Shrimp Tacos

Gone are the days of boring beef tacos. Try these tasty shrimp tacos seasoned with a little spicy cayenne and chili powder and topped with healthy black beans and avocado. Light, easy and delicious.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 tomato seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges for garnish


  • In a large bowl, mix the oil, chili powder, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Lightly coat a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp and garlic and cook until the shrimp are just opaque, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  • In another bowl, combine the beans, scallions, jalapeño, tomato and lime juice.
  • Divide the shrimp and bean mixture evenly among tortillas.
  • Serve with lime wedges

Nutritional Value

  • Serving size: 2 tacos
  • 218calories
  • 16g carbohydrate
  • 16g protein
  • 10g fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 5g dietary fiber
  • 86mg cholesterol
  • 135mg sodium

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