lime sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Monday 6th of April 2020

I love shrimp but I have never tried them in a taco. Great idea. Thanks for the taco recipe and that cilantro lime sauce sounds amazing!


Monday 6th of April 2020

Thanks, Scarlet. :)


Sunday 5th of April 2020

This looks perfect meal, I love this shrimp tacos with cilanto lime sauce, perfect treat as family at home. your recipe sounds so easy and flavor full.


Sunday 5th of April 2020

Thank you. :)


Saturday 4th of April 2020

Recipes like this are the best! So easy, delicious, and low calories! Perfect recipe in my opinion!


Saturday 4th of April 2020

Thanks, Leslie. :)


Friday 3rd of April 2020

heck yes that broccoli slaw! Yum.


Friday 3rd of April 2020

Thanks! :)

Paula Montenegro

Friday 3rd of April 2020

I love tacos and these look wonderful. But I'm dying to make that sauce! So easy and I have all the ingredients. A jar in the fridge and I might as well use it on everything!


Friday 3rd of April 2020

Thanks, Paula. I hope you enjoy! :)