Tilapia Tacos

Some might think it’s strange that there are meals we eat all the time, and yet haven’t made it to my blog. Perhaps the reason is that they are so ridiculously easy that they hardly qualify as “recipes” and I feel sort of silly posting them. The other reason is that we tend to enjoy these quick, easy meals on nights we are totally rushed, so by the time it’s ready I’m hardly in the mood for a photo session. But then again, this particular dinner idea is one I am constantly giving out verbally to people looking for quick, easy, healthy dinner ideas. So I figured it’s finally time to get it in my blog.

These tilapia tacos are super quick to prepare. Frozen tilapia filets are a staple in our house, and they thaw super quick. I use reduced-carb tortillas to keep them healthy and top with avocado, cilantro, and a fruity salsa. Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t even make the salsa – remember, this is a quick meal! I really like Trader Joe’s peach salsa, and Newman’s makes some fruity salsas too. Among all the more complicated meals I’ve prepared, this always comes back as a weeknight favorite.

Tilapia Tacos
Printable Recipe

12 oz tilapia
light soy sauce
juice & zest from one lime
southwest seasoning blend, such as Penzeys
6 reduced carb tortillas, such as Trader Joe’s
1/2 of an avocado, diced
1/2 cup fruity salsa, such as Trader Joe’s peach salsa
chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 425F.

Place the fish on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with soy sauce, lime juice and zest. Marinate for about 10 minutes.

Place the tortillas on a baking sheet and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Season the fish generously with southwest seasoning blend. Cook for about 6-7 minutes, turning once, until fish is opaque and flakes easily.

Meanwhile, place the tortillas in the oven and bake until warmed and slightly crispy. Assemble tacos by topping the tortillas with the fish, salsa, avocado, and cilantro.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 438.8
Total Fat: 17.8 g
Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
Sodium: 966.7 mg
Total Carbs: 33.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.3 g
Protein: 45.4 g

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25 Responses to “Tilapia Tacos”

  1. 1

    Joelen — June 27, 2009 @ 2:59 pm Reply

    I love tilapia in tacos – perfect for the summer!

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    Patsyk — June 27, 2009 @ 6:27 pm Reply

    I love fish tacos, but haven't made them myself. Something about them really does scream summer!

  3. 3

    KMAYS — June 27, 2009 @ 9:04 pm Reply

    I made something like this recently also! We usually have frozen fish fillets on-hand as well, making them super easy.

  4. 4

    Kerstin — June 28, 2009 @ 1:56 am Reply

    I love quick and easy weeknight meals, keep the ideas coming :) They look very lovely and and fresh with the tilapia and avocado – yum!

  5. 5

    Cate — June 29, 2009 @ 6:34 am Reply

    It's always great to have more quick weeknight meal ideas (especially when they're really simple!) These look tasty!

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    Keri — July 1, 2009 @ 9:16 pm Reply

    I love fish tacos and these sound great! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Kevin — July 4, 2009 @ 9:19 pm Reply

    I really like how light fish tacos are and they certainly do not sacrifice any flavour.

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    tobe — July 20, 2009 @ 8:36 pm Reply

    Good job! Your blog is great! ;)

  9. 9

    tobe — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    Good job! Your blog is great! ;)

  10. 10

    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I really like how light fish tacos are and they certainly do not sacrifice any flavour.

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    Keri — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I love fish tacos and these sound great! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Kerstin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I love quick and easy weeknight meals, keep the ideas coming :) They look very lovely and and fresh with the tilapia and avocado – yum!

  13. 13

    KMAYS — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I made something like this recently also! We usually have frozen fish fillets on-hand as well, making them super easy.

  14. 14

    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I really like how light fish tacos are and they certainly do not sacrifice any flavour.

  15. 15

    Cate — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    It's always great to have more quick weeknight meal ideas (especially when they're really simple!) These look tasty!

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    Joelen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:40 pm Reply

    I love tilapia in tacos – perfect for the summer!

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    Patsyk — March 28, 2011 @ 8:50 pm Reply

    I love fish tacos, but haven't made them myself. Something about them really does scream summer!

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    tobe — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    Good job! Your blog is great! ;)

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    Kevin — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I really like how light fish tacos are and they certainly do not sacrifice any flavour.

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    KMAYS — March 29, 2011 @ 2:04 am Reply

    I made something like this recently also! We usually have frozen fish fillets on-hand as well, making them super easy.

  21. 21

    Patsyk — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    I love fish tacos, but haven't made them myself. Something about them really does scream summer!

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    Joelen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:14 am Reply

    I love tilapia in tacos – perfect for the summer!

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    Daveman69 — June 18, 2011 @ 3:42 am Reply

    Why have 10+ people resonded with "sounds good" but no one tried it and repiled how they were?

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    Katie — April 10, 2012 @ 8:47 pm Reply

    I made these tonight and they were amazing! My husband hates anything new and he loved them. Glad I found your blog. I have a hard time finding food that is clean and fantastically flavored. Thanks!!!!!

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      Cara — April 10, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

      Glad you liked them! This is an oldie but goodie in our house :)

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