Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

The parents in law are coming and it’s time to get back on track with the eating, especially now that summer is coming to an end! I asked my friends, family and colleagues for fresh healthy recipes for this months blog posts, but most importantly, for our general health! This is a delicious recipe that my colleague Jodes sent me!


The original recipe calls for a regular onion, however I used half a red onion and saved some for garnish. I like that it’s not as harsh as a yellow or white onion. Be careful not to burn the garlic as it does burn fast if the heat is too high.


Original recipe did call for tilapia, but we used cod this time around. Cod is a wetter fish but the extra moisture made a delicious sauce in the end!



The smell of the lime and cilantro when it hits the pan is truly amazing. So fresh and delightful. I couldn’t wait to put my tacos together and get them in my mouth!



Fish Tacos

Prep time: 10 minutes     Cook time: 15-20 minutes     Cool time: 5 minutes


1 lb washed white fish (such as tilapia, cod, halibut, haddock)

1 tsp olive oil

1 chopped smell red onion, plus some for garnish

4 finely minced garlic cloves

2 deseeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers

2 cups diced tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 tbsp lime juice

salt and pepper to taste

8 small white tortillas

1 sliced medium avocado

lime wedges and cilantro for garnish

salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet, heat up olive oil. When hot, add onion until translucent. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes to get out the raw taste before adding the fish.

Once the garlic is heated, add the fish to the skillet and cook until it can be easily flaked into pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes and lime juice and cook for about 5-8 minutes.

While the fish mixture is cooking, gently heat on medium-low the tortillas in a dry pan. Heat for about 15-20 seconds per side, or until heated through. you will notice that they might get a little puffy. Be careful as this means there is hot pockets of air!

Once fish mixture is cooked through, build your tacos! Add slices of avocado, fresh red onion, fresh cilantro and a squirt of lime!


{Original recipe found on Skinny Taste}


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