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Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro

Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro
Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro

Garlic Lime Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro

This creamy garlic lime taco sauce takes sautéed shrimp to the next level!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Tacos


Shrimp Taco Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 8 tortillas corn tortillas, flour tortillas, or taco shells

Garlic Lime Taco Sauce Ingredients

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Cabbage Slaw Ingredients

  • ½ cup green cabbage
  • ½ cup red cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • ½ avocado peeled, seeded, and sliced very thin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Shrimp Seasoning Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a skillet, drizzle olive oil and heat over medium heat, and place the shrimp into a large bowl
  • Combine minced garlic cloves, cumin, salt, chopped cilantro, and olive oil
  • Pour the seasoning over the shrimp and stir to coat the shrimp
  • Place the shrimp in the heated skillet and sauté on each side for 4 to 5 minutes
  • Remove to plate and set to the side
  • In a large bowl combine the red and green cabbage, cilantro, red onion, and avocado
  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, olive oil, and the lime juice
  • Pour the mix over the cabbage mix and stir to combine
  • Assemble the tacos by placing a tortilla on the plate, spread a little of the garlic lime shrimp taco sauce over the center
  • Place a few shrimp on top of the sauce, then spoon ¼ to ½ cup of slaw mix over the shrimp
  • Enjoy!
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