Fresh and Easy Shrimp Tacos

September 8th, 2014

I’m back and this time I am cooking in my own kitchen! My fiance, Tim, and I bought our first home and have spent the last few months setting up our new place. While the weather has been warm, I decided to perfect a favorite dish of mine, shrimp tacos. Using fresh ingredients and delicious spices, these healthy tacos are sure to please!

Shrimp Taco

Shrimp Tacos

Serves approx. 3

380 calories for 2 tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of shrimp (fresh or frozen)- peeled and deveined
  • 6 oz fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ a head of shredded cabbage or iceburg lettuce (about 4 cups)
  • 6 medium corn tortillas
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix yogurt, cayenne pepper, 1 tsp juice juice from lime, half the cilantro and set aside.

Cut shrimp in half or thirds to make smaller pieces. Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet. Sauté shrimp and season with salt, pepper, chili powder, over medium heat until shrimp are cooked. Shrimp will turn pink when fully cooked, only takes a couple of minutes.

Spray medium skillet with cooking spray. Heat tortillas over low heat until warm and browning (about 1 minute on each side). Set aside on a plate.

Ingredients for Shrimp Tacos

To build tacos, place a scoop of shredded cabbage (or lettuce) on the warmed tortillas. Top with shrimp, yogurt mixture, and extra cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top of the completed taco.

Tasty additions- chopped mango, pineapple, avocado, tomato, and/or red onion

Enjoy this fun, healthy meal with fresh ingredients!

 

 

Written by Suzie Bonder

Suzie Bonder MS RD is a Registered Dietitian in the state of New Jersey and the founder of SDO Nutrition. Suzie specializes in nutrition and weight loss counseling. Follow Suzie on twitter @SDOnutrition.

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