Eat Well LiveWell: Zesty Fish Tacos

Zesty Fish Taco Recipe

These fresh, zesty tacos will make you feel like you’re on a sandy beach on the coast. Tilapia is a fantastic source of lean protein, with the added benefit of vitamin D and selenium. Whole wheat tortillas and shredded lettuce both provide fiber and a nice taco-base! Sliced avocado offers healthy fats and a creamy texture. Finally, mango or another fresh salsa will add a fresh punch to your tacos, plus vitamins and minerals! Take a bite and imagine the beach.

Fish Tacos: 

Servings: 4

Preparation Time: 

  • Cook time: 18 minutes
  • Ready in: 18 minutes


  • 4 4-ounce tilapia fillets either fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • ? teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Mango salsa
  • Sliced avocado 
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning or mixture of fresh herbs 
  • 8 8-inch whole wheat flour tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Use a 13”x9”x2” baking pan, which you can line with aluminum foil (optional).
  2. Place the tilapia in foil-lined pan.
  3. Mix the lime juice, seafood season (or fresh herbs), garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes into a medium bowl and blend. After fully blending, pour over the fish. 
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Serve ½ fillet in each of the tortillas with lettuce, avocado and salsa. 

Nutritional Information: 

436 Calories, 32g Protein, 64g Carbohydrate, 9g Fiber, 7g Fat, 555mg Sodium, 708mg Potassium
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