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Easy Fish Tacos

easy fish tacos Side Dish Mexican
Easy Fish Tacos
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

These easy fish tacos aren’t just a breeze to make, but they’re also light, healthy, full of flavor, money-saving and most importantly, delicious. Use affordable tilapia and enjoy a fresh take on taco night any day of the week. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 24, 2020

Ingredients

1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/8
teaspoon cayenne powder
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
large tilapia filets
4
Old El Paso™ taco shells
1
handful lettuce or cole slaw
1
avocado, diced
2
limes, cut into wedges

Steps

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  • 1
    In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne together until blended. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tilapia filets, coating both sides.
  • 2
    Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add filets and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from heat, and break up the fish into smaller pieces with a fork.
  • 3
    Portion the fish evenly into the bottom of the four taco shells, then layer with lettuce, avocado, and then sprinkle with lime juice to taste. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • We used tilapia in these easy fish tacos because it’s an affordable fish, but any lean seafood will do. Try swapping out the tilapia for halibut, trout, tuna or cod.
  • Feel free to mix up the toppings on these tilapia tacos. We opted for fresh ingredients like avocado and lettuce, but any typical taco toppings will do. Since tilapia is a mild-flavored fish, it plays well with a wide variety of other flavors.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
230mg
10%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
0g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • There’s a reason why fish tacos are one of our favorites! Ready in under 20 minutes, easy fish tacos are a tasty solution to weeknight dinner. Tilapia is one of the most affordable types of fish out there, so not only are these tacos a quick meal, but they’re affordable, too. Plus, tilapia is a mild-flavored fish that everyone in the family will be able to enjoy.

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