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Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Here's a tip for this delicious taco dish - buy shrimp already steamed at the market.

Health MARCH 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cooked
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1 medium diced peeled avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa verde
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/4 cups red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips (about 1 pepper)
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Preparation

1. Combine shrimp, beans, scallions, and avocado. Season with pepper. In a separate bowl, stir together the salsa, cilantro, and lime juice. Toss shrimp mixture with 1/4 cup salsa mixture.

2. Arrange tortillas on a microwave-safe plate in batches of 2. Place a damp paper towel over the tortillas and microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds.

3. Arrange 3–4 pepper strips in the center of each tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup of the shrimp-and-bean mixture. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the salsa verde mixture over each taco. Serve with lime wedges and cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 453
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrate: 58g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 166mg
  • Iron: 7mg
  • Sodium: 772mg
  • Calcium: 202mg
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