Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

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Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw, a unique twist on a shrimp taco and ready in under 20 minutes!

Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw, a unique twist on a shrimp taco and ready in under 30 minutes!

The shrimp is so delicious, it’s sauteed with just a tough of butter and lemon juice. Top it with a Caesar salad slaw for a quick and easy dinner that’s fresh and light. If you like seafood tacos you will also love these Lobster Tacos and these Scallop Tacos.

Shrimp scampi in a bright white skillet.

Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw, a unique twist on a shrimp taco and ready in under 20 minutes!

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Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw, a unique twist on a shrimp taco and ready in under 20 minutes!
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Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

307 Cals 27 Protein 27 Carbs 9.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
A unique twist on a shrimp taco – shrimp sauteed with butter and lemon juice topped with Caesar salad slaw, so fresh and light and takes less than 20 minutes to make!


  • 5 tablespoons Skinny Creamy Caesar Dressing, divided (recipe follows)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 scallions, chopped

For the Skinny Creamy Caesar Dressing*:

  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovy filets
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • In a small blender or food processor, combine dressing ingredients.  Process until smooth, adding a little water, if necessary, for thinner consistency. Set aside.
  • Add butter and oil to a large skillet over medium heat.  When butter is melted, add garlic and sauté 30 seconds.  Add shrimp and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, flip, then add another 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook an additional 2 minutes or until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.  Remove from heat and add red pepper (if using), lemon juice, and parsley.  Toss to evenly coat.
  • Meanwhile, heat tortillas according to package directions. In a medium bowl, toss lettuce with 2 tablespoons Caesar dressing.
  • Divide tortillas and shrimp evenly among 4 plates.  Spoon pan sauce over shrimp, top each with freshly grated parmesan, scallions, and Caesar slaw.  Divide remaining 3 tablespoons of dressing evenly over tacos.


*Makes about ¾ cup.  You will only need 5 tablespoons for this recipe.  Refrigerate remaining dressing in an airtight container for up to a week.


Serving: 2tacos, Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 9.5g, Cholesterol: 150mg, Sodium: 566mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 10
Keywords: shrimp scampi, shrimp scampi tacos, shrimp tacos



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  2. Can you please start notating which cookbooks these are in?? Or if they’re website only…it would really help . I am an avid supporter and own all the books so a reference would be WONDERFUL!!!

  3. Loved this but needed to cut the time involved….so, instead of raw shrimp, I bought pre-cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp which was frozen. I thawed it and cooked as directed in this recipe – the result was perfect.

    Instead of making the Caesar dressing, I bought Boat House Caesar dressing which is yogurt based and delicious. Saved me a lot of time!

    I used Mission Carb Balance wheat tortillas.

  4. Absolutely LOVED this!! We did use our favorite homemade Caesar salad dressing, but otherwise evweything was as written. Used Red Argentinian frozen shrimp from Costco (defrosted)-wild caught, deveined, and tails off. I want to have this again tomorrow!!!!!

  5. Just made this for dinner. My kids and I agree – so delicious. And I love the fact that it’s healthy and helping me hit my weight loss goals.

  6. My husband and I loved this recipe.  I made dressing without anchovies cause I don’t like them.  Delicious dressing delightful meal! Such and great Lenten meal or anytime for that matter

    • My husband and I enjoyed this recipe! I served his with the tortillas & I served mine as a salad. So much flavor! Thanks for another awesome recipe Gina!
      You are awesome!

  7. So easy to make and so full of flavor. Make extra because this will go fast! Thanks Gina for another keeper!

  8. So good and easy! Definitely the only ceasar dressing I’ll ever make now!

  9. Hands down this is one of my family’s favorites! It’s super fresh, tastes delicious and is super simple to make!

  10. Can you tell me how many FS points for just the skinny creamy caesar dressing?

  11. Delicious! Hubby and kids approved!

  12. Gina,
    I made these for my family of last night we all LOVED them! Both of my children (5 and 12) asked for seconds and were disappointed when it was gone.
    Your recipes and this site have literally been a life saver for me. I was very recently told that I am (hold your thumb & index fingers as close together as you can get them without touching) that close to being a diabetic and having to go on medication. Being able to use your weekly meal plans and site has made a world of difference to me in my battle to overcome this disease.
    Thank you!

  13. Gina – I love all of your recipes and the weekly menu planner is everything. You have made it so much easier to cook healthy, fun, and amazing meals for my large family. I was hoping you could make a suggestion for substitution on the shrimp/shellfish recipes. I have a severe shellfish allergy (but luckily I can have fish 🙂 and would like to have ideas handy for recipes like this one. Thanks!

  14. Sounds wonderful! Does anyone know of a good yogurt substitute for people with allergies to cows milk? We’ Figured out the cheese substitute but are trying to find a yogurt substitute that isn’t sweet! Thanks!

  15. These turned out so delicious! They tasted completely decadent and I can’t believe how good that dressing is!

  16. Made these tonight and my husband loved them. He said, “Whoever thought this up is a genius!” ☺️

  17. This was so easy and so delicious! The Caesar dressing makes it! Definitely a hit in our house. Two thumbs up!! Thanks Gina for an easy and quick weeknight meal

  18. I made these and love them. Make them a few times a month. ?

  19. I made this for my husband last night, without the anchovies, and he said it was one of the best meals that I have ever made. Thank you!

  20. I loved the shrimp taco will make again. Very easy to do and I had enough points I had two. Please try them?

  21. Made without the anchovies, still very tasty. 

  22. How many grams of saturated fat?

  23. Ok, so first things first – this is DELICIOUS. This is an inspired combo of flavors, it really sang as a taco. Very, very good idea. However, I do NOT understand how this is supposed to be four servings of food using only one pound of shrimp. My husband and I can easily polish off a pound of peeled shrimp between the two of us. We only used four tortillas, and didn’t use all the sauce, so I get how those things are four servings. But the shrimp? No way. If I made this again, I would use two pounds of shrimp to stretch the recipe into four servings. Shrimp are zero points, anyway. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t just call for two pounds. If I only ate four or five shrimp for dinner, I would still be starving, and hangry. As it is, this was still really light.

  24. I made this tonight.  My husband and I loved it.  t was a nice light meal on a sweltering summer day.  I have a really simple black bean dish that I made on the side.  

    I was really nervous about the Caesar dressing because I really don’t like Greek yogurt and I’ve never cooked with anchovies before in my life but it came together really nicely.  I left the dressing in the food processor and zipped it again really quick before I put it on the lettuce so it didn’t separate.  I also used a bag of pre-washed romaine to save myself a little prep work.  I cut it into smaller pieces from there.

    This is definately a make again.

  25. Made these tonight but forgot to buy a lemon. I had a couple of limes and used these instead delicious! I’m having leftovers as a salad tomorrow!

  26. Am a,I g this recipe but so far have found the dressing has too much lemon.  What does the juice mean from one lemon when there are so many different sized lemons?

  27. Very yummy! Love the flavor of the shrimp. 

  28. These were very yummy! I definitely recommend wild caught shrimp! Gina you give us the best resipes!!!!! Thank you!!!

  29. My husband loves shrimp, me not so much. So, I made one batch of shrimp, and one of chicken. We both loved these!!!!

  30. These were awesome! I added more red chilli flakes because my boyfriend loves heat. The flavors were perfect, and the salad balanced the heat. We gobbled them down. Thanks!

  31. This was so good ! we have a bar in town that serves up a shrimp taco , but it is fried ,it look just like this one ,only I can enjoy this without the guilt ! Loved it ,Oh and so did my Whole Family!

  32. VERY easy to make! Caesar dressing was really good- even though I was nervous about using anchovies for the first time. I used flour tortillas instead of corn and it would even be really good as a salad without the tortillas!

  33. I LOVE the weekly meal plans! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! Your recipes are YUMMY and inspire me to cook more and eat healthier! Thank you GIna

  34. These were delicious!, easy to make and filling! My husband, who himself is an excellent cook but not one that looks to cut calories, loved them! 

  35. Delicious. A real tangy taste that adds just the right flavor mix. I added dill to the dressing.  Also the shrimp was smaller after cooking so you might want to cook a few extra if you are a real shrimp lover. 

  36. Love, love, LOVE this recipe! Made it last night for my sister and myself and I’m now obsessed. I plan on making it again this week!

  37. I am silently chuckling to myself as my family has no idea  what is in these meals I’m making and they LOVE them. My daughter and husband HATE yogurt but loved this caesar. The tacos were a hit. Great recipe.!

  38. Planning on making this for lunch tomorrow! Question about the corn tortillas – what size do you use? There seem to be several different sizes, do you know what diameter you used? Just want to make sure I get the right ones for the calorie counts. I love you entire site, and your cookbook (getting the new one for my birthday in ~2 weeks). My husband and I can’t get over how amazing the food tastes and we still manage to lose weight while eating it!

  39. I thought this sounded delicious and easy…..then I discovered Bolthouse Ranch yogurt-based Caesar dressing and it became even easier!  Just tossed a few tablespoons with the chopped Romaine.  I think next time I would chop the srhimp into bite-sized pieces so it’s a little easier to eat the tacos, and the meat gets distributed a bit more evenly.  They are yummy and simple! 

  40. Quick, easy and delicious! 

  41. Is this 10 points for one or 10 points for serving which is 2 servings?
    : 4 Servings, Serving Size: 2 tacos
    Amount Per Serving:
    Smart Points: 10


  42. OH MY GOD, these were amazing! This will be a regular, I think! Plus, I love that I now have a “skinny” version of caesar–this is delicious! To the person who asked about corn tortilla preferences: i LOVE Maria and Ricardo’s, but have been having a lot of trouble finding them lately. Tonight I tried Tortilla Land, which need to be cooked, but they were also very good, and pliable. I prefer Maria and Ricardo’s, though, so that would be my first recommendation.

  43. This has become a weekly staple at my home, all of my boys love it.
    Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes!!

  44. This has become a weekly staple at my home, all of my boys love it.
    Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes!!

  45. Made these tonight and these were absolutely delicious – they tasted like they had 2000 calories! Ha! These will be added to our meal rotation for sure! Thanks for yet another fabulous, healthy recipe, Gina!

  46. I just made this last night and it instantly became a new favorite of my whole family. I’m cutting back on carbs so I had my shrimp and dressing on just the romaine without the tortilla and it was absolutely delicious! I didn’t feel like I was missing out at all. My daughter had the corn tortilla and she said it’s her favorite recipe I’ve ever made (not even knowing it was so healthy). My hubby gobbled up way way more than a few servings. He also had it just on the greens. yum! Thank you so much! Will be making this again and again! One question: I’m chicken when it comes to certain things like working with anchovies, so I used anchovy paste out of the tube. Do you know approximately what the correct measurement may be for anchovy paste to equal the 2 anchovy filets? Thank you for another awesome recipe! 

  47. My husband and I are so excited to try this tonight! We have been trying to find a healthy, delicious and simple new recipe for Taco Tuesday. I have never ever been disappointed in any recipe of yours I have ever made!

  48. Can you use frozen shrimp for this?

  49. Hi!! My husband and I love this recipe – I am trying to track my food now, was wondering if the nutritional value included the tortillas? I used a different type of tortilla so I wasn’t sure how much the corn tortillas were contributing to the nutritional value.

    Thanks again so much for sharing all your recipes, my husband and I are working through your 2 cookbooks and throwing in recipes that you post on Facebook that catch my attention as well. We have loved them all so far and it has redeemed me from all my failed “Pinterest fails” and my husband now trusts my recipe selections once again 🙂

  50. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!  These are awesome. Easy and delicious. I used anchovy paste instead. And not corn but Mission Artisan corn and whole wheat tortillas.   The fresh dressing and fresh Parm take it over the top. I can’t wait to have this again for lunch tomorrow.!!  In reading the comments these would be great as just a salad too. Made the Southwest Black Bean Salad in advance last night to have as a side.  Super easy weeknight dinner!!  Thanks Gina for another amazing recipe. 

  51. Is it a must to use anchovy filets?

  52. What do you recommend to cook as a side dish for this?

    • I had it tonight with the Southwest Black Bean Salad that I made in advance the night before. Made the dressing last night too. 

  53. Such a simple and delicious recipe. It was a breeze to put together, both my husband and I loved it, and a nice change of pace for the usual chicken meal — though, I tend to think this would lend itself quite well to what is more or less a chicken caesar wrap! This was my first time making something from Skinny Taste.

    Thanks for a great recipe; I look forward to making many more!

  54. These were awesome!! Left out the anchovies and used the El Paso mini boats instead of corn tortillas and they were still amazing!!!

  55. I didn’t have any tortillas…so just made it a shrimp salad -delicious! I didn’t have anchovy paste either, so I just added a tad more salt-delish! Lots of left over dressing…so will make again on wknd!
    I LOVE your meal plans so much. It keeps us organized, on budget and excited for every upcoming week… Instead of thesame old staples. Our toddlers also eat mostly everything we have made too!

  56. This was AMAZING!! I followed the recipe word for word, and I have no leftovers since everyone ate it all! Can’t wait to try it again. Thanks, Gina for yet ANOTHER keeper!

  57. Most amazing and simple shrimp dish ever!! It is now a weekly staple for my family!!

    Sending gratitude!!

  58. I made these for diner and I thought they were fabulous!  I used a light Caesar dressing, but the combo of ingredients is so good!  

  59. This was absolutely delicious and I’m not even a big shrimp fan, but my fiancé loves it so I thought I’d give this recipe a try. We both LOVED it! Definitely will be making this again. 

  60. This was delicious. I made a salad and left the tortillas out, but followed the recipe otherwise. Thanks for a great recipe!

  61. Had this tonight for supper minus the anchovies in the dressing and added some homemade guacamole and it was DELICIOUS!!! Didn’t need to add any more liquid to the ceasar dressing, it was already quite liquidy, I would make this again!

  62. I made this last night for my family. A big hit! We enjoyed it with a big serving of fresh guacamole (mashed avocado, garlic, tomato, lime juice, cilantro, salt) and blue corn chips. And a glass of red Sangria : )

  63. Made this last night and it was tasty, but not my fave skinnytaste recipe. Definitely filling, though, and the Caesar dressing was great. It was just a strange combo.

  64. We had this tonight and it is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING….. thanks to leftover dressing I WILL making this again this week! Thank You for all the delicious recipients!

  65. Just made this!! Awesome!! 

  66. Gina this looks absolutely amazing & thanks for posting a light caesar dressing!! YUM.

  67. Gina do you have a recipe for Green Goddess dressing with Anchovies? I just love your recipes and your book and everything tastes SO DARN GOOD!!
    But I really LOVE GG dressing.

    I bet you’d make a great one!!

  68. This is GENIUS!!! They look amazing!!

  69. Holy cow. This looks AMAZING!!!

  70. What size corn tortillas did you use?

  71. Thanks, Gina. This looks great and I’m making it tonight. Could you give us the nutrition info for the dressing by itself so I can count it when I use the rest of the dressing. I am pretty sure I’ll be making it often!

  72. Wow, three of my favorite things–tacos, shrimp, Caesar salad–together! Thank you so much.

    I wonder if putting just a bit of mashed anchovy, garlic and salt together with the butter and oil might be good too.

  73. Since I have to watch my carb intake I was wondering if the carbohydrates were correct at 150g?

  74. Hi! This looks beautiful! May I ask, is that 150 g of Carbs accurate? If I skip the tortilla, and make it into a salad, would it be considered low carb then?

  75. The carb count is listed at 150g. Is this correct for one serving? Thanks! Looks yummy!

  76. Gina- Would the dressing still taste ok without the anchovies?

  77. This looks amazing, but 150 g of carbs? Surely that is wrong?

  78. Why dont you people try eating it first then make a comment.

  79. What kind of tortillas do you recommend? Are they corn or flour? Looks delicious

  80. This looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try it. Gina, you have such great ideas!

  81. In the nutritional information is that a typo for the carbohydrates? Is it really 150 grams?

  82. Are the carb macros accurate? 150 carbs?

  83. How do you think this would be with scallops?

  84. Sounds so good! Do you have any suggestions on what I could use for flavor instead of the anchovies? Unlucky new fish allergy 🙁

  85. Sounds so good! Do you have any suggestions on what I could use for flavor instead of the anchovies? Unlucky new fish allergy ????????

  86. Looks awesome! What tortillas do you like?

  87. This looks absolutely delicious. You have so many wonderful recipes that I either need more people to feed or more days in the week. My list of things I want to make will take me through Halloween. 

  88. How many point us just the dressing? I use Bolthoyar Caesar which has 1pt/ tbs