Fiery Fish Tacos with Crunchy Corn Salsa


Spicy grilled fish are cooled down with a fresh crunchy veggie salsa featuring fresh corn. Your guests will swim back for seconds!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels

  • ½ cup diced red onion

  • 1 cup peeled, diced jicama

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced and zested

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons salt, or to taste

  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream, or to taste


  1. Preheat grill for high heat.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together corn, red onion, jicama, red bell pepper, and cilantro. Stir in lime juice and zest.

  3. In a small bowl, combine cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, and salt.

  4. Brush each fillet with olive oil, and sprinkle with spices to taste.

  5. Arrange fillets on grill grate, and cook for 3 minutes per side. For each fiery fish taco, top two corn tortillas with fish, sour cream, and corn salsa.

    close up view a Fiery Fish Taco with Crunchy Corn Salsa garnished with a lime wedge on a plate


Editor's Note: If you saw this recipe in the "Vegetable Insurgency" article in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2015 issue of Allrecipes, we added 1 1/2 cups of baby arugula leaves to it. If you want to add more greens to these tacos, add the arugula in Step 2 when you mix together the salsa ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

351 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 351
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 2416mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 34mg 169%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 880mg 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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