Keyword: how do i make cilantro lime sauce for tacos
Prep Time: 25minutes
Cook Time: 5minutes
Cilantro Lime Sauce
1/2cupfresh cilantro leaves
1lbshrimptail-on, pre-cooked and thawed
3tbsp olive oil
2tbsptaco seasoning2-3 tbsp
1cupcheddar cheeseshredded, optional
8small flour tortillas
lime wedges and cilantrofor serving
Make The Sauce
In a food processor or blender, combine the sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, green onions, salt and pepper. Process/puree until creamy. Pour into a container, cover and chill until ready to serve.
Make The Tacos
Place the shrimp in a rimmed, shallow pan. Drizzle the olive oil over top of the shrimp and toss to coat. Spoon the taco seasoning evenly over the shrimp, making sure all surfaces are coated. Let sit in pan for 5 minutes.
Pour the contents of the pan into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until shrimp are heated through. Transfer to a serving bowl (include liquid).
Place tortillas on plates and top with shrimp, cheese (if using), tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, onions, guacamole, jalapenos (if using) and salsa. Squeeze lime juice over tops, if desired, top with cilantro and the Cilantro Lime Sauce and serve!
I omitted the cheese from our version of Shrimp Tacos because the Cilantro Lime Sauce added the perfect amount of flavor.
For a healthier sauce, replace the sour cream with Greek yogurt.
You can add tons of jalapenos and/or use spicy salsa for a super-spicy taco or you can omit the jalapenos and use a mild salsa for a mild taco. You can also add diced green chiles or chili powder for extra spice.
Add guacamole or salsa, or both, as toppings! Go crazy with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The stars of this recipe are the shrimp and the Cilantro Lime Sauce. Everything else is icing on the cake.
Great options for cheeses for tacos: cheddar, mozzarella, pepperjack or cotija cheese.
Garlic powder or fresh garlic would be a great addition to the shrimp.