Cool Shrimp Tacos

  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 1 red onion, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 lb. shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp
  • 12 taco shells
  • Torn butter lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Cojack cheese

In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cucumber, half of the chili powder, red onion, avocados, red bell pepper, and lemon juice. In another small bowl, toss the remaining chili powder with the cooked shrimp and add to the sour cream mixture. Make the tacos using the shrimp mixture, taco shells, lettuce, salsa, and cheese.

If you want to make this a hot recipe, combine the sour cream mixture except omit red onion and red bell pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet; add the onion and bell pepper and cook until tender. Add the shrimp; cook until heated; sprinkle with the remaining chili powder and lemon juice. Make the tacos using the hot shrimp mixture, the sour cream mixture, and the remaining ingredients.

  • Yields: 12 tacos
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
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