Tilapia Tacos

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Having become an avid fisherperson I had to come up with new ideas for different types of fish. Although we do not catch tilapia here, the farm-raised tilapia at your local fish store is delicious!

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved lengthwise, divided

  • 2 ½ cups shredded red cabbage

  • ½ carrot, shredded

  • ½ cup sliced scallions

  • cup low-fat sour cream

  • 1 ½ limes, juiced

  • 1 pinch coarse salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 flour tortillas, warmed

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Mince one jalapeno half and place in a large bowl with cabbage, carrot, and scallions.

  2. Combine sour cream and lime juice in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Transfer 1/2 of the mixture to another small bowl and set aside for serving. Combine remaining sour cream mixture with cabbage mixture, and season with salt and pepper, if needed.

  3. Put flour and tilapia in a resealable plastic bag and shake to coat fish.

  4. Heat oil and remaining jalapeno half in a large skillet over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add fish, working in batches if necessary. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove fish, slice into strips, and discard jalapeno.

  5. Fill warmed tortillas with slaw, fish, and cilantro and drizzle with the reserved sour cream mixture. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can use any firm white fish in place of tilapia.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

583 Calories
18g Fat
70g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 583
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 592mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 47mg 233%
Calcium 145mg 11%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 884mg 19%

* 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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