Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw
Print Recipe Add to Collection
0 from 0 votes

Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw

Quick and easy, Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Slaw makes a delightful summer taco!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: mexican
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 t . cumin
  • ½ lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 T butter
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • avocado for serving
  • Jalapeno slaw recipe follows

Jalapeno Slaw

  • ½ green or red cabbage cored and shredded
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 2 T chopped green chilies
  • ½ t . dry dill
  • 1 T chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 t . grated onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 t . cumin
  • ½ t . cayenne
  • 1 T fresh cilantro chopped
  • ½ t . salt
  • ½ t . pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine shrimp, cumin, juice of lemon, and salt and toss to combine. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add the butter to the pan. Once the butter is melted, add the shrimp to the pan and cook, stirring often, until the shrimp and pink and just cooked through, 2-3 minutes. Remove to a bowl to keep warm. Wipe the skillet clean, and warm each tortilla in the skillet according to package directions.
  • For slaw: In a large bowl, place the shredded cabbage and set aside. In a blender, blend together the remaining ingredients. Pour half of the dressing over the cabbage and mix well. Add more if needed or set aside the remaining dressing for extra sauce. Refrigerate for up to one week.
  • To serve, place a spoonful of slaw into each tortilla and top with 3-4 shrimp and a slice of avocado.