Fresh Fish Tacos - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Fresh Fish Tacos

Servings:4Serving Size:2 tacos with 1/3 cup slaw eachRecipe Cost:$6.52Cost per Serving:$1.63

You just can’t go wrong with these fresh, flavorful, and healthy fish tacos. Added bonus? They can be ready in less than 30 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound mild fish filets (such as fresh water bass, catfish or tilapia)
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons fresh or bottled lime juice, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 4.5-inch soft corn tortillas


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add fish fillets and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lime juice and taco seasoning.
  2. Cook the fish until it begins to turn white around the edges. Flip and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Remove to a platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  3. While the fish cooks, stir together remaining lime juice, honey and mayonnaise in a large bowl. Add the coleslaw mix and onion to the dressing and mix to coat. If desired, add about ½ cup chopped cilantro to the cabbage mixture.
  4. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for one minute, until warm and pliable.
  5. Place 2 ounces fish and cup coleslaw mixture in each tortilla. Add toppingsof choice if desired.


Optional toppings:

Fresh chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced bell pepper

You can use fresh or frozen fish for this recipe. Either catch your own or catch a bargain at the grocery store when fish is on sale.

Source: Jackie Walters, Extension Specialist for Kentucky Nutrition Education Program, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Nutrition facts per serving: 410 calories; 18g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 60mg cholesterol; 290mg sodium; 39g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 16g sugar; 23g protein; 6% Daily Value of vitamin A; 40% Daily Value of vitamin C; 6% Daily Value of calcium; 4% Daily Value of iron