I am long overdue for this pun: Let’s TACO ’bout these healthy Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Taco Slaw!

The BEST Healthy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce and Cabbage Slaw. Juicy, spicy, and so quick and easy! Cook on the stove or grill!

Are you still reading? GOOD. Because I have a recipe for the most juicy, splendidly spiced shrimp tacos, complete with shrimp taco slaw and a creamy, dreamy shrimp taco sauce.

Not only is this healthy shrimp recipe worth making for dinner tonight, it’s worth putting up with my bad jokes!

A healthy, easy shrimp tacos recipe that's quick to make for weeknight dinners and packed with flavor!

Why I Love This Tacos Recipe

Every time I make a recipe with shrimp, I ask myself why I don’t cook with shrimp at least once a week.

In addition to being healthy, shrimp cooks in a matter of minutes, making it ideal for fast weeknight dinners. The sautéed shrimp in these tacos cooks in fewer than five, which by my calculation is just enough time to pour yourself a Skinny Margarita if you move very very quickly.

While fresh shrimp are delicious, the majority of the time, I purchase raw, frozen shrimp. Frozen shrimp is usually less expensive, and because you can purchase it already peeled, it puts one less step between me and my plate of Healthy Shrimp Tacos.

For easy shrimp tacos using frozen shrimp, you can thaw the shrimp in your refrigerator overnight, or if you forget (guilty!), you can quickly thaw them too.

To quickly thaw frozen shrimp, place the shrimp in a mesh colander or sieve, then submerge the colander in cool water for 20-ish minutes. Resist the urge to use hot water (the shrimp will start cooking on the outside while the insides are still frozen). Done!

Shrimp is spiced with chili powder, ground chipotle chili, and cumin for maxiumum flavor.

While frozen shrimp are not the best choice if you’ll be eating shrimp cocktail, it’s perfect for recipes where the shrimp are being jazzed up with spices (hi, Healthy Shrimp Pad Thai and Shrimp Guacamole Bites) or fresh ingredients like garlic (Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa, and Healthy Shrimp Scampi, I heart you all).

In the case of our shrimp tacos, the shrimp are tossed with classic chili powder, smoky chipotle chili powder, and chili’s BFF, cumin. As the recipe is written, these tacos have a good amount of kick. Feel free to sneak in a little extra chipotle chili powder or pinch of cayenne if you prefer your shrimp tacos extra spicy.

Shrimp is topped with a creamy taco slaw and extra shrimp taco sauce to make a delicious and healthy shrimp taco.

Based on my extensive research, which consists of a) ordering shrimp tacos every single time I see them on a menu or b) making Ben order them then stealing a bite, no real-deal shrimp taco would be complete without a corresponding slaw and sauce.

Keeping with the healthy and easy shrimp tacos recipe theme, for the taco slaw, I used a “super” blend of prebagged shredded cabbage, broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts, which you can check out in the video I added for this recipe. I loved the extra boost of vitamins from the mix…and the fact that I didn’t have to grate the cabbage myself. If you prefer your shrimp tacos with cabbage only, that is a perfectly tasty swap.

The taco sauce (which also doubles as the slaw’s dressing) is a creamy blend of cilantro, lime, and Greek yogurt, with jalapeno and garlic for an extra flavor boost. It perfectly balances and cools the spice from the shrimp, AND it doubles as a fabulous shrimp tacos sauce to drizzle over the top (assuming you don’t eat it all with a spoon first).

Heading into the warmer months (it will get warmer, won’t it?), I plan to use this same shrimp seasoning blend for a grilled shrimp tacos recipe. Feel free to do the same.

How to Store and Reheat Shrimp Tacos

  • To Store. The shrimp tastes best the day it is made but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Slaw can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, and any extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
  • To Reheat. Since shrimp tends to dry out when reheated, I prefer to use the leftovers on top of salads.

What to Serve with Healthy Shrimp Tacos

Whether you cook these tacos outdoors or in, I’d love to know how this recipe turns out for you. Don’t forget to leave a comment below. I love hearing from you!

The BEST Healthy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce and Cabbage Slaw. Juicy, spicy, and so quick and easy! Cook on the stove or grill!

Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Taco Slaw

4.94 from 106 votes
The BEST Healthy Shrimp Tacos with cabbage slaw and creamy cilantro lime sauce. Juicy, spicy, and so easy! Cook on the stove or grill.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins

Servings: 6 to 8 tacos

Ingredients
  

For the Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 pound large or jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined, and tails removed (fresh or frozen and thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 to 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • Garnishes: avocados cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), lime wedges

For the Slaw and Shrimp Taco Sauce:

  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • 1/2 small jalapeno seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Zest and juice of 1 large or 2 very small limes about 2 teaspoons zest and 3 tablespoons juice
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or slaw mix

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and pat the shrimp dry, then transfer to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with ½ tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with the chili powder, chipotle chili, cumin, and salt. Toss to coat evenly. Let rest while you prepare the shrimp taco sauce and slaw.
  • Prepare the sauce and slaw: In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, lime zest, and lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Place the cabbage in a mixing bowl and toss with about ½ cup of the sauce. Add more sauce if you desire a creamier slaw, then reserve the rest of the sauce for serving.
  • Cook the shrimp: In a large nonstick skillet over medium high, heat the remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil. Add the shrimp and sauté just until the shrimp is cooked through and no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes. Do not overcook! Transfer the shrimp immediately to a plate.
  • Warm the tortillas (optional) and assemble the tacos: If you like, warm the tortillas in the microwave (put them in a stack and cover them with a lightly damp towel) or a 250 degree F oven while the shrimp cook. To serve, fill the tortillas with your desired number of shrimp, then top generously with the slaw, extra sauce, a squeeze of lime juice, and any other desired toppings. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • The shrimp tastes best the day it is made but can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Since shrimp tends to dry out when reheated, I prefer to use the leftovers on top of salads. Slaw can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, and any extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1taco (of 8), including tortilla, shrimp, and slawCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 13gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3g

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      1. Made this recipe tonight. Enjoyed the recipe. The jalapeños gave it kick but just right. It was hit with my 13 year and 10 year old daughter. They kept telling me mama make this again and I will most definitely do so. I even made and avocado salad to go with the creamy taco slaw. BOMB! I can definitely eat the creamy sauce with tortilla chips. Everyone enjoy! I’m going fix me another one at 12:26 a.m. Blame the q.5 stars

        1. I’m so happy that this recipe was a hit for you! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  1. I’ll always put up with you bad jokes – even if there aren’t tacos involved. But the tacos are a nice selling point. Lol. They look amazing and so flavorful! Love the new video, too!

  2. We had some fantastic tacos yesterday for lunch at a favorite restaurant and for sure I’ll be trying these at home. We have shrimp often, but never even thought of tacos with shrimp – duh! Your videos are very helpful and I like them alot – as well as your writing. You’re very multi-talented!

    1. Chris, thank you so much for saying so! I truly appreciate it. And if my experience is any indication, shrimp in tacos will become a new favorite!

  3. We made these for dinner tonight and they were beyond amazing! Definitely keeping this recipe around. The only thing we changed was we swapped the cilantro out for parsley.
    What other things could we use the sauce for? We have a decent amount leftover.5 stars

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the recipe, Elysia! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I think the sauce would be great over any other Mexican/Tex Mex type dishes or casseroles, and it’d be tasty as a veggie dip or dressing for other salads too.

    2. Elysia, I’ve heard that Cilantro is something that you either love or hate. Some people say that it tastes like soap. I have done some research on Cilantro and found that it removes up to 80% of heavy metals from your body. Things like lead, mercury, cadmium and others as well. So, I can’t say if there’s any advantage to using Parsley if you don’t like Cilantro. I’ve enjoyed Cilantro for years and even more so when I found out that it has properties no one would know about.5 stars

  4. I’ve made these twice now, once with shrimp and once with cod – both were amazing. That sauce is what makes them. I threw in the whole jalapeno because I love spice and probably more cilantro than you called for, but I just used the whole bunch of what I had on hand. I will definitely be making these over and over, so simple and delicious!5 stars

    1. Woohoo! Thanks so much for taking the time to try it and report back, Meredith. I’m so glad to hear it’s a winner with cod too!

  5. Honestly I would have never ever thought to blend these ingredients together but I’m glad I did…. super good and really easy to make…… thankkkssssss for the great ideas5 stars

    1. YAY I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Netta! Thank YOU for giving it a try and reporting back!

    1. HOORAY! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the tacos, Traci. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review!

    1. Hi Hannah! I think have this noted in the blog post, but they definitely have a kick. I’d start with 1/2 the amount of spice and you can always add more. I hope you enjoy them!

    1. Hi Stefanie! Personally I love the Greek yogurt. It’s healthier and its flavor is similar to sour cream, so that’s the route I like to go. If you don’t like Greek yogurt though, I’d use sour cream. Hope you enjoy!

  6. I just made this to tonight. Absolutely loved it! I used Greek yogurt and it was perfect. 1/2 of jalapeño gave it the perfect amount of heat. 

    Will make again for sure!

    Thanks for the recipe. 5 stars

    1. Ed, I am so so happy to hear it! Enjoy every bite and thank you for leaving this wonderful revie!

  7. These are the BEST! I have been making them non stop. The sauce is amazing and good on anything. I use mission restaurant style  tacos and it comes out to being one point per taco on weight watchers (if you omit the oil and use pam) and so satisfying :) I like to Top mine with pickled red onions for a bit of a tangy bite. Thank you for this amazing recipe! 5 stars

    1. Maggie, THANK YOU for taking time to leave this wonderful review. It means so much, and I am so happy you loved it!!!

  8. These have become my go-to taco recipe – I think I’ve made them 4-5 times! The leftovers are so good on a salad!5 stars

  9. This was delicious! Thank you for a great recipe and I loved the crunchy slaw with the smooth sauce. It was very flavorful and fun! Will definitely make again.5 stars

    1. Beth, I am SO happy to hear this! Thanks for trying it and taking time to leave this fabulous review!

  10. I made this for supper tonight and it was amazing!  My husband just raved about how fresh and light it was.  He wants it on the menu often and said it goes on our serve to company list!  Thanks!5 stars

  11. These were beyond delicious!  Even my two year old ate them (I did add some cheese to his lol).  I love how quick and easy they were to make, too.  I’m 36 weeks pregnant and these are going in my arsenal of recipes of what to make when I have a newborn and a toddler running around!  5 stars

  12. Just made this for dinner. I added a slice of avocado on top and some pico de gallo.  So delicious! Thanks again for another great, healthy recipe. 5 stars

  13. Made these tonight and they were amazing! The combination of flavors was right on. My whole family voted them into the dinner rotation! Well done and each taco was only 4 FP in Weight Watchers!5 stars

  14. This was great! So much flavor with just the right amount of spice. I ended up adding a little bit of white rice with some lime and cilantro to the tortilla, then put on the greens, then the shrimp. I added some avocado, more cilantro, the leftover sauce, a squirt of lime juice, and some feta cheese. I used wheat tortillas to keep it on the healthy side. Everything was so good, my husband and I devoured it in record time! Definitely going in the regular rotation!! Thank you!!5 stars

    1. Laurie, I am so happy this hit the spot for you both and will be a go-to! Thank you for letting me know and sharing this lovely review!

  15. Fantastic recipe! Better than any restaurant tacos we’ve had. I grilled the shrimp instead of pan fry, but otherwise kept it all the same. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious dish.5 stars

  16. I just made these for dinner last night and they were amazing! I will be making these again and again, thank you!5 stars

    1. Abby, this makes me so happy to hear! Thanks for letting me know and taking time to leave this fabulous review!! It means a lot.

  17. My family loved this-the slaw was delicious and easy! Would be good on fish tacos, too. I’ll be making this again5 stars

  18. I loved this recipe! I grabbed the wrong Greek yogurt at the store (vanilla bean) and realized it would’ve been too sweet. I substituted the yogurt with two egg white and olive oil and it was just as good and didn’t even need the yogurt! I’m sure the yogurt would’ve given it a more tangy taste but I added extra Lime and it balanced it out! 5 stars

  19. Having never really been a shrimp fan, this recipe was a game changer. Loved these tacos! And the creamy slaw! I spiced up the dressing with a whole jalapeno (with the seeds) and it was so good. Glad I have more frozen shrimp so I can make these again soon!5 stars

  20. Wow – these are so amazing. I plan to make these part of my regular rotation. I don’t love cilantro so left the slaw dressing for each person to put on their own tacos and worked out perfectly – especially when my husband decided to use it as a dip for potato chips ;)5 stars

  21. Hey y’all. Currently doing the whole 30 cleanse! This is a great recipe. All you have to do to stay compliant, is swap the greek yogurt for unsweetened coconut milk yougurt. I’ve done this recipe 5-6 times now, and it rocks. 5 stars

  22. I made these tonight! Even my picky hubby said the recipe is a “keeper!” The sauce is delicious! We added extra cilantro. No such thing as too much cilantro! 

    1. Hi Kristen, I haven’t tried a mayo version myself. If you decide to swap it, note that the flavor will be a little different and the nutrition estimate will change. I hope you enjoy!

  23. These were wonderful! I added some corn starch to the spice mix for the shrimp, which meant that they got beautifully golden brown and crispy when we cooked them up. We’ll definitely be making these again!5 stars

  24. Hi Erin, thank you for this recipe. I added ripe avocado to the sauce and it blended perfectly. So delicious! My kids loved these tacos!5 stars

  25. SWEET BABY JESUS THESE WERE DELICIOUS! Followed the exact recipe and it did not disappoint! My husband and I were craving shrimp tacos from our favorite spot back home and I have to say these are now our new favorite! I went ahead and paired it with cilantro lime rice. Thank you so much great recipe I look forward to sharing!5 stars

  26. Delicious! ?
    The family loved it.  I’m definitely putting this on rotation.  
    The only switch I made was using Kefir instead of Greek yogurt – I used what I had on hand and it still tasted great.  
    Glad to have found this recipe.  
    Thanks5 stars

  27. Hi Erin, We made these last evening for dinner! They were light and fresh with a kick from the jalapeno. Overall they are very tasty. Definitely will be keeping this recipe and making them again. 5 stars

        1. Hi Brent! I’m sorry to hear that these were too spicy for you. Next time, you can certainly reduce the amount of spices to make them less spicy. I hope you enjoyed the recipe otherwise!

  28. Hi, Erin!

    I wanted to let you know that I made this recipe last night for dinner and it was insanely DELICIOUS. Instead of using a flour tortilla, I used a sprouted grain Brooklyn Bread Lavash Roll-Up. My husband and I are sticking to whole grains for weight loss and this was a very filling dinner. I am attaching the link for the bread! One wrap has only 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein.

    https://brooklynbred.com/lavash-roll-ups/#1533250037088-87c2f7ec-03c3

    Thank you for the excellent recipe!
    Warm Regards, Jenny Fisher5 stars

  29. This dish has become a weekly favorite meal. Its fast, tasty and healthy and has contributed to successful weight loss!5 stars

  30. Great recipe! I wanted to add more creaminess so I added an avocado and a tablespoon of mayo. Absolutely delicious!5 stars

  31. Hi Erin! This is the first time I have ever commented on a recipe – that’s how good these are!!!! My husband had a stroke last year and we have been plant-based ever since. Over the last few months very limited dairy and seafood have made their way back into our diet, but we are still committed to a predominately plant-based life!
    Having said all that, these were amazing!! Thank you, thank you for helping us find food that does not leave us feeling deprived – food we can be excited about!
    Thanks again – we’ll be back for more recipes.?5 stars

    1. Allison, comments like this make my heart glow. I’m so pleased (and flattered!) that my recipes have become a part of your routine. Thank you for sharing this lovely review and my best to you both!

  32. “Is this a monster taco or what?” That made me laugh out loud. The only thing would change is to use corn tortillas. Great recipe otherwise, especially the generous use of lime and cilantro. Bright citrus and fresh herbs make it easy to eat healthy because they impart so much flavor.5 stars

  33. Me and my partner LOVED this recipe! Definitely will need to double up on the shrimp next time, absolutely 0 leftovers. Thank you so much for sharing this!!5 stars

  34. I made this recipe for my work Cinco De Mayo party. And it was a huge hit. I’m glad I made extra cause I couldn’t stop eating it before the party. Also was a hit with my bf. Fresh new[6 month] relationship and I hadn’t cooked for him yet cause he kept going on about how great his sister cooks so it made me nervous to cook for him, but he loved it so I’m happy. Thanks for this recipe.5 stars

  35. Made these yesterday and they were pretty good! I garnished with red onion and sriracha as I thought it needed some “zing” and my bf added some thinly sliced jalapeño.  I appreciate the lightness with the Greek yogurt as the dressing. 5 stars

  36. hey !! can I am dairy free (except eggs) was wondering if I could use anything other than the greek yogurt as a substitute?

    Thanks cant wait to try this!

    1. Hi Jessica! I haven’t tried a substitute myself, but you could try a plain, unsweetened nondairy yogurt. You could also try mayonnaise, which is usually the standard in slaw recipes (just less healthy than yogurt—if trying this, I would start with a lesser amount).

  37. These are just incredible.  I’ve made them with shrimp, Mahi and cod.  Same cooking method.  The seasoning gives it some zip and the topping cools it down just enough. The pair together are heavenly.  Even though I am also a taco and anything Mexican lover, I cannot stomach cilantro believe it or not!  I put in some freshly dried chives and dried parsley and just hit this sauce “over the wall”. Even Hispanics I feel would love this sauce.  Well done. You outdid yourself on this one. It may also serve well as a nice dipping sauce.  Thx for sharing, Erin. 5 stars

  38. Hands down the best shrimp recipe out there! Tastes fresh and flavorful. My boyfriend loved these and said the shrimp spices were amazing. I found the Greek yogurt sauce had a bit too much liquid I like a thicker sauce so not sure if you have any tips for that. We used corn tortillas and a whole jalapeño for the sauce. This will definitely be a staple in our house. Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

    1. Hi Rebecca! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the shrimp. As for the slaw, mine came out fairly thick (you can see in the photos that it stays where it lands and isn’t too runny), but you could use a little less lime juice or a little more yogurt. I hope that helps!

  39. These are spectacular! Everything is bursting with flavor, shrimp, coleslaw, lime dressing, don’t know what tastes better. My son doesn’t like slaw, and he didn’t care much for the lime dressing when he first tried it. But once I assembled his taco with everything on it he couldn’t stop eating it. He loved it. This will definitely become one of our favorites5 stars

    1. Hi Darci! You can certainly make this sauce the night before and store it in the refrigerator until serving. I suggest giving it a good stir before serving as well. I hope you love the recipe!

  40. It was ok. Separately no thank you but together it had potential. Something was missing. I ran the recipe thru a couple of cooks and although it should have been bursting with flavor it just wasn’t there for me. Any other suggestions or substitutions?

    1. Hi Jade! I’m sorry to hear that this recipe fell short for you. I (like many readers) have had great success with this dish, so I’m not sure what might’ve gone wrong without being in the kitchen with you. You could experiment by adding more of the spices for additional flavor. I hope you enjoy it if you try the recipe again!

  41. Love this recipe…my son developed a “sensitivity” to shrimp; could I swap the shrimp with tilapia for him?
    Thanks ,
    Wendy5 stars

    1. Hi Wendy, I’m so happy that you love this recipe! I have not tried the recipe this way, but you could experiment with the swap. If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  42. I’m eating these as we speak and they’re so good that I had to take a break in between tacos to leave a review. I marinated my shrimp for 24 hours and the seasonings in the marinade were perfect. Also the Greek yogurt and lime juice really make the slaw! 
    A local sports bar makes something similar only their shrimp are breaded and their slaw isn’t this delicious. So happy to have found this recipe!5 stars

  43. I just made this for my daughter and I for dinner, my husband plays ice hockey on Thursday nights and doesn’t care for shrimp so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try this recipe since he won’t eat before a game.  Well he hasn’t left yet and I just told him to take a bite.  He ate the whole thing!!  And before a hockey game, which says a lot!  I can’t tell you how amazing this recipe is.  I didn’t change a thing.  So good!  Thank you :). 5 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear that this recipe was a hit with all of you, Debbie! Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review!

  44. Very good. 1st time making them. But love them from restaurants. And this recipe was one of the best I’ve had! The slaw and that sauce really make it. I had to do a little adjusting because I didn’t have any chipotle. So I added paprika instead. I also added a little bit of sliced red onion to the slaw. And a little bit of pico de galo as a garnish and sliced avocado. I could eat them everyday! Very filling but light.5 stars

  45. I didn’t have exactly what I needed even though I thought I did.  Must have the chili powder, but it still turned out great.  Love it and so does the family!5 stars

  46. We love this recipe so much, the cilantro sauce is perfect!!!, question, can I use the whole cilantro instead the leaves only?5 stars

    1. Hi Claudia! I’ve never tried using more than the leaves in this recipe, so it would be an experiment. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

    1. Hi Marilee! While I haven’t tried it, another reader let her shrimp marinade for 24 hours before cooking and said the spices were perfect. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!

  47. Made these for dinner last night. Substituted ready-to-use broccoli slaw so I didn’t have to cut/shred and garnished with avocado. Sooo good! Definitely made more sauce than I needed but I think it will be good as a veggie dip or drizzled on my salad for lunch today. Have some leftover shrimp to add to my lunch, too. Easy and yummy without the guilt. Will make again!5 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe, Brooke! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

      1. What am i doing wrong the saw is so tart and zesty. I like tart but it’s a little much. Please help5 stars

        1. Hi Priya! It’s so hard for me to say what might have gone wrong without being in the kitchen with you. I hope you still enjoyed the recipe!

  48. My husband and son do not like cilantro so I used basil and flat leaf parsley instead. They loved it!! Fresh, spicy, light…it was awesome!!5 stars

    1. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the recipe, Lynn! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  49. I’ve made this recipe 2 times in the last 2 weeks, and making it again tonight. Everyone loves them. Thanks for the great recipe!5 stars

  50. Thanks for helping me make awesome tacos! Your instructions are very clear and basic enough for me (a non chef) to follow. Look forward to making more recipes!5 stars

  51. My 15 year old daughter and I tackled this dinner together. We had a great time cooking. The family loved the tacos. Each bite was bursting with fresh, healthy flavors! Thanks for helping bring smiles to our family tonight. 5 stars

  52. My first time preparing shrimp, this dish was amazing. I substituted the cumin with tumeric and left off the tortillas. Very easy to prepare! Highly recommend.5 stars

  53. Wow this is my second time making these! I substituted the greek yogurt with sour cream and they came out good as well :) 2 shrimp tacos and I’m already full, these are so easy + I already had most of the ingredients at home

    10/10!5 stars

  54. These look delicious! Could I sub out chicken or something else for some of the shrimp? My husband loves the shrimp but I have one other in cooking for who doesn’t like seafood. Any reccomendations?5 stars

    1. Hi Julie! I’ve only tested this recipe with shrimp, so it would be an experiment. Heads up that the chicken will take longer to cook than the shrimp. You could also check out my other Mexican recipes to see if there’s a non-seafood taco recipe that sounds tasty!

  55. Excellent and super easy! I made the slaw dressing in my food processor then stirred it into 3 cups of bagged slaw mix. I put a scoop of slaw on every taco and my kids gobbled them up :-)5 stars

  56. I am so happy I stumbled across Erin’s recipe in a Google search for the best shrimp taco recipe. The ground chipotle chili really brings this recipe home and taste exactly like shrimp tacos I order from my local taco joint… or dare I say better? Always a crowd pleaser in our house and a regular in the rotation. Just try it already!5 stars

  57. Wow, these are just so darned good. Instructions were clear (loved the accompanying video) and the results were perfect. But it’s the slaw recipe that has completely changed my taco life for the better. Thanks Erin!5 stars

  58. Kids and hubby wiped it all – one of the best recipes for shrimp taco. Period. The taco sauce and the slaw OMG – after dinner the dance of mild flavors in my mouth – LOVED it. My son wants me to make this every week. I feel my kitchen just discovered a new spice – I didn’t know Chipotle chili is a thing – this brilliantly added the shabang….lol.5 stars

  59. The easiest and freshest dish I’ve made all winter. My picky husband devoured 5 tacos, now we don’t have any leftovers. I will be adding these to our Taco Tuesday Nights!5 stars

  60. Loved the recipe and the spice! I left out the cilantro (not a fan) but it didn’t diminish the tasty slaw or sauce. The family gave it two ??.5 stars

  61. There’s potential here. It could be totally awesome with only half the cilantro. It totally dominated the taste of the slaw, and over powered the taste of everything else. All I tasted was cilantro. I could have used half or even less than half and the recipe would have not have missed it. Other than that, they were great.

    Note: I marinated the shrimp in a single serving cup of plain Greek yogurt with all of the spices mixed in and then sautéed it over medium high heat. Made the shrimp even more awesome than just dry tossing them in spice. My opinion.3 stars

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and sharing your results, Ava! I hope you enjoy it even more next time!

  62. Soooo delicious… The heat and coolness of the combination of spices. I used whole wheat tortillas. I am sharing this recipe and I will be making again. Thanks Erin5 stars

  63. Best shrimp tacos ever! Slaw and creamy dressing superb. My only problem is I made a half recipe because it’s just my husband and I, think we could have eaten the whole recipe!5 stars

  64. Didn’t mean to delete the video for the shrimp tacos with creamy slaw. Is there a way to retrieve it ?
    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    1. Hi Susan! You can still watch the video in the post itself, or you can refresh the page, and the video on the side will pop up again. I hope this helps!

  65. Still cannot get the video to return, even though I refreshed the page. The video doesn’t “pop up”.
    BTW, we LOVED the creamy slaw with shrimp !! We will make it again. The video just helped me to follow what to do first, etc. . Thanks, Erin !5 stars

  66. Absolutely delicious! I’ve made these a few times following recipe exactly. This time I added 1/2 tsp of cajun seasoning to the slaw to give it a cajun twist. It was a big hit!5 stars

  67. This recipe was a great find for a Friday night. Used a broccoli slaw mix and my bf and I ate up every bite. May have to put the crema on some other things bc it’s soooo good (and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t usually care much for cilantro!).

    For all you spicy fans, I added an entire jalapeño and serrano but the Greek yogurt seemed to bind the capsaicin. Added fresh jalapeño on top at the end and some ghost pepper powder for good measure!

    Thank you!!5 stars

  68. This recipe looks so good. I can’t eat dairy and the non-dairy yogurts I have tried taste terrible. Any ideas? Thanks.

    1. Hi Donna! You could try a dairy-free sour cream instead (there are recipes online too). I hope this helps!

  69. Yay, I have a go-to shrimp recipe now! I tried my hand at cooking shrimp for the first time a couple weeks ago and was unimpressed. But my husband and I agreed this recipe’s a keeper! The shrimp was flavorful! I couldn’t find chipotle chili, so I used smoked paprika. For slaw, I sliced red cabbage and some raw broccoli very thin. I subbed poblano pepper for the jalapeno because I’m a spice wimp. I adore lime and used fresh squeezed juice but omitted the zest because my husband has a citrus allergy. I don’t usually love cilantro, but everything in the sauce just came together really well! I’m so excited to have a new recipe with ingredients I don’t normally use (shrimp, cabbage) but that are easy to find and healthy! Thank you!!5 stars

  70. These were great. I followed the recipes as they were written. The sauce is out of this world and I will be making that again. thanks. We loved them.5 stars

  71. With all the good reviews I expected this to be great. The way the shrimp are prepared is good and I would do again. The taco sauce that is used on the slaw and tacos was not very good. When everything was put together into a taco it was nothing special. I rarely throw food out but the remaining taco sauce and slaw was discarded.1 star

    1. I’m sorry to hear that this recipe fell short for you, Joseph. I (like many readers) have had great success with this dish, so I truly wish it would’ve been a hit for you too!

  72. Any suggestions for a cilantro substitute? I can’t stand it– parsley perhaps, or just leave it out with no subs?

    1. Hi! While I haven’t tried it myself, other readers have reported success with swapping in parsley. I hope this helps!

    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe, Amanda! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  73. This recipe is absolutely incredible! Followed it exactly and the tacos turned out amazing! Hubby and I loved them. Thanks for this gem! 🤗💕5 stars

  74. Hi Erin,

    Looking forward to making this as I’ve enjoyed all of your recipes that I’ve tried. However, I don’t have a food processor. Is there a way to make the slaw without one? Or is there a substitute sauce I could use for the slaw? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lynne! While I’ve only made the dressing in a food processor, I think you could try using a high-powered blender instead. The sauce may not be quite as smooth, but it should still be delicious. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  75. Thank you for the recipe. The shrimp seasoning was delicious however the sauce was too sour either because of the Greek yogurt or too much lime juice even though I added less than in the recipe. My husband said he would have enjoyed it better with sour cream instead of Greek yogurt however I do like that this is a healthier alternative.4 stars

  76. These were fantastic! I have been craving shrimp tacos that would stand on their own without cilantro and these did! I am a very picky eater so it’s a big deal when I find something I really love!5 stars

  77. Delicious! Made a brocolli, carrot, apple slaw as that’s what I had. Topped with avocado and pico de gallo . so yummy! The yogurt lime dressing is so tasty.5 stars

  78. It took longer to finish the recipe then the tacos last at a party 🎉!! They were amazing!!5 stars

  79. Loved! I accidentally processed the coleslaw with the sauce and was shocked it was still amazing.5 stars