Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema

shrimp-tacos-with-lime-crema Photo: Andrew McCaul


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion


In a medium bowl, toss shrimp with chili powder, cumin, and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; sauté shrimp 3 minutes, turning once, or until done. Remove from heat; toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice. Fill warmed corn tortillas with shredded lettuce, shrimp mixture and diced red onion; drizzle tacos with lime crema.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tortillas, 1 tablespoon onion, 1/2 cup lettuce, 4 ounces shrimp, 2 tablespoons crema)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 258
Fat per serving: 7.3g
Saturated fat per serving: 2.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 20g
Carbohydrate per serving: 29g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 155mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 665mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

Chili powder adds extra kick, boosts metabolism, eases indigestion, and even fends off garden pests.

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