Fish Tacos with Lime-cilantro salsa Recipe

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Cumin, coriander, and paprika give these fish tacos a wonderfully warm flavor. The tangy sour cream, lime and cilantro sauce contrasts perfectly. Try shrimp for the snapper or romaine in place of cabbage to change it up if you like.

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Servings: 4


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  • For the Salsa:
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • For the Tacos
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds swai, tilapia, or red snapper fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • Extra toppings:
  • Fresh tomato salsa
  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. To prepare the salsa, combine the first 8 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. To prepare the tacos, combine cumin and next 5 ingredients (through garlic powder) in a bowl; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of the fish. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake in oven for 9 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place fish in a bowl; break into pieces with a fork. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage, 1 tablespoon sour cream salsa, 1 tablespoon tomato salsa, and a squeeze of lime.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 131g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 239  
Calories from Fat 110 46%
Total Fat 12.52g 16%
Saturated Fat 2.55g 10%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 314mg 13%
Potassium 232mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.43g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g 18%
Sugars 2.25g 2%
Protein 4.28g 7%
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  • John Spottiswood
    These were fantastic. I'm a fish taco fan, and these lived up to my high expectations!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Now We're Cooking!
      Will try these soon and update my review - they sound yummy!
      • Gaylynn Dibello
        I have'nt tried them yet,But you can bet I will!
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • Susan
          This is similar, if not the same as another recipe I have tried (darn, can't put my hands on it at the moment... I took it to school and not sure where it went from there?) Anyway, I think it is fabulous! We did a healthy eating clinic/class for the teachers at school. We prepared this recipe and it was really well liked! I loved the spicy seasonings on the fish and the creamy topping paired with the crunch of the cabbage was delicious. I'm thinking of combining low fat mayo (not a fan of FF mayo) with FF plain yogurt (instead of the LF s. cream) as an alternative to the current ingedients.
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
          This is a variation


          • Saundra Ashley
            May 18, 2010
            I love fish tacos and haven't found a recipe that I like so I will try this and leave a review

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