Shrimp and Cabbage Tacos with a Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

I don’t guess I need to remind you of my undying love for the taco.

Yeah. Probably not.


And okay, I have a question. Do you talk to yourself in the shower? Like, meal plan, recipe develop, map out the day, work on your best impression of Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie”?

So glad we’re on the same page.

We ARE on the same, right?

We’re so not on the same page.


Sometimes I feel like nothing can get done unless I talk it out real good in the shower. It’s like the water sets it all in motion. The shampoo seals the deal. The conditioner reaffirms my life decisions. And those hips, they don’t lie, you guys.


These tacos right here are a product of shower self babbling.

So was using stick candles as a home spun ear wax removal system but that’s not important right now.


This was me, talking to myself:

Me, “I really want to throw in some cabbage, but I think people normally use purple cabbage in tacos. And I already know I’m buying some green because of that awesome thing I’m making with it later in the week.”

Me, “Yeah, purple cabbage seems to be standard, but I totes bet green would be fine. OHHH and I should make a yogurty sort of dressing with lime and cilantro before that yogurt grows moldy legs and straight up hitch hikes right out of the fridge.”


Me, “But I shouldn’t tell my readers about the mold because it’s a food blog and the rules say never to talk about anything gross.”

Me, “HAHAHAHAHAAH HA HAH A HAH A HA HA HAH RIIIIIGHT. Oh, OW that shampoo in my eye really stings.”


And because I couldn’t make a freaking decision on a hero image, you get 5! Yes I can count. There’s one at the top, SEELLY.

Oh! It’s like glamour shots in the mall in the 80s! Okay tilt your head. Yesssss.

Now put your hand under your chin. Niiiiice.


Okay look right at me with a little grin. Perrrrrfeeeect.

Now lean in just a little so I can face-plant into you. Loooooove it.

I’ll never be able to dance like Shakira.

Shrimp and Cabbage Tacos with a Cilantro Yogurt Sauce:

What it took for 4 tacos:

* 1 bunch cilantro, ends trimmed and rinsed
* 2 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1/2 lime (for the juice)
* 1/2 jalapeno pepper
* 3 Tbs. greek yogurt
* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 pound shrimp, thawed, deveined and pat dry
* 2 cups shredded green cabbage
* 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
* 4 flour tortillas
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

In a food processor, combine the cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blitz blitz. Add the yogurt and blitz until smooth. Taste it. Pass out.

Bring the oil to a medium high heat and arrange the shrimp in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper. Sear shrimp on one side for 2 minutes, flip and sear 30 more seconds. Remove from heat.

Combine the shrimp with the yogurt sauce. Add the shredded cabbage and toss to combine.

Bring the pan back to a medium high heat. Add a little more oil if needed. Add the diced bell pepper and saute 2 minutes.

Tuck the shrimp and cabbage mixture and red bell pepper into warm tortillas.

Serve with guacamole. Duh.





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37 Responses to Shrimp and Cabbage Tacos with a Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

  1. Villy @ For the love of Feeding March 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm #
    Talk to myself in the shower, car, etc.. *Sigh*. The tacos look awesome! Although I will have to replace the cilantro with something else (mint? basil?) cause I cannot stand it.. (do you know that the aversion to cilantro is a genetic treat? To you it might smell great, to me you don't want to know... Sorry for the trivial info :) )
  2. Cookin' Cowgirl March 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm #
    bahahaaha, I also often have the Me "...", Me "...", Me ".." conversations!!! SO glad I'm not the only one. And she was correct, her hips DON'T lie!
  3. Kelli Williams March 7, 2012 at 3:25 pm #
    Yum Bev! You are my new "go to" recipe guide! Love it! And you crack me up as I read your posts.
  4. Cassie March 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm #
    Mouth is watering. Oh, this sauce! I totally talk to myself in the shower. No big deal.
  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) March 7, 2012 at 3:41 pm #
    that sauce, i want it. now!
  6. Kelly March 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm #
    Two words... yum, yum. Looks delicious!
  7. Amy March 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm #
    Hey, I've talked about dog poop on my blog before. THAT has to be a cardinal sin. And um...I could/would/should eat 4 of these.
  8. Julia March 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm #
    I was on a run this am mapping out my day, meal planning, mentally recipe developing... And then I see these tacos. And how about I just throw out tonight's dinner and make these instead? Yep, sounds like a plan to me!
  9. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga March 7, 2012 at 4:47 pm #
    These are the prettiest fish or shrimp tacos I've ever seen! I wish I wasn't allergic to shrimp b/c I want one of these tacos!
  10. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables March 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm #
    oh we're totally on the same page
  11. Laurie {Simply Scratch} March 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm #
    These totally got it goin' on!
  12. Karriann March 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm #
    Your Shrimp and Cabbage Tacos with a Cilantro Yogurt Sauce looks perfect! And yes, my hand was under my chin LOL! "Spice it Up"
  13. kelsey March 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm #
    I've died and gone to heaven. GIMMIE NOW!
  14. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids March 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm #
    The tacos look delicious! And, of course, everyone does their best thinking, singing, and dancing in the shower.
  15. Margarita March 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm #
    I love shrimp and cilantro yogurt! This looks amazingly good... I want it!
  16. Deliciously Organic March 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm #
    I will be making the shrimp with yogurt cilantro sauce pronto. Love this idea!
  17. Deanna B. March 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm #
    I meal plan in the shower. And standing in the pantry. And at the grocery store. I'm the crazy lady talking to the potatoes. Great looking tacos!
  18. Chris Knight March 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm #
    Bev, I bounced from the now defunct Prana and Pie site to yours just so I could get my food porn fix, and now I'm hooked! Totally doing the tacos tonight. I'll let you know the results. Chris
  19. Katie March 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm #
    Seriously, all of your sauces are swim-in worthy. Or shower-in worthy, I guess. The point is...I want these tacos.
  20. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen March 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm #
    I'm making that sauce and it's going on some skirt steak tonight! Yesssss.
  21. Louise March 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm #
    OMG... 3 of my food favourites in one dish! And I didn't even see it coming... Shrimp, kale and cilantro in one dish. Beauty! This dish has to be tried out asap! Thanks for sharing :-)
  22. Katie | Healthnut Foodie March 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm #
    These look so pretty! ...and yes, shakin' it like a salt shaker in the shower is totally normal... (right?!?)
  23. Kathleen Richardson March 7, 2012 at 11:56 pm #
    Look at those greeny tacos just in time for St. Pat's Day. They do look good! Shrimp and cabbage--not a combo I would have thought of, but you added cilantro which I can't resist.
  24. Julie @ Table for Two March 8, 2012 at 2:46 am #
    wahhhh you're killing me! I've been craving tacos/mexican food for days now and i still haven't gotten my fill! these look soo good, I just want to eat the screen. I can't resist a good taco! now off to make these...or run to my nearest mexican restaurant and pray they're open at this hour ;)
  25. Em (Wine and Butter) March 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm #
    These look so good and healthy!! In the UK you CANNOT get good taco shells (only the super crispy kind of nasty ones) It drives me crazy but I bet these would be amazing even without the shells. What a lame sounding comment that was. I WANT THESE TACOS. That was an improvement I think.
  26. Deborah March 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm #
    Seriously - you make everything look so good!!
  27. Taylor March 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm #
    Yummm! I love shrimp tacos! I'm definitely going to try your sauce the next time I make them!
  28. Ashley@BakerbyNature March 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm #
    I need these tacos in mah life NOW! Yeah... talking to myself about tacos in the office - not crazy at all....
  29. Jenny @ Savour the Senses March 13, 2012 at 7:55 am #
    Cabbage is so in right now. This looks like a cabbage recipe is could get into!
  30. Katz March 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm #
    I'm sitting here drooling into my lap! Want to guess what I'm fixing for supper! This looks tremendous!
  31. bobby September 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm #
    im going to make these tonight! i also sing shakira and J-lo in the shower while i get my mise in place ready in my mind haha. thanks for this great blog!
  32. Adriane September 19, 2015 at 1:03 pm #
    Seriously? Where's the ONION??? Other than that they read delicious. So sorry but I was born with a "must have onion" gene. I think they would be the icing on the cake. Anyway, you've given me a wonderful idea for lunch tomorrow thanks
    • Bev Weidner September 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm #
      Hahahah! Oh, man - add some onion!


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