Broiled Tilapia Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw

This is my own recipe that I developed after trying several other recipes. These tilapia fish tacos are quick, easy, and delicious. My family loves them! Garnish with diced tomato, corn, avocado, red onion, and Mexican cheese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 fish tacos


  • cooking spray

Cilantro-Lime Slaw:

  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ancho chile powder

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage


  • 1 ½ pounds tilapia fillets

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray generously with cooking spray.

  2. Combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lime juice, onion, vinegar, cilantro, hot sauce, salt, and ancho chile powder in a bowl. Stir in shredded cabbage to make the slaw.

  3. Place tilapia fillets on the prepared baking pan. Squeeze lime juice over fish. Combine cumin, paprika, salt, and garlic powder in another bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture over the fish.

  4. Bake under the preheated broiler until fish flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Place tortillas between 2 damp paper towels. Warm in the microwave, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Spoon the cooked tilapia onto each tortilla and top with the slaw.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any whitefish in place of the tilapia.

Use any size tortillas you prefer.

Sour cream can be substituted for the Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 647mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 513mg 11%

* 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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