Easy Fish Tacos
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-
teaspoon chili powder
teaspoon cayenne powder
Old El Paso™ taco shells
handful lettuce or cole slaw
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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;
*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.