Close up picture of easy shrimp tacos garnished with cilantro.

Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce

Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos are a healthy, gluten-free, and quick taco recipe to whip up on a busy weeknight!  Toss together your blackened shrimp seasoning, whip up the cilantro lime shrimp taco sauce, and you'll have this easy taco recipe on the table in under 30 minutes!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 14 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 479 kcal


  • 1 ½ lbs. shrimp jumbo, deveined, tails removed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ⅛-¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. oregano dried
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt plain, dairy-free
  • cup cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 corn tortillas or cauliflower rice*
  • 1 cup red cabbage shredded
  • 1 avocado cut into slices
  • Cilantro
  • See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #3


  1. Place deveined shrimp in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings over shrimp and toss to combine.
  4. Place butter or oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add half of the shrimp to the skillet. Cook shrimp for 3-4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  5. While shrimp are cooking add yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  6. Serve shrimp in a toasted corn tortilla with cilantro-lime yogurt sauce, red cabbage, avocado, and additional cilantro.  See this recipe in Healthy Meal Plan #3.

Recipe Notes

*Instead of tacos, you can serve blackened shrimp over cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative.

**Nutritional information is calculated for 2 tacos.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 445mg 148%
Sodium 1895mg 79%
Potassium 593mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 2g
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 25.3%
Vitamin C 31.7%
Calcium 34.3%
Iron 28.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.