Healthy Shrimp Tacos (Low Calorie)

Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

This Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make (start to finish!) and just 179 calories! I’ve included healthy shrimp tacos toppings to help you make the best low calorie shrimp taco recipe you’ve ever had!

Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Everything You’ll Need

  • 1 pound large shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Olive Oil spray
  • 10 tortillas (flour or corn tortillas)
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado 
  • ½ red onion 
  • 2 limes
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Healthy toppings below in the recipe card

Healthy Shrimp Tacos

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Low Calorie Shrimp Tacos Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep

  1. Prep – Clean the shrimp and make the shrimp sauce.
  2. Cover – Place each in separate bags or containers until ready to use.
  3. Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  4. Cook – Defrost overnight in the fridge if frozen. Cook as directed below (you can print out the recipe card and tape it to the top).

Leftover Storage

  • Cook – Cook the shrimp as directed below.
  • Individual or Family Servings – Add single servings of cooked shrimp to individual containers for single serve. Or as many servings as you need for the full family for family servings. Cover and store for later. 
  • Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  • Reheat – Defrost in the fridge if frozen. Microwave for 3 minutes, or add to a hot dry pan pan medium heat flipping to avoid burning.
Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

shrimp tacos

Low Calorie Shrimp Tacos

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This healthy shrimp taco recipe is just 179 calories per taco! These simple shrimp tacos come with a low calorie shrimp taco sauce too!
Enjoy low calorie shrimp tacos with healthy toppings, without hurting your diet!
Note: The nutrition is based on corn tortillas, and includes the shrimp taco sauce.
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10 tacos
Calories 179 kcal


Simple Shrimp Tacos:

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • Olive Oil spray
  • 10 tortillas flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado sliced thin
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • Juice of 1 lime

Shrimp Taco Sauce:

Optional Shrimp Taco Toppings:


  • To a blender or food processor, combine the Shrimp Taco Sauce ingredients and pulse until smooth. Set aside to marinate while you work on the shrimp tacos.
  • In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the taco seasoning until evenly coated.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil and add in the shrimp.
  • Cook the shrimp for 3-4 minutes, flipping once, until they are opaque and cooked through. Squeeze over the lime juice, toss well and then remove from heat.
  • Fill each flour tortilla with cabbage, cilantro, a slice of avocado, a few shrimp. Top with Shrimp Taco Sauce and any additional toppings you desire.


Serving: 1tacoCalories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 18.1gProtein: 17.7gFat: 4.7gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 3.8gCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken tacos, Main Course, shrimp
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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  1. 5 stars
    I have made this recipe many times and it is soooo good! It’s an easy recipe to cut in half when there is only one or two people eating. I have made many of Audrey’s recipes and have never been disappointed.

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