Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Little known fact, gentlemen. Tacos are the food of genius." -Heather Brewer, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Easy, easy, easy! When I was working on this recipe I wanted to make it as simple as possible. All you have to do is toss the shrimp together with the spices, cook the onions and cabbage, and add the shrimp. Super simple.

The best part is that this is the perfect way to improve your Med Diet Score with a serving of whole grains, veggies, seafood, and great quality fats. Delicious and great for you.


Shrimp Tacos

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 3 tacos

Cooking Time: 30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes good leftovers. Store the filling separately from the taco shells or tortillas and then make tacos to order.

Shrimp Tacos, an easy healthy recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 8 ounces shrimp (peeled, deveined and sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika (smoked paprika is better)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 ounces cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 6 corn taco shells
  • 1/2 avocado (thinly sliced)

Place the garlic, shrimp, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, paprika and salt in a small bowl.

Toss until well coated and refrigerate for at least an hour.

When ready to serve place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the onion and cook for about 7 minutes. Stir frequently.

Reduce the heat to medium and the cabbage and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 5 to minutes. Stir frequently to coat the mix the onions, cabbage and shrimp together.  

Serve in taco shells topped with avocado.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 tacos

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 500 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 26%
    Saturated Fat 3.5g 19%
    Monounsaturated Fat 11g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 185mg 61%
Sodium 490mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 15g 53%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 20% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 50mcg Potassium 1100mg