Shrimp tacos remind me of breezy summer days hanging out at the beach with friends! The flavors and textures are fresh and comforting. And these healthy Weight Watchers chipotle shrimp tacos will delight you with only 3 WW points. 

The best part about these tacos is that they are healthy, low in carbs, low in calories, and high in protein! Oh and they taste super scrumptious especially with fresh salted avocado and a bit of salsa. I also like sprinkling some freshly chopped cilantro on top. 

I love pan frying the shrimp and veggies with a tiny bit of olive oil or cooking spray. A quick and easy 10 minute cook time with seasoning and lemon juice creates the most delightful flavors and textures with little effort. Then just fill up your favorite low carb tortillas for the perfect healthy meal.

two cooked chipotle shrimp tacos on a plate with a lemon

Why you should try this shrimp tacos recipe

  • It’s vibrant, refreshing, and so satisfying 
  • They’re quick and easy to whip up in the moment or for meal prep
  • Each taco has only 180 calories and 3 WW points
  • You can easily make it a 0 WW point meal by subbing the tortilla with a lettuce wrap and holding the cheese and avocado

Ingredients

  • 7 small low carb corn tortillas 
  • ½ lbs medium shrimp de-shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup mushrooms – sliced 
  • ½ cup shredded purple cabbage 
  • 1 cup avocado chunks 
  • 2-3 garlic – sliced 
  • 2 oz cilantro 
  • 2 oz green onions – chopped 
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or cooking spray) 
  • Lemon juice 
  • 1 tbsp chipotle seasoning blend (or combine equal parts chipotle pepper, chipotle chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt)

chipotle shrimp tacos ingredients

How to make chipotle shrimp tacos

  1. Remove the tails from the shrimp and transfer them into a mixing bowl with the olive oil, garlic slices, and seasoning and toss
  2. Heat your skillet on medium high then transfer the shrimp into the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes (tossing a few times) 
  3. While it’s cooking add the mushrooms, cilantro, and green onions into the mixing bowl with a bit more seasoning 
  4. Add this mixture into the pan with the chipotle shrimp and squeeze the lemon juice in and cook another 5 minutes
  5. Let them rest for 2-3 minutes then fill up the tortillas with the shrimp mixture, avocado chunks, and shredded cabbage! 
  6. Drizzle with salsa if you like a saucier taco.

bowl of raw shrimp, garlic, seasoning, and lemon tossed

mushrooms, green onion, cilantro, and seasoning in a bowl

cooked chipotle shrimp and veggies in a skillet

Recipe variations and substitutions

  • Pick your favorite vegetable for these tacos! If you don’t prefer mushrooms or shredded cabbage try something else like spinach and cauliflower rice.
  • Ditch any heavy sauces for salsa or hot sauce. 
  • Want to cut the calories and carbs even more? Substitute the tortillas for lettuce wraps and use cooking spray instead of olive oil. 

Tips and tricks

  • Prep all your vegetables, garlic, lemon, and spice mixture ahead of time for a fuss free cooking process. 
  • You can double the ingredients and make enough for meal prep. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator (in a tightly sealed container) for up to three or four days. 
  • Make sure you take off the tails before you add the shrimp to the chipotle tacos so you don’t accidentally munch on something hard! 
  • If you like a crunchier taco shell, spray a pan with cooking spray and toast your tortillas for 2-3 minutes per side.

What are shrimp tacos made of?

Shrimp tacos have 2 necessary ingredients: tortillas and shrimp! Then just add your favorite vegetables, spices, and toppings. For best results use juicy fresh shrimp (or frozen uncooked) that are deveined and de-shelled. Make it Weight Watchers friendly by using low carb tortillas, low calorie sauce, and little to no oil.

What do you make with shrimp tacos?

Popular sides for shrimp tacos include chips and salsa and guacamole. Also gazpacho or some kind of flavorful light soup for dipping. If you are staying on Weight Watchers though you could have some steamed vegetables or light salad!

How long will grilled shrimp last in the refrigerator?

According to the USDA, grilled shrimp will last up to three to four days in temperatures less than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, you can store your cooked shrimp for up to three months at temperatures less than 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Weight Watchers Chipotle Shrimp Tacos

3 WW points chipotle shrimp tacos with avocado, cabbage, and mushrooms ready in 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 7
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 7 small low carb corn tortillas
  • ½ lb medium shrimp de-shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup mushrooms - sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1/2 avocado - cut into chunks
  • 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 oz cilantro
  • 2 oz green onions chopped
  • 4 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil (or cooking spray)
  • lemon juice to taste
  • tbsp chipotle seasoning blend (or combine equal parts chipotle pepper, chipotle chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt)

Instructions
 

  • Remove the tails from the shrimp and transfer them into a mixing bowl with the olive oil, garlic slices, and seasoning and toss
  • Heat your skillet on medium high then transfer the shrimp into the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes (tossing a few times)
  • While it’s cooking add the mushrooms, cilantro, and green onions into the mixing bowl with a bit more seasoning
  • Add this mixture into the pan with the shrimp and squeeze the lemon juice in and cook another 5 minutes
  • Let them rest for 2-3 minutes then fill up the tortillas with the shrimp mixture, avocado chunks, and shredded cabbage!

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 11.8gProtein: 13gFat: 9.8gSaturated Fat: 3.1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 308mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 292mgIron: 2mg
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