Looking to use up some of those random ingredients you have in the fridge? I’ve been on a mission to avoid food waste and in the process, have introduced my family to some new recipes. The latest is Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw.
Want to take a guess what the secret refrigerator ingredient is before I share the recipe?
~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Danone. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~
Are there certain foods in your refrigerator that your family just never seems to finish up before they go bad or expire? This was the case for my family, but it has now become a thing of the past. I’ve learned to combat the problem by using everyday foods I have on hand, to spice up different recipes and avoid food waste.
My family goes through phases where we’ll eat something all the time and then we stop altogether, mostly because we just need a change. That’s when I have to get creative and figure out where I can incorporate these foods so they don’t go to waste.
Yogurt…is one of those foods.
Everyone in my family eats yogurt, so I typically buy the quart sized containers in our favorite flavors. Recently I bought a quart of Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt and a quart of Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt, from Walmart.
Giving my family Dannon yogurt is an easy decision because for one, each serving offers a great source of Vitamin D, calcium, and protein, essentials for healthy living. Dannon is also Non-GMO Project Certified.
Not to mention, the company is certified B Corp. If you’re not familiar with what that means, in as laymen terms as I can get, it’s a company that conducts business that meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, among other things. That said, a major goal in conducting business is to help social and environmental problems, like, dare I say, food waste. Having the same goal in my own home, I can’t help but get behind the Dannon brand.
So back to those quarts of yogurt I bought…My kids love the taste of the Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt as-is. When I come in the house with a quart, they’re already looking for their reusable pouches.
My boyfriend and I like the Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt and we use it to make parfaits. Add a little honey and some crunchy granola, and we’re all set.
Buuut…we don’t always finish the whole container. So what do I do? I find a recipe to incorporate the remaining yogurt into, like Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw.
Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw
In this particular dish, the Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt adds a touch of lightness to the slaw without making it too heavy or overly creamy.
FOR THE SHRIMP:
- 1 lb of medium or large raw shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails off)
- Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning (or the seasoning of your choice)
- 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
FOR THE CILANTRO LIME SLAW
- 4 cups of shredded slaw mix (or shred a head of cabbage)
- 1 cup of Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
- 1 large lime (zest and juice)
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- Optional: If you like a little spice – 1/3 of a small jalapeno (seeds removed)
- 8 small flour tortillas
- Garnish options: extra lime, extra cilantro, avocado, sour cream
1 – Prepare the Cilantro Lime Slaw. In a food processor, combine the Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt, cilantro, lime zest and juice, garlic, olive oil, salt and jalapeno (if you so choose). In a medium bowl, pour the mixture over the shredded slaw mix and fold it in until well incorporated. *If you want to keep a little bit of the cilantro lime yogurt mixture to top your tacos, be sure to do that before adding the mixture to the shredded slaw. Set both aside.
2 – Prepare the shrimp. Heat a cast iron skillet with 1 Tbsp of olive oil, over medium heat. Let it heat up while tending to the shrimp. If using frozen shrimp, be sure to completely thaw them in cold water first. Rinse the shrimp, and using paper towels, eliminate as much moisture as possible. Coat the shrimp with the seasoning and cook in the cast iron skillet just until done (when the shrimp turn light pink).
3 – Build your taco. In your flour tortilla, start with the Cilantro Lime Slaw and don’t be shy with it. Add 6-7 shrimp and top with any additional garnishes. Enjoy!
Let’s talk about just how flavorsome this recipe is for a minute. My boyfriend and I FINISHED. IT. ALL in one sitting. Just the two of us. The kids? Weeell…I opted to include the jalapeno in the slaw and our kids didn’t care for the little kick of heat, which is why I say the jalapeno is optional.
So the kids ended up eating something else for dinner. Was I sorry? Maybe a little bit. No joke…this shrimp taco dinner was too dang delicious to share so I may have been a little glad I included the jalapeno. Let’s just consider it a self care moment because that’s what it felt like.
I promise next time I’ll keep the jalapeno out so the kids can enjoy these shrimp tacos too.
I’ve actually become a big fan of using Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt in various recipes. Since plain yogurt doesn’t have a distinct flavor by itself, it can easily be given different unique flavors when mixed with other ingredients, which is why it’s the perfect addition to the Cilantro Lime Slaw in this recipe.
Never again will any plain yogurt go to waste in my house!
As you plan to make these Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw this week, don’t forget that the Dannon Whole Milk Plain Yogurt and Dannon Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt are both available at Walmart. Just look for them on the bottom shelf of the yogurt aisle or add them to your weekly Walmart Grocery Pickup order!
*This is a sponsored post in partnership with Linqia and Danone. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.