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Mexican Shrimp TacosMexican Shrimp Tacos

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

May 5, 2013



Makes 4 servings



  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sliced, peeled avocado
  • 1 cup finely chopped, peeled ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas



  1. Place cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika and black pepper in a bowl and combine with garlic; add shrimp and toss to coat. Heat skillet to medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; cook until pink. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  2. Combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, avocado and next 5 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon red pepper). Stir in jalapeņo.
  3. Heat tortillas according to package instructions. Divide shrimp evenly among tortillas. Top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold tortillas in half; serve immediately.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 315
Fat: 12.4 g
Saturated fat: 1.9 g
Monounsaturated fat: 6.8 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8 g
Protein: 26.2 g
Carbohydrate: 29.1 g
Fiber: 5.8 g
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Iron: 2.1 mg
Sodium: 521 mg
Calcium: 65 mg


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