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Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs. tilapia fillet
  • 6 to 8 pieces 8 inch diameter flour tortilla
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 piece lime
  • 1 cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 medium jalapeño chopped
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a medium bowl, create the salsa fresca by combining tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, olive oil, and juice of 1 lime. Mix gently. Set aside.
  • Rub salt and chili powder on the tilapia fillets.
  • Heat a pan and sear both sides of the tilapia until fully cooked. This might take about 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fillet. Remove the fish from the pan and chop into serving pieces (about 1 x 1 inch).
  • Cover the tortilla with paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Lay each flour tortilla in a flat surface. Arrange about 1/2 cup of chopped tilapia, salsa fresca, and chopped cabbage over each tortilla. Top with a tablespoon of sour cream, and squeeze a little lime juice.
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g