Elevate your taco night with our Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, a feast for the senses that combines the succulence of grilled shrimp with the crisp freshness of cabbage slaw. This recipe offers a delightful twist on traditional tacos, providing a light and flavorful option that fits within 800 calories. The shrimp are marinated and grilled to perfection, then paired with a zesty cabbage slaw, creating a harmonious balance of textures and tastes. With the benefits of lean protein, vibrant vegetables, and a burst of citrusy flavors, these tacos are a wholesome choice for those seeking a delicious and health-conscious meal that’s quick and easy to prepare.


  • – 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • – 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • – 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – 8 small corn or whole-wheat tortillas

– Cabbage Slaw:

  •   – 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  •   – 1 carrot, grated
  •   – 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  •   – 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  •   – 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  •   – 1 tablespoon lime juice
  •   – Salt and pepper to taste
  • – Optional toppings: sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, hot sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine shrimp with olive oil, chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Allow it to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers and grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
  4. While the shrimp are grilling, prepare the cabbage slaw by combining shredded cabbage, grated carrot, chopped cilantro, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Toss until well coated.
  5. Warm the tortillas on the grill for about 20 seconds on each side.
  6. Assemble the tacos by placing grilled shrimp on each tortilla and topping with cabbage slaw.
  7. Garnish with optional toppings like sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, and hot sauce.
  8. Serve the Grilled Shrimp Tacos hot and enjoy this flavorful and healthful meal!

Health Benefits

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw offer a balance of flavors and nutritional benefits, making them a fantastic choice for a health-conscious meal. Shrimp, a lean source of protein, provides essential amino acids for muscle health and satiety. The cabbage slaw brings in a variety of vitamins and minerals, and the addition of Greek yogurt not only enhances creaminess but also contributes probiotics for gut health. Using whole-wheat tortillas increases the fiber content, promoting digestive health and providing sustained energy. The array of spices in the shrimp marinade adds not only depth of flavor but also antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. By opting for this recipe, you’re choosing a tasty and well-balanced meal that combines the goodness of protein, fiber, and vibrant vegetables, contributing to a wholesome and satisfying dining experience.