By Sandie Flynn Buller
If you’re a taco lover like me then you totally need to try out my healthy grilled fish tacos! Light and delicious, you will love these tangy tacos that are loaded with cilantro lime slaw, and a yummy sauce!
The perfect healthy but quick summer dinner everyone in your family will love! Delicious pan seared, broiled or grilled, these fish tacos can be cooked in just minutes and provide a great source of lean protein along with healthy veggies.
Not a fish fan? Use shrimp as an equally healthy substitute! My whole family are huge seafood lovers so we always have shrimp or local caught fish in our freezer. The best type of fish to use for fish tacos is a lean and flakey white fish fillets. White fish has a milder flavor than other types of fish, cooks quickly and they are fairly inexpensive. Our entire family loves to fish so we always have filleted bass, bream or white perch (aka crappie or sac-a-lait) in our freezer to use. You can easily find a good white fish to use at your local grocery such as cod, halibut, mahi mahi, snapper or even catfish. Look for wild caught versions as farm raised can be higher in contaminants and tend to have a higher instance of disease due to farming conditions.
In the summer, we love using our grill which gives the protein an incredibly smoky, charred flavor. No grill? It works just as easily and tastes just as good in a pan seared with a dash of olive oil. While the fish or shrimp is grilling, I like to make the slaw and easy tangy sauce. You can even throw some bell peppers or onions on the grill to add to your tacos too!
Of course, the real secret to any good taco is all about the tortilla. Don’t forget to warm them up (either charred on an open flame or lightly pan-fried) because they definitely hold up to the fillings and taste better served hot.
Grilled Fish Tacos:
Tangy Taco Sauce:
Cilantro Lime Cabbage Slaw:
To a large bowl, add green cabbage, purple cabbage, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, cilantro, honey, salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat and set aside.
Tangy Taco Sauce:
In a bowl combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth and looks like a puree or dressing. Set aside.
Healthy Grilled Fish Tacos: