Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Healthy Delicious Fish Tacos with Mango Slaw

The final product! Delicious fish tacos!

One of my favorite restaurants used to serve mango fish tacos, and they were wonderful! But, they took it off the menu, so I had to resort to making my own. I have to say these turned out great! And, they are chock full of fruits and veggies. I loosely followed this recipe and added mango. Delish!


Fish and Marinade
4 4oz tilapia fillets
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Yummy mango slaw!
2 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)

Mango Slaw
1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 mangoes, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper (to taste)

The Rest
4-8 whole wheat soft tortillas
1 avocado, diced
nonfat greek yogurt for garnish (or sour cream)
salsa or hot sauce (optional)

  1.  Marinade the fish. Mix 2T lime juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic, and 2T olive oil. Coat the fish in the marinade and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Allow to marinate in refrigerator while making the slaw.
  2. In a large bowl combine cabbage, mango, onion, and cilantro. Mix in 1T olive oil and 1T lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat up tortillas in skillet. Just a quick 1-2 min per side over medium heat. Or, you can do it the lazy way and microwave them for about 15 seconds instead.
  4. Cook fish in skillet over medium-high heat, about 3min per side. Remove and break fish into chunks.
  5. Fill tacos with slaw and tilapia chunks. Top with diced avocado and 1T yogurt. Add salsa if desired.
  6. Enjoy!


  1. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. I have never tried a fish taco (I'm not cultured or sophisticated like that), but those look pretty good. I love slaw, so I will definitely be trying that recipe out

    1. That's funny. I grew up on the coast, so I don't think of fish tacos as sophisticated. I grew up eating them from taco trucks (definitely not sophisticated). Although, they do frequently show up on the menu at nice restaurants too. What a versatile dish. It satisfies the food snobs and the people who eat at taco trucks. ;-)