The easiest Shrimp Tacos you will ever make!

I’m telling you, these are the easiest Shrimp Tacos you’ll ever make. What’s better than easy, fast, healthy & delicious? Can you believe I’m eating this during contest prep at 4 weeks out? Yum!

Shrimp Tacos

1 lb of shrimp and cut into thirds
8 oz fat free Greek style yogurt (I use Voskos)
¼ cup chopped cilantro
3 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice
A pinch or two of cayenne pepper
½ a head of cabbage, shredded
8 corn tortillas
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Essence from  Emeril – see recipe below


Mix yogurt, cayenne, salt & pepper, lime juice and chopped cilantro, in a small bowl, set aside.

Sauté shrimps in a little bit of olive oil and season with salt, pepper and a dash of Essence over medium heat just until done. They cook up in just a few minutes… so be sure to watch them!

Heat tortillas over medium heat in a dry skillet until warm and starting to form small brown spots. Set aside on a plate covered with a clean kitchen towel.

Now just build your taco! Place a scoop of cabbage on the warmed tortillas taco, then top with shrimp, and cilantro sauce… enjoy!

Serves 4.

Note: I’m not posting the calorie & macronutrient breakdown since it could vary depending on the tortillas you use or the brand of Greek Yogurt. 

Essence from Emeril Lagasse  – BAM!!!


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme


Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup
(I use Essence to spice many things: Chicken, Fish, Shrimp, Pork Roast, Pastas, Etc. so I always make sure to have some handy)

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  • 06/19/2011 - 9:18 am

    Amanda - yum – im am so going to make the essence – so versatile. did you make this up yourself?ReplyCancel

  • 06/19/2011 - 8:36 pm

    Ana C. - Hey Amanda! No, the essence recipe came from Emeril Lagasse who is a very famous Chef here in the US. His recipes are delicious but not health all the time. You can take a look at some of his work here:

  • 01/29/2016 - 5:55 pm

    Christine C - I made this tonight! Oy! It is definitely Muy Delish!ReplyCancel

  • 01/29/2016 - 5:55 pm

    Christine C - I made this tonight ~ Oy! It is definitely Muy Delish!ReplyCancel

    • 02/10/2016 - 10:41 pm

      Ana @ Muy Delish - Yay!!!! So good to hear this! Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed it. XOReplyCancel

  • 06/07/2016 - 12:25 am

    Chef Dennis Berry - This dish looks fabulous! For more healthy and nutrition food recipes videos and “Weight Loss Challenge Tips “please clicks on this link….ReplyCancel

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