Shrimp Fajitas

Monday, February 27, 2012

Although higher in cholesterol than many other types of seafood, shrimp are low in saturated and total fat, and can certainly be enjoyed as part of a low fat diet. These low fat shrimp fajitas are a nice alternative to the usual chicken or beef variety.

Prep Time: 20?minutes

Cook Time: 8?minutes

Total Time: 28?minutes


  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 medium, onion sliced vertically
  • 1 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into strips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap tortillas in foil and warm them for 15 minutes.

Combine cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and garlic in a glass bowl. Add shrimp, stir well and marinate for 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Saute onion and pepper for a 3-4 minutes, until softened. Remove vegetables from skillet and keep warm. Add shrimp with the marinade; saute until just pink, about 3 minutes. Return vegetables to the skillet and cook for 1-2 more minutes, until heated through.

Spoon mixture on to warmed tortillas, top with fat-free sour cream and salsa as desired.

Serves 4.

Per Serving: Calories 312, Calories from Fat 51, total Fat 5.6g (sat 1g), Cholesterol 170mg, Sodium 555mg, Carbohydrate 36.9g, Fiber 4.4g, Protein 28.4g

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