Let’s Taco ’bout It!

Let's Taco 'bout It!

Taco Recipe

Tacos are a quick and easy meal to make with friends, family, or a caregiver any day of the week, but especially on Taco Tuesday! Try this recipe from Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services for a tasty, healthy dinner.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp (fresh or frozen and thawed), peeled, deveined, and tails removed
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 to 8 corn or flour tortillas

Slaw & Shrimp Taco Sauce:

  • 1 c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ jalapeno (optional)
  • ¼ c. tightly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 c. shredded cabbage or slaw mix


  1. Rinse shrimp, pat dry, and transfer to large mixing bowl. Drizzle with ½ tablespoon olive oil and add chili powder, chipotle chili, cumin, and salt. Use more or less seasoning, depending on preferences. Toss to coat and set aside.
  2. Prepare the sauce by adding Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, salt, lime zest, and lime juice to a food processor. Mix until smooth and adjust seasonings as desired.
  3. Add cabbage or slaw mix to a bowl with ½ the prepared sauce. Stir well to coat.
  4. Heat the remaining ½ tablespoon oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook approximately 4 minutes, or until shrimp is no longer translucent inside. Transfer to a plate immediately.
  5. Warm the tortillas (optional) in the microwave by covering them with a slightly damp paper towel for about 30 seconds.
  6. Stuff tortillas with shrimp and slaw, add any additional garnishes (mango salsa, Pico de Gallo, avocados, etc.) and ENJOY!

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