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Grilled Tilapia Soft Tacos

Marinating tilapia filets in a mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, and spice gives the fish tacos a signature bold flavor. Dress the tacos with avocado or queso fresco to temper the acidity.

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  • Yield: 16 tacos (serving size: 1 taco)
  • Cook time:6 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Marinate:20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.36


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds tilapia fillets (about 6)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 16 soft corn tortillas


1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and garlic. Season fish on all sides with salt and pepper and place in a dish large enough to hold in a single layer. Pour marinade over fish, cover and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Preheat gas grill to medium, or preheat broiler to high and set rack 6 inches from source of heat. Remove fish from marinade and grill or broil until flaky, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into chunks. Season with salt, pepper and additional lime juice, if desired.

3. Warm tortillas as package label directs. Serve tilapia with tortillas.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrate: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Sodium: 159mg

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