Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

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Looking for an easy dinner recipe that your family will love? Don’t wait for Taco Tuesday to serve these Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos…they’re perfect for any night of the week!

Looking for an easy dinner recipe that your family will love? Don't wait for Taco Tuesday to serve these Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos...they can be your main course any night of the week!


My family loves tacos but for some reason our Taco Tuesday always seems to fall on a Monday. It’s almost become a running joke in our family because we never actually have tacos on a Tuesday. We don’t care. Like my turkey meatloaf, shrimp stuffed peppers and baked ziti with veggies, these cilantro lime shrimp tacos have become a family favorite!

Since our house is filled with shrimp lovers, I thought I’d give shrimp tacos a try this time. My favorite thing about them is how easy they are to make. I am way too busy, even in the summer, to spend all night cooking a meal. I prefer an easy dinner recipe, but it has to be delicious too. This one definitely fits the bill!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Start with 1/4 pound of shrimp and add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro and the juice from 1 1/2 limes.

Cilantro lime shrimp tacos start with shrimp, cilantro and lime juice

After marinating for at least an hour, cook over medium heat.

Cook shrimp over medium heat.

That was the hardest part…not so bad, right? Now, take your tortilla shell and add shrimp.

Cilantro lime shrimp tacos start with a generous amount of shrimp

Next, add your avocados…

Avocados make your cilantro lime shrimp tacos even better

purple onion and shredded lettuce…

and gorgonzola cheese.

Top your cilantro lime tacos with gorgonzola cheese

Finally, add the cilantro lime dressing. I just used a store bought dressing but if you have extra time, you can always make your own.

The dressing is what makes these cilantro lime shrimp tacos so good

Now you’re ready for dinner!

These cilantro lime shrimp tacos make a delicious, yet easy dinner

This is such an easy dinner recipe, perfect for when we’ve been out and about and get home late.

Cilantro lime shrimp tacos ready to eat

These turned out so good that I could eat them every night of the week!

Cilantro lime shrimp tacos overview

My littlest doesn’t eat shrimp so I left it off hers and she loved them just the same. I think I may even try it with chicken next time.

5 from 4 votes

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Looking for an easy but delicious dinner recipe? These cilantro lime shrimp tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday…or any other day of the week!


  • 1/2 lb shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 1/2 limes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado cut into chunks
  • 1/4 purple onion. cut into thin slices
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
  • 2/3 cup cilantro lime dressing
  • 6-8 small tortillas


  • Combine shrimp, cilantro and the juice from 1 1/2 limes. Mix well
  • Let marinate at least one hour
  • Cook over medium heat until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  • Fill tortillas with shrimp, avocado, purple onion, lettuce and gorgonzola.
  • Drizzle with cilantro lime dressing
  • Enjoy


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 969mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Looks very tasty!

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