Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

This delicious twist on tacos will knock your socks off! Shrimp Tacos are EASY and you can add either no spice or a lot of spice. You will want to drizzle the Cilantro Lime Sauce all over everything you see!

Shrimp Tacos Cilantro Lime Sauce

One of the first things my cute hubby and I bonded over was Mexican food and drink. We enjoyed spicy food and margaritas together on most of our first handful of dates. Taco Dip, Guacamole, Grapefruit Lime Margaritas.. we enjoyed it all and so much more. Still now, many years later, our favorite type of food to eat together has some sort of Mexican flavor. We make tacos a lot at home, but usually with chicken or beef. I was giddy about making Shrimp Tacos because it was something different, totally easy and healthy, too!

Shrimp Tacos Cilantro Lime Sauce

I omitted the cheese from our version of Shrimp Tacos because the Cilantro Lime Sauce added the perfect amount of flavor. Speaking of the sauce, you will have extra! Use it on sandwiches, salads, veggies or rice. It is SO GOOD.

Shrimp Tacos Cilantro Lime Sauce

One of the things I love about tacos is that you can alter toppings, as needed. You can add tons of jalapenos and/or use spicy salsa for a super-spicy taco or you can the jalapenos and use a mild salsa for a mild taco. Add guacamole or salsa, or both! Go crazy with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The stars of this recipe are the shrimp and the Cilantro Lime Sauce. Everything else is icing on the cake. Or, uh, toppings on the taco.

Cilantro Lime Sauce

This recipe is going into my dinner rotation, which is saying a lot considering I rarely make the same meal twice (occupational issue). These are perfect for a weeknight meal or a large gathering with lots of people.

Shrimp Tacos Cilantro Lime Sauce

It is a dreary and rainy late-summer day in Minneapolis, so I'm off to enjoy some snuggle time with my boys. Only one more week and school is back on! Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. Thank you so much for being here!

Shrimp Tacos Cilantro Lime Sauce
Yield: 8 tacos

Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

prep time: 25 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 30 mins

This delicious twist on tacos will knock your socks off! Shrimp Tacos are EASY and you can add either no spice or a lot of spice. You will want to drizzle the Cilantro Lime Sauce all over everything you see!

ingredients:

CILANTRO LIME SAUCE
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Salt and pepper
TACOS
  • 1 pound frozen tail-on precooked shrimp, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole
  • Sliced jalapenos (optional)
  • 1/2 cup  salsa of choice
  • 8 small soft flour tortillas
  • Lime wedges and cilantro, for serving

instructions:

MAKE THE SAUCE
  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, green onions, salt and pepper. Process/puree until creamy. Pour into a container, cover and chill until ready to serve.
MAKE THE TACOS
  1. Place the shrimp in a rimmed, shallow pan. Drizzle the olive oil over top of the shrimp and toss to coat. Spoon the taco seasoning evenly over the shrimp, making sure all surfaces are coated. Let sit in pan for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the contents of the pan into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until shrimp are heated through. Transfer to a serving bowl (include liquid).
  3. Place tortillas on plates and top with shrimp, cheese (if using), tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions, guacamole, jalapenos (if using) and salsa. Squeeze lime juice over tops, if desired, top with cilantro and the Cilantro Lime Sauce and serve!
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