Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw - joyato.com

These healthy popcorn shrimp tacos combine classic flavors in a new way! It’s one of my family’s favorites. To make them low-carb, use lettuce instead of tortillas.

4 servings 0 HOURS 15 MINS 0 HOUR 45 MINS


  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, optional
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • In a small bowl, combine coleslaw mix, cilantro, lime juice, honey, salt and, if desired, jalapeno; toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, mix panko, cumin and garlic powder. Dip shrimp in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then in panko mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In batches, arrange shrimp in a single layer in greased air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Turn; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown and shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes longer.
  • Serve shrimp in tortillas with coleslaw mix and avocado.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 456 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 414mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein.

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