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Shrimp Tacos (Photo by Viana Boenzli)
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5 from 6 votes

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado, Grapefruit, and Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Firm, slightly spicy shrimp on a bed of creamy avocado and tart grapefruit, mixed with tomatoes, and topped off with a lemony, creamy cilantro sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Assembly5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro crema, shrimp tacos
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 119kcal



  • 18 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Splash of hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 medium tomato, deseeded and chopped
  • Segments from whole pink or red grapefruit, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Other Ingredients

  • Soft or hard tacos, your preference


  • Mix chili, hot sauce, salt, & pepper together.  Toss with shrimp and let marinate 10 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in Lodge cast iron pan and cook shrimp until pink and curled, about 5 minutes.  Set aside.
  • Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl, stir, and set aside.
  • Stir together sour cream and cilantro in a bowl, and set aside.
  • Assemble taco or tortilla by first putting in the salsa, add 3 shrimp to each, top with sour cream-cilantro sauce, and then add a generous squeeze of lime juice over the top.



Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 31mg