Recipe By irvinetustin
Published Jun 26th
Spicy Fish Tacos with Fresh Lime Sauce
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional 5m Ready In 40m
Servings 10 tacos Calories 167.2

This is a tasty dinner you can make quickly that is often a favorite with the young kids in the family.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (4.6 ounce) package taco shells
  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeno chile, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Season tilapia fillets with taco seasoning.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook fish in hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. 3 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. 4 Heat taco shells in preheated oven until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  5. 5 Mix yogurt, lime juice, sugar, lime zest, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in coleslaw mix, cilantro, and jalapeno; let stand 5 minutes.
  6. 6 Spoon about 1/4 cup fish and 1/4 cup coleslaw mixture into each taco shell. Top each with 1 tablespoon tomato.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 167.2
  • Carbohydrate 16.1 g
  • Cholesterol 20.5 mg
  • Fat 5.9 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 11.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Sodium 281.1 mg
  • Sugar 2.5 g


  1. These were just OK. Not a lot of flavor. Won't bother making again.
  2. I loved the recipe. Only four stars because of pre fab tortillas. My only negative is why does everyone use those pre-fab tortillas? want to punch this up? Fry your own corn tortillas or use soft warm flour tortillas.Just be sure to have tortillas ready to fill before you fry fish or if baking fry - Read more ...
  3. Coleslaw mix is chopped cabbage & carrots you can buy it's in the fruit/veggie aisle around the bagged salad mixes. Hope that helps and good luck!
  4. I hadn't tried this using yogurt for the sauce and I have to say I like it much better! It's healthier than sour cream that I've used in the past. LOVE THIS - and so do my children!
  5. I want to try this but what is coleslaw mix?
  6. Everyone loved this recipe! It's an easy and healthy week night meal. The cole slaw topping is awesome.
  7. The taste was great, however next time I will make sure the coleslaw is really finely cut and that it is mixed and the tortillas are crisped before I cook the fish and cube it. By the time I got the other stuff prepared, the fish was not very warm or crispy like it was - Read more ...
  8. Substituted light sour cream for the yogurt! Husband loved it said they were the best fish tacos he's ever had!
  9. Tastes great. We added red wine vinegar and extra sugar to spice up the yogurt cole slaw. We also added diced avocado and diced tomatoes to the tacos. Yummy.
  10. Made these for Pinterest Faceless Frenzy November '13. We enjoyed them. I baked the fish rather than frying. I used taco seasoning 1 recipe from this site. Only other change was to use finely sliced cabbage rather than coleslaw mix and I left out the sugar. These were tasty:) thx irvinetustin!