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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.

Recipe by Southern Living January 2005


Recipe Summary

10 mins
6 mins
16 mins
Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 10g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 4.7g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 44g; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 3.2g; cholesterol 118mg; iron 1mg; sodium 486mg; calcium 75mg.