Fish Taco Salad Recipe

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This is adapted from a recipe that appeared in Cuisine at Home. The original used fresh tilapia that was deep fried in oil. Since I had frozen breaded cod on hand and wanted to reduce the calories a bit I elected to bake the fish. The recipe makes two huge main dish salads or four medium size servings. There will be dressing leftover but it is good on any type of salad. The heat level on jalapeno peppers can vary dramatically from mild to hot. Taste a small piece of pepper and adjust the amount to your liking. The original recipe called for using all cabbage for the greens. I elected to cut way back on cabbage and add bibb/red lettuce instead. I also added avocado, zucchini, and scallions. As for a wine we had a Thomas Coyne Livermore Valley 2009 Pinot Blanc.

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Servings: 4


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  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Dressing can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. If the dressing is too thick for your liking add some more buttermilk.
  2. If using fresh fish bread and deep fry in oil. If using frozen fish bake according to package directions.
  3. While fish is being cooked assemble vegetable ingredients in large bowls. Grill squash and slice into half moons. When fish is done top salads with fish pieces, cilantro and sliced squash. Serve with dressing and tortilla strips seperately at the table.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 557g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 653  
Calories from Fat 489 75%
Total Fat 55.26g 69%
Saturated Fat 7.98g 32%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 1036mg 43%
Potassium 1344mg 38%
Total Carbs 17.61g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 22%
Sugars 8.68g 6%
Protein 25.56g 41%
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  • Salad Foodie
    Very, very good! The dressing is outstanding, and I would make that again and again. The only thing I would change next time, would be to save the zucchini for another meal ~I didn't care for it in this salad. I used frozen panko breaded cod fillets and baked them, too. Thanks for taking time to post this recipe. It is certainly a keeper.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    1 reply
    • Bob Vincent
      March 28, 2012
      Salad Fookie:
      Thanks for your review. I appreciate the feedback. I tend to agree with you on the zucchini. Perhaps some sliced radishes instead to add more crunch. I used breaded cod fillets as well. Again thanks for the kind words.
      Best Regards,


    • Salad Foodie
      March 11, 2012
      Oh this looks delicious, and such an interesting twist on a main dish salad. Thanks for sharing your creative changes ~ I like them. Will "Try Soon" for sure.
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      • Bob Vincent
        March 11, 2012
        Salad Foodie:
        Thanks for taking time to comment. I appreciate the feedback. Let me know what you think if you try the dish. Again, thanks for your input.
        Best Regards,

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