Spicy Fish Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce


This is a tasty dinner you can make quickly that is often a favorite with the young kids in the family.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 tacos


  • 1 pound tilapia fillets

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (4.6 ounce) package taco shells

  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups coleslaw mix

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 small jalapeno chile, seeded, finely chopped

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced


  1. Season tilapia fillets with taco seasoning.

  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook fish in hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cut into bite-size pieces.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Heat taco shells in preheated oven until crisp, about 5 minutes.

  5. Mix yogurt, lime juice, sugar, lime zest, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in coleslaw mix, cilantro, and jalapeno; let stand 5 minutes.

  6. Spoon about 1/4 cup fish and 1/4 cup coleslaw mixture into each taco shell. Top each with 1 tablespoon tomato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 354mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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