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Shrimp Tacos with Slaw & Pineapple Salsa

These tacos are loaded with creamy slaw, spiced shrimp and sweet & spicy pineapple salsa. It is a killer combination that you will love! They are super easy to put together and are perfect for taco Tuesdays.

Three grain free tortillas filled with creamy cabbage slaw, spiced shrimp and pineapple salsa

I make things super easy on myself and use my homemade Taco Seasoning to spice up the shrimp. I always have a batch on hand to make easy meals like this. I use a hearty amount to really give these tacos a boost of flavor.

Side angle of three grain free tortillas filled with creamy cabbage slaw, spiced shrimp and pineapple salsa

I can’t have any sort of fish or seafood taco without a cabbage slaw, it is how I always grew up eating them. The slaw for these tacos is super easy and goes perfectly with the spiced shrimp. I thinly slice a small head of green cabbage and toss it with a dressing made with sour cream (we use lactose free), lime juice, pineapple juice and cilantro. It is so yummy!

You can use whatever taco shells you prefer. Corn would be a great option for these. My favorite though is Siete grain free tortillas. They are Paleo and gluten free but have such great flavor and texture. I actually get mine in the freezer section of my local Walmart.

Pineapple Salsa:
  • 1 can pineapple – I use some of the juice in the slaw!
  • 2 Tbls cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno – seeded & diced
  • 2 Tbls red onion -diced
  • A squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt

The salsa is such a perfect combination of sweet & spicy! I love it with these tacos or any tacos for that matter. So yummy.

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Shrimp Tacos with Slaw & Pineapple Salsa

Sara
These tacos are loaded with creamy slaw, spiced shrimp and sweet & spicy pineapple salsa. It is a killer combination that you will love!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 499 kcal

Ingredients
  

Shrimp

  • 2 Tbls Avocado Oil
  • 1 lb Raw Shrimp large, peeled, deveined
  • 2 tbls Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne optional*
  • 8 Tortillas we use gluten free

Creamy Slaw

  • 1 Green Cabbage small; cored & shredded
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream I used lactose free
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Limes juiced
  • 2 Tbls Pineapple Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 14 oz can of Pineapple cubed or crusehed
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded & diced
  • 2 Tbls Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbls Red Onion diced
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Shrimp

  • Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and add to a bowl
    Toss with the seasoning and 1 Tbls of the oil and let sit while you prep the rest of the ingredients

Pineapple Salsa

  • Drain the pineapple making sure to reserve 2 Tbls of the juice for the slaw and add it to a bowl
    Add in the remaining ingredients for the salsa and toss to combine. Let chill in the fridge while you cook the shrimp

Creamy Slaw

  • In a large bowl, add the sour cream, lime juice, pineapple juice, and salt. Whisk to combine
    Add in the shredded cabbage and cilantro and toss in the sauce until the cabbage is fully coated
    Let chill in the fridge while you continue to prep
  • Heat a large skillet over medium with the remaining 1 Tbls of oil
    Add in the shrimp in an even layer and cook for 3 minutes then flip and cook an additional 2 minutes (shrimp should be pink and start to curl into a C)
  • Assemble the tacos with the slaw on the bottom, then shrimp and then pineapple salsa on top

Notes

*I add a little cayenne to the shrimp for some heat (feel free to leave it out)
Each serving is two tacos 
Taco Seasoning 

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 32gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 301mgSodium: 1213mgPotassium: 730mgFiber: 9gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 1207IUVitamin C: 111mgCalcium: 372mgIron: 6mg
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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Hello,

    I have never tried this kind of taco, mostly the traditional from a box. I have been trying to be a little more adventurous with my meal planning and thought i would try this so off to the grocery store i went. With luck, most of the ingredients were on sale, a big plus! These were absolutely delicious!! The salsa was perfection! These are definitely going to be a go too recipe especially now that the weather has warmed up!

    Thank you for a dinner that i have never had, and thoroughly enjoyed!

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