These flavorful fish tacos are a healthy substitute for traditional, higher fat beef tacos.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces whitefish, such as cod or tilapia
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 head Napa cabbage (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 red Fresno peppers, diced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime (1/2 teaspoon zest, 1 tablespoon juice)
  • 4 wheat tortillas (8-inch diameter), lightly grilled or toasted
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) green tomatillo sauce

Directions:

Season fish with salt and pepper if you like. Then bake fish at 375 F for about 20 minutes until internal temperature reaches 145 F. Or grill fish if you prefer.

Place remaining ingredients except tortillas and green tomatillo sauce in a mixing bowl and toss to combine. Flake and place fish on tortillas. Top with cabbage mixture and a tablespoon of green tomatillo sauce, and enjoy.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 1 filled tortilla
  • Total carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 512 mg
  • Saturated fat: trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.5 g
  • Total fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 48 mg
  • Protein: 19.5 g
  • Calories: 201
  • Grains and grain products: 1
  • Meats poultry and fish: 3
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1
  • Vegetables: 1
  • Meat and meat substitutes: 3
  • Nonstarchy vegetables: 1
  • Starches: 1
Last Updated: 2013-08-17
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