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Easy Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Moist and flavorful, these Easy Fish Tacos are sure to impress!

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy, Fish Tacos
Servings: 8 tacos
Author: NOMaste Kitchen
For the Seasoning
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper
For the Tacos
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb tilapia or similar white fish
  • 1 can corn rinsed
  • 1 can black beans rinsed
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, greens, or red cabbage chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese optional
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  1. In a small bowl, combine all seasonings - stir to combine.

  2. Rinse tilapia fillets in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. If tilapia is frozen, allow to defrost then rinse. Season both sides of each fillet with prepared seasoning.

  3. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook tilapia in hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork. About 4-6 minutes per side.

  4. Rinse corn and black beans in a colander. In a medium bowl, add corn, black beans, red pepper,,red onion, cilantro, cumin, salt/pepper, cayenne pepper, and fresh lime juice - stir to combine then set aside.

  5. Rinse all fresh produce and slice as desired, set aside.

  6. If you would like to serve your tortillas warm, heat a skillet over low-medium flame with just a touch of oil. Heat tortillas one at a time for about 30 seconds per side.

  7. Set out tortillas onto a plate or sheet pan for assembly. Add fish, corn and black bean salad, greens, tomatoes,, and cotija cheese (optional). Serve with an additional lime wedge for "spritzing."

Recipe Notes

Storage: Refrigerate tilapia and bean salad in two separate airtight containers. Store additional ingredients separately for freshness.