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Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Throw this recipe together for the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal to get out of the traditional taco rut.

Nutrition Tip: Let shrimp be the star of your next seafood night! This quality protein is high in selenium, a mineral needed for the body to efficiently fight off free radicals and infections.

Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Citrus Shrimp Tacos

Throw this recipe together for the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal to get out of the traditional taco rut.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced orange
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 3/4 pounds peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon no-salt seafood seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 RealSweet® Vidalia® onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. Mix oranges, pineapple and cilantro in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Marinate shrimp in orange juice, lime juice and seafood seasoning in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add pepper and onion, and cook 4 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add cabbage and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add shrimp, and beans, and cook 4-6 minutes, or until shrimp turns opaque. Remove from heat.
  4. Fill each tortilla with shrimp/vegetable mixture, avocado and pineapple-orange salsa.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 taco
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 11gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 685mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 10gProtein: 21g

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Trish James

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Trish James

Trish is a grocery industry veteran of 15 years, specifically in the produce industry for nine, working alongside health-conscious brands. Trish is the mom of two very active boys and passionate about helping others, especially in her community, which is why she appreciates the work we do at Produce for Kids. She can be found volunteering weekly at her local food bank. Trish loves providing useful, relevant, and realistic resources to Produce for Kids followers – no parent-shaming, just inspiring new habits and celebrating wins. Find her regular contributions on the Produce for Kids Blog.

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