The Freshest Shrimp Tacos

Inspired by fresh local produce at the farmer’s market, Deirdre created a light, colorful summer recipe for one of her very favorites: tacos! These shrimp tacos pack tons of flavor and freshness!

IMG_5708Ingredients: (makes 4 tacos)

  • 8 oz. shredded red or green cabbage (or mix)
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, washed, peeled, and deveined
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 orange
  • 3 Limes
  • 1-2 avocados, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 2 ears of corn, raw cut right off the cob
  • 2 heaping table spoons of Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • A handful of resh cilantro, chopped
  • Cayenne pepper, kosher salt & fresh ground pepper, and hot sauce to taste

For the cabbage corn slaw, combine the following in a large bowl and whisk together until smooth:

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Greek yogurt/sour cream
  • Diced jalapeño to taste
  • Few splashes of hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • A dash of cayenne, salt, and pepper
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Corn

Mix and set aside.

For the shrimp, combine:

  • Shrimp
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A pinch of cayenne, salt, and pepper
  • Few dashes of hot sauce

Heat a non-stick pan on med-high. Add a splash of olive oil and sauté shrimp until opaque. Build your tacos on warm tortillas of your choice or top a bed of greens for a taco salad! Add avocado, chopped cilantro and hot sauce (optional.) Enjoy!

One Healthy Breakdown: fresh enough for taco Tuesday or taco any day!

Holy Guacamole!

The only thing better than avocado is guacamole! This guac cuts fat and cals – olé!

Recipe adapted from local celebrity chef, Katie Lee via SELF Magazine.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 whole avocado
  • 1 medium-sized tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion or scallions finely chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • splash of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed and steamed OR 1/2 cup shelled edamame OR 1/2 cup green peas

Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until it’s mixed to your ideal guac texture. Guac is perfect for crudite, a salad topper, and yes with chips, salsa, and a cold marg (once in a while!)

One Healthy Breakdown: just when we thought guacamole couldn’t get any better!