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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

While simple to make, these Spicy Shrimp Tacos with cilantro lime slaw and sriracha mayo are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Ready in 30 minutes or less!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Shrimp tacos, spicy shrimp tacos, Tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 tbsp oil for cooking
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

For the Cilantro Lime Slaw:

  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Sriracha Mayo:

  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (approx. 1/2 small lime)


  • 1-2 medium avocados diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup cojita/feta cheese crumbled


  • flour or corn tortillas for serving


  • Defrost the frozen shrimp according to package directions. Note: Most recommend defrosting the shrimp overnight in the refrigerator, so don't forget to take it out of the freezer the night before!
  • In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix, chopped cilantro (saving a few leaves for garnish), lime juice, salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together plain greek yogurt, mayonnaise, sriracha, maple syrup and lime juice until combined. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until it starts turning pink. Add garlic, chilli powder, cumin, paprika and chipotle powder and continue to stir another 3-5 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.
  • To each tortilla, add cilantro lime slaw, cooked shrimp, avocado, tomato, red onion, cheese and sriracha mayo. Optional: Add a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!