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Fiesta Shrimp Tacos




  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Cotija Salsa (recipe below)
  • Lime wedges

Cotija Salsa

  • 1 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toss shrimp with cumin in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, about 3 minutes.
  3. To serve, place equal amounts shrimp on each tortilla, then top with lettuce and Cotija salsa, dividing equally.
  4. Accompany with lime wedges.
  5. Cotija Salsa: Combine all ingredients.

Makes 8 tacos, 4 servings.


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