Shredded Grilled Tilapia Tacos

Tilapia tacos are a healthier version of fried fish tacos that grills the fish instead of pan-frying it in oil. The citrus juices and spicy slaw in this recipe pack in tons of flavor.

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon ground chipotle seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 none (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • none Vegetable cooking spray
  • 12 none corn tortillas
  • none Sweet-and-Spicy Slaw (see recipe)
  • none Fruity Black Bean Salsa (see recipe)
  • none Fresh lime wedges


Combine first 3 ingredients. Rub seasoning mixture evenly over fillets.

Stir together oil, grated rind, and juice; rub over fillets.

Arrange fillets in a grill basket coated with cooking spray.

Grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 minutes on each side or just until fish begins to flake with a fork. Cool slightly. Shred fish. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons fish into tortillas, and top with Sweet-and-Spicy Slaw and Fruity Black Bean Salsa. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Note: Nutritional analysis includes slaw and salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 358none
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Carbohydrate: 23g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 118mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 486mg
  • Calcium: 75mg

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Shredded Grilled Tilapia Tacos Recipe