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three shrimp tacos served on a plate and garnished with coriander and cream and a small bowl with more coriander leaves

Shrimp Tacos

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These grilled shrimp tacos are easy to make, full of flavor, and they're ready in less than 25 minutes.



Shrimp Ingredients

  • 8 oz peeled medium-size shrimp (225 g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

Taco Ingredients

  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (320 g)
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Crema Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soy milk 
  • 1/2 cup and 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Heat a pan over medium to high heat and drizzle a little bit of oil. 
  2. Saute the garlic for 2 minutes or until golden.
  3. Add the shrimps, season the shrimps with salt, black pepper, and paprika and saute for 5 minutes or until shrimps are cooked.
  4. Add all dressing ingredients into a measuring cup and blend with an immersion blender until you achieve a creamy consistency.
  5. Cut the vegetables and assemble the tacos. Add some shredded cabbage to a tortilla. Then add the avocado, shrimps, and cilantro.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of lime and crema sauce on top!


Don't overcook the shrimp:  Make sure you don't overcook the shrimp to prevent a chewy and rubbery texture.

Meal prep: When meal prepping, store all the condiments in the fridge in different containers for up to two days.

Prevent the avocado from turning brown: If you're making this ahead, brush the avocado with lemon juice to prevent it from turning brown.

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