Rainbow Shrimp Tacos

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos.

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is all about the TACOS – and just in time for Taco Tuesday! If you are taco lover, we got dozens and dozens of creative, healthy, mouthwatering recipes for you from our dietitian and healthy living bloggers (click on The Recipe ReDux logo below to see them all.)

Now, my entry may not be all that unique but I challenged myself to see how many veggies (and fruit) I could jam into a taco. Turns out it’s a rainbow’s worth equaling EIGHT types of fruit and vegetables in this recipe.

Not too shabby.

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Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Tacos are a part of our weekly dinner rotation – they’re versatile, convenient and as this recipe showcases, a great way to get more vegetables and fruit into your and your family’s diet. If you want to stick with the rainbow theme, here are some ideas to get a food of every color (save blue – no naturally blue foods in nature) into your taco:

Red: tomatoes, red sweet peppers, strawberries
Orange: orange sweet peppers, oranges, carrots, butternut squash
Yellow: mango, yellow sweet peppers, pineapple
Green: avocados, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, broccoli
Purple: purple cabbage, red onions
White: onions, mushrooms

My 9-year daughter has decided she likes shrimp again (whoot!) so that’s why I used them as the protein source – not to mention they are one of my all time fav foods. Feel free to swap the shrimp for:

Salmon (or other firm fish like cod or tilapia)
Shredded chicken or pork
Beans
Tofu

And if you read our blog at all, you know that I’ll roast just about anything so I decided to roast the shrimp with the cabbage. (Side note: roasted cabbage is a life changer like in this Roasted Cabbage Carrot Fried Rice and this Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad.) Definitely worth the extra 5 minutes of cooking time vs. cooking stove top!

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Rainbow Shrimp Tacos

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos.

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 8 tacos. 1x

Ingredients

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For the shrimp:

  • 1 1/4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the mango salsa:

  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper: seeded, deveined and diced
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime

Toppings:

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 avocados, pits removed and chopped
  • 8 soft or crunchy corn tortillas
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix shrimp, cabbage, oil, pepper and salt in a bowl. Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for 10 – 12 minutes or until shrimp is done and cabbage is tender. Remove from oven and place in a serving bowl.
  3. While shrimp is cooking, make the salsa. Mix together mango, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice. Place in a small bowl.
  4. Put remaining toppings in small serving bowls. Put tortillas on a serving plate. Add shrimp cabbage mixture and salsa to the serving area so everyone can make their own tacos.

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

What do you like in your tacos?

 

Get more fruit and vegetables into your lunch or dinner with these delicious shrimp tacos. Recipe at Teaspoonofspice.com

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