Ryann's Spicy Grilled Fish Tacos

These street-style grilled fish tacos have a great balance of spice and creamy queso fresco goodness. Delicious! If you really like spice, drizzle some sriracha on top!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 tacos


Cilantro Sauce:

  • 1 bunch cilantro, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) container reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  • 3 tilapia fillets, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried chives

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 6 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 lime, halved

  • 1 ½ cups shredded cabbage

  • ½ cup red onion, chopped

  • ½ cup crumbled queso fresco


  1. Place most of the cilantro into a blender, reserving the rest for garnish. Add sour cream, lime juice, jalapeno, and salt. Blend until just liquefied. Place sauce in refrigerator until ready to use.

  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Sprinkle tilapia fillets with onion powder, herbes de Provence, pepper, chives, and salt. Grill tilapia until fish flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 6 minutes.

  4. Place each tortilla between 2 damp paper towels. Heat in the microwave, about 20 seconds.

  5. Shred tilapia and arrange down the center of each tortilla. Squeeze lime juice over tilapia and top with cabbage and red onion. Spoon the cilantro sauce over the tacos and top with queso fresco. Garnish with the reserved cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Try substituting low-fat Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
8g Fat
18g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 464mg 10%

* 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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