Southwestern Tilapia Tacos | Tilapoia Fish Taco Recipe

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Southwestern Tilapia Tacos

Southwestern Tilapia Tacos
Southwestern Tilapia Tacos

Fish tacos have become a very popular menu item in many restaurants recently and it is not uncommon for some of these recipes to call for batter fried fish - adding tons of unwanted calories and fat that aren't necessary for this dish. Tilapia is naturally a light and flaky fish - batter and frying it really takes away from the flavor and texture of the fish. This Southwestern fish taco recipe is light and healthy, very flavorful and a great alternative to most broiled or baked fish dishes.

We used our Salt Free Southwestern seasoning to give this recipe a little spicy (but not hot) kick! This is also an excellent dish for those following a low sodium diet (only 78mg per 2 taco serving) and as with most Tilapia dishes this one is high in protein and low in fat.

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Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 7 min.
Category: Quick and Easy, Seafood
  • Tilapia:
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 lb Tilapia
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon (or more if desired) Salt Free Southwest Seasoning
  • Sliced red onions (about 10 rings)
  • Cabbage Slaw:
  • 3 cups shredded and chopped green cabbage
  • 1 cups cooked corn
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeno pepper(or more if you want a bit more heat)
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  1. Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water
  2. Coat each fillet in Southwest Seasoning
  3. Cook in the hot skillet for about 4 minutes on each side.  Fish should be crispy on the outside and should flake easily with a fork.
  4. Break fish into bite sized pieces with a fork.
  5. Serve with tortillas, red onions, cabbage slaw, salsa & limes as garnish
    Cabbage Slaw
  1. Toss cabbage, corn, peppers and jalapeno together in a bowl.  Combine vinegar, oil, & spices in a small bowl - whisk together.  Pour over cabbage, toss.  Refrigerate for 1 hour to blend all flavors.