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Shrimp tacos with sweet and tangy mango salsa and creamy cilantro lime sauce.

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

These shrimp tacos with mango salsa are a quick and easy dinner option that features tender shrimp, sweet and tangy mango salsa, and creamy cilantro lime sauce, all inside warm corn tortillas.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 437kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the shrimp

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • chili powder and salt to taste

For the mango salsa

  • 1 cup mango finely diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper minced (remove seeds and ribs to make it milder)
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves finely chopped

For the creamy cilantro lime sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream (can use light)
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ cup prepared green salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste

For assembly

  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas


  • For the shrimp: Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large pan. Season both sides of the shrimp with chili powder and salt to taste. Place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan and sear for 2-3 minutes per side, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • For the mango salsa: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, add salt to taste. Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes, up to 4 hours.
  • For the creamy cilantro sauce: Place all ingredients in the food processor; process until sauce is smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve: Warm the tortillas. Add a spoonful of sauce, a handful of cabbage and place the shrimp on top of the cabbage. Top with mango salsa and serve immediately.


Make Ahead: The mango salsa and cilantro sauce can be made up to 4 hours in advance.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 387mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2015IU | Vitamin C: 62.3mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 4.1mg