Grilled Shrimp Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

These quick and easy grilled shrimp tacos with cabbage slaw are ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!

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A lot of people get into Taco Tuesday but why should we limit tacos to just one day a week? Quick-cooking, versatile, affordable and kid-friendly, I love turning whatever meat, seafood or veggies we have on hand into a quick and easy taco dinner.

Whether you prefer pork, beef, seafood or chicken, chances are I have a taco recipe you and your family will love.

My oldest is a huge seafood lover so I almost always have a bag of frozen shrimp stocked in the freezer for last-minute dinners like shrimp tacos. Delicious sautéed, broiled or grilled, shrimp cooks in just minutes and is a great source of lean protein.

Of course, the real secret to good tacos is all about the tortilla. They must be warmed up (either charred on an open flame or lightly pan-fried) and they must be served hot. If you serve them cold they will fall apart and flavorless. That doesn’t sound like much fun does it?

Liz Making Shrimp Taco Rub
Liz Making Grilled Shrimp Tacos

With the temps finally heating up, I love utilizing the grill which gives the protein an incredibly smoky, charred flavor. Most recently I decided to create grilled shrimp tacos by mixing up a fast marinade of lime juice, Gourmet Garden Garlic stir-in paste, cumin, and smoked paprika.

Shrimp on the grille

After about 10 minutes in the marinade, they are ready to go. In fact, you don’t want to marinade shrimp in lime juice too long or else it will start to cook (a la ceviche!)

How long should shrimp be grilled for?

Just 2-3 minutes per side! You know grilled shrimp is done when it turns bright pink.

Easy Grilled Shrimp Tacos

While the shrimp are grilling, I like to create a crunchy slaw with whatever veggies I have on hand. This week I had leftover red cabbage, shredded carrots, and scallions but green cabbage, red peppers or thinly sliced red onions would work great too!

Mixing Slaw for Tacos

For the slaw vinaigrette, I simply drizzle the veggies with lime juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Before serving I sprinkle with Gourmet Garden’s lightly dried cilantro for added freshness.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Slaw Recipe

These lightly dried herbs will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 4 weeks! Typically fresh herbs start to wilt after about a week or so. Using Gourmet Garden herbs is a great way to cut down on food waste.

Liz Eating Shrimp Tacos

To serve, scatter the shrimp in a warmed tortilla and top with the crunchy slaw.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Slaw on a plate

No forks required.

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Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

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These quick and easy grilled shrimp tacos with cabbage slaw are ready in 15 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 6 minutes
TOTAL: 21 minutes
Servings: 4


Cabbage Slaw

  • 1 cup red cabbage (shredded)
  • ½ cup carrots (shredded)
  • ½ cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Cilantro – Lightly Dried
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a grill on high heat.
  • In a small bowl, toss together shrimp with next six ingredients (garlic stir-in paste through cayenne.) Grill shrimp on high heat for 2-3 minutes per side or until bright pink.
  • While shrimp are grilling, toss together cabbage slaw in a medium bowl. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve shrimp in warmed tortillas and top with slaw to serve.


Serving: 2tacosCalories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 21gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 1286mgPotassium: 325mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3395IUVitamin C: 22.9mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 3.4mg

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