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Fish Tacos with Simple Slaw and Avocado Cream

Fish Tacos with Simple Slaw and Avocado Cream
  • Quick & Easy!
  • Gluten Free!
  • In the Eat REAL Cookbook!
Serves: 4
Ready In: 20 minutes

Why We Like It

These are not just any fish tacos...they are flavor-packed and make a fantastic quick and easy meal.  The slaw provides a crunchy contrast to the tender fish, and the Avocado Cream soothes a bit of the spice.  This definitely takes fish tacos to another level!  This also makes enough Avocado Cream to enjoy it with the Mexican Black Bean Veggie Pizzas!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Make the Avocado Cream:

  • 2 avocados (halved, pitted and flesh removed)
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1 jalapeno (or 1 chipotle chile in adobo, OPTIONAL)

Add to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Add an additional tablespoon of lime juice (or lemon juice or milk) to thin the cream if needed.  Set aside.

Season and Bake the Fish:

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 lbs tilapia (4 fillets, or other firm fish such as sole, snapper, cod, trout or salmon)

Combine spices in a small bowl.

Season both sides of the fish with the spice mixture and place on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Make the Cilantro Slaw:

  • 2 cups green cabbage (shredded, or coleslaw mix)
  • 1/2 small red onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add to a large bowl and toss to combine.  Set aside.

Warm the Tortillas:

  • 8 corn tortillas (or whole wheat flour tortillas)

With 5 minutes left on cooking the fish, spread tortillas out on an ungreased baking sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes.


Assemble the Tacos:

  • 1 lime (cut into 8 wedges)

When the fish is done, cut each fillet into two pieces lengthwise.

Assemble the tacos by layering warm tortillas with fish, slaw, then Avocado Cream.  Serve with lime wedges for drizzling.

Serve and Enjoy!

Quick Tips

We like to brown our tortillas in the skillet but you can also warm them up in the microwave or oven:

To warm tortillas in the microwave, wrap them in a damp paper towel and heat on high for one minute, or until warm.

To warm tortillas in the oven, wrap them in aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes or until warm.  (If you decide to warm them in the oven, go ahead and do this at the start of making the meal so you are not waiting on the tortillas).

Nutrition Information for one serving (2 tacos, using 6 oz fillet before cooking, with slaw and 1 rounded tablespoon of Avocado Cream)

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 86 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 18 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Total Sugars: 3 g
  • Protein: 38 g
  • Sodium: 420 mg