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Tilapia Tacos

  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 16 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 385 1 serving

Fish tacos are a favorite on restaurant menus, but who knew they'd be so easy to make at home?  Simply season the fish, give it a quick sauté then layer with a creamy, smoky sauce and crunchy shredded cabbage for a restaurant style dish that's on the table in less than 20 minutes.


  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder (optional, but we love its smoky flavor and bit of heat!)
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 8 flour tortilla or corn tortillas (6-inch), warmed
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage


  • Tips

    • Add some avocado to these tacos if you like, their buttery texture is great with the crunchy cabbage.
  • Step 1

    Stir the sour cream, 1/4 cup salsa and the chipotle chile powder, if desired, in a small bowl.

  • Step 2

    Season the fish with the salt, black pepper and cumin.  Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the fish and cook for 3 minutes.  Using a spatula, turn the fish over.  Cook for 3 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.  Drizzle each with 1/2 teaspoon lime juice.

  • Step 3

    Cut each fish fillet in half lengthwise, making 8 pieces.  Spoon the sour cream mixture onto the tortillas.  Place 1 piece fish into each tortilla.  Top with the remaining salsa and the cabbage.

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Calories 385
Total Fat 14 g
Sat. Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Sodium 991 mg
Total Carb 37 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 4 g
Protein 28 g
Vitamin D 19 %DV
Calcium 11 %DV
Iron 16 %DV
Potassium 11 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.