Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Last night’s dinner was really good and so easy to throw together.  When you need a fast meal, I like to take advantage of grocery store items that help save time.  If you have a bag of frozen shrimp, shredded lettuce (or cabbage), pico, and tortillas, you’ve basically got shrimp tacos!

Frozen, tail off, peeled and deveined shrimp are always on sale and in our freezer because all you have to do is thaw and heat.  You can thaw them in the fridge, but I usually put them in a strainer and run cold water over them for a couple minutes, then dry with a kitchen towel. 

The store bought pico is super convenient, but I sometimes add a fresh squeeze of lime or more onion since ours tends to be heavy on the tomato.

I made a simple taco sauce with low fat sour cream, a touch of milk, some paprika, salt-free seasoning, and low sodium old bay.  
I grilled the shrimp in olive oil and garlic and seasoned with old bay.  The tortillas were heated in a dry skillet.
Finally, just assemble your tacos.  I layered the sauce, lettuce, pico, sliced avocado, and then the shrimp.
The bag of shrimp above made four tacos. 
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  1. OOoo sounds like this is going to be my dinner tonight!
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  2. I do this too… it's our favorite dinner. For my sauce, I blend up an avocado, a small cup of fat-free greek yogurt, lime, garlic, and cilantro. Then I toss it with some cabbage and let it sit while I cook the shrimp. So healthy and so delicious!

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