5 from 1 vote

Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Soft Tacos

Shrimp make a light yet satisfying meal. By using packaged salad or slaw mix and jarred salsa this effortless meal comes together in under 20 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 365
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1-1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 8 (6-inch) low carb flour tortillas
  • 2 cups baby arugula or packaged cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage/carrots)
  • 1/2 cup roma tomatoes, diced
  • 8 tablespoons jarred salsa verde
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons Boursin herb cheese spread (optional)


  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a bowl. Add fresh lime juice and toss.
  • Combine cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne, if using, in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Sprinkle spices on shrimp and mix to gently coat.
  • Add oil to skillet and heat over medium high heat.
  • Add shrimp to skillet and cook 5-7 minutes until done, turn one time half way through.
  • Warm tortillas according to package.
  • Top tortillas with 1 tablespoon cheese spread (if using), shrimp, arugula or slaw, tomato, salsa, cilantro, and jalapeño (if using).

Recipe Notes

  • Use red salsa or fruity mango salsa if you prefer.
  • Use corn tortillas or hard shells in place of flour tortillas.
  • To keep it Paleo or Keto, enjoy the shrimp rolled in lettuce leaves.
  • Spread 1/2 teaspoons of Boursin herb cheese on the tortilla for a new taco twist.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *8
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3
Nutrition Facts
Spice-Rubbed Shrimp Soft Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 shrimp tacos)
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 78
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.7g13%
Carbohydrates 28.2g9%
Fiber 17.6g70%
Protein 42.9g86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: protein packed shrimp tacos, spicy shrimp tacos