Cajun Spiced Shrimp Tacos

Cajun spice pairs perfectly with the shrimp and cilantro crema in these tacos. Make these Cajun spiced shrimp tacos for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or impress when you have guests!


For the Cilantro Crema:

  • 2 tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tsp low fat sour cream
  • 5 tsp cold water

For the Shrimp Taco Filling:

  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 cup white onion (about half a medium sized onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

To Serve the Tacos:

  • 6 small sized soft tortillas
  • 6 tsp Tex Mex light shredded cheese
  • 6 leaves of lettuce, shredded


For the Cilantro Crema:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the chopped cilantro until you reach your desired leaf size.
  2. Add the low fat sour cream and cold water to the food processor and pulse until well combined.  Add more water if you want a runnier consistency.

For the Shrimp Taco Filling:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, season shrimp with Cajun seasoning and mix well to ensure all shrimp are covered with and even layer of spice.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add oil to the hot pan and sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are soft, approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Add the seasoned shrimp to the pan and sauté until cooked through, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.

To Serve:

  1. Heat tortillas in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds, or on a pan on the stove for 30 to 45 seconds.  The tortillas should be soft and bend easily without breaking.
  2. Add cheese and lettuce to the tortillas.
  3. Add 3 shrimp to each taco.
  4. Drizzle cilantro crema over the tacos and serve.