Shrimp Tacos with Cole Slaw

We really like shrimp tacos ~ but the kicker here is the great tangy slaw that only makes them better!  The fringe benefit is that the tacos have fewer calories, since neither sour cream, nor shredded cheese is needed.

I saw this on Bonnie’s blog, From a Writer’s Kitchen, and knew what my next new recipe would be.  I’ve been a fan of her blog for over 2 years, not only for her good recipes, but her way of writing; she has that dry sense of humor I like ~ with great stories about a love in her life, Oliver.  If you haven’t visited, you must!

Back to the tacos ~ they were truly a big hit with us!  The tangy dressing on the slaw was perfect mingling with the shrimp.  I know, for sure, theses tacos will be making a repeat performance here many times…

The slaw makes a delicious side dish for ribs and burgers too!  Thanks for the recipe, Bonnie!

Try it, bet you’ll like it too!

Cole Slaw

Mix together:

2 cups shredded cabbage

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

¼ cup chopped parsley

For dressing, mix together:

3 tablespoons sugar (I used Splenda)

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used Canola)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon seasoned pepper (my addition)

Add dressing to shredded cabbage mixture about an hour before serving.


For Shrimp Tacos with Cole Slaw:

Simply heat corn or flour tortillas and spoon in boiled (or roasted) shrimp and the cole slaw.


Be sure to visit my friend; Linda's blog, My Kind of Cooking, for her great cookbooks, tips and delicious recipes!


  1. Pam: I'm so glad that you liked the slaw! I think it might just be my go-to recipe from now on!! Thanks for the kind words.

    Our California son arrives today. Just in time for hotter weather. Looks like we might have to crank up the ac!!


  2. I'm so excited you are back blogging again!

    I'll be looking forward to your healthy recipes, something I would like to move towards also.

    Off to read your posts!!

  3. I love anything taco and these look super! Thanks!

  4. These sound amazing, Pam! Bill doesn't like much seafood, but he is a fan of shrimp. I'm going to make these soon...yum!

  5. Glad to see that you are back to blogging, too. I just happen to have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer. Now, I just need some cabbage to make the slaw. Great idea!

  6. Hi Pam! The tacos look amazing and so delicious! Very refreshing treat for summer :D

  7. Pam, I know we would like these tacos. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  8. The coleslaw is simple and perfect! We do a lot of fish and shrimp tacos here and you are right.. the key is the slaw!!

  9. These tacos look fab and the slaw is wonderful! Great combination and I can't wait to make them! Thanks for sharing!

  10. These tacos look amazing Pam! I love Mexican!

  11. Splenda is my Frenda. Taco makes me macho. Slaw is awe (some).

  12. We enjoy anything containing Shrimp. Sure looks yummy! :)

  13. Blogger just threw me out of here. I am trying again and hope this will go through.

    I love the idea of cole slaw in a taco.

  14. I love shrimp tacos! These look healthy and delicious!

  15. Oh my, so delicious! I've made scallop tacos, but I love shrimp! I can't wait to ake these!

  16. Mmm healthy tacos!! They look super tasty.

  17. Mmmm that looks yummy, My husband is not a salad fan but he loves cole slaw. Will try this out on him. Thanks. Have a great weekend Diane

  18. Love everything about these, including the fact that they are healthy, which you can't always say about tacos.

  19. Ooh - I adore shrimp tacos with slaw. These look great!


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