Prawn Tacos with Avocado Salsa

This incredibly quick dinner feels like a treat but is packed with healthy ingredients

If your idea of Mexican night at home usually means cheesy enchiladas or a towering pile of nachos, you may not consider it the healthiest choice. But this handy taco recipe, made with wholewheat tacos, isn't too stodgy and still has all the flavours a Mexican feast should have — avocado, spicy jalapeno and prawns with a kick.

Prawn Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Serves 4

Ingredients :

For the salsa :

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, de-stoned and roughly chopped
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, from half a lime
  • a handful of fresh coriander leaves, coarsely chopped
  • For the prawns:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 454g large or extra large prawns, peeled and de-veined
  • For the tacos:

  • 8 whole-wheat taco shells
  • salad leaves
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges, for garnish
  • 120g reduced fat cre`me fraiche
  • Method:

    For the salsa:

    Blitz the onion, jalapeno and garlic in a food processor until at your desired consistency. Add to a bowl with chopped tomatoes, avocado, salt, lime juice and coriander leaves and mix well. Set aside.

    For the prawns:

    Spritz a pan with low cal spray oil over a medium heat. Mix the olive oil, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper and shrimp in a large bowl until evenly coated. Cook until just opaque, about 1 - 2 minutes per side. Cover to keep the prawns warm.

    To serve:

    Heat the taco shells in the oven until warm. Fill each taco with the salsa, salad leaves, prawn and top with a spoon of reduced fat cre`me fraiche.

    Serve tacos with lime wedges on the side with a leafy green salad.

    This recipe is part of Unislim's new book Delicious, which is available at and at classes nationwide. Unislim is the only Irish-owned slimming company in Ireland, celebrating 47 years in business and 300 classes nationwide.

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