Forget about taco mixes and jarred salsa. With our game plan, it only takes 40 minutes to fix a colorful bean salad and fresh, flavorful fish tacos. (Serves 4)

Fish Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Crema

Credit: Randy Mayor

Pinto salad Combine 1 cup diced plum tomato, 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper, 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup minced seeded jalapeño pepper, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed; stir well.

Mango slices with slivered almonds 


Total time: 40 minutes

1. While oven preheats:
• Prepare crema.
• Prepare salad.

2. While fish bakes:
• Shred cabbage.
• Heat tortillas.