Jeff Benda
Host of No Meat Meals

Shrimp Tacos

Serves 4

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

These tacos are so fresh and delicious with just the right amount of heat to them. The spice-loaded shrimp with the avocado and cabbage proves that everything is better with tacos!

“The success of your morning meditation will largely depend on what you have eaten the night before.” – Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Taco Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Taco Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 small purple cabbage, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 cup Queso Fresco

Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all taco sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Arrange avocado, cabbage, red onion, cilantro, and lime wedges on a large serving platter, leaving room for the shrimp and tortillas.
  3. In a medium size bowl, combine all shrimp ingredients and mix well.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer cooked shrimp to the serving platter.
  5. In the same large skillet, over medium heat, heat each tortilla for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer them to the serving platter. 
  6. Serve platter immediately with the cheese and taco sauce on the side.