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Festive Fish Tacos
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Try this Festive Fish Taco recipe to get your party planning started!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and for many of us, it just provides a great excuse to indulge in our favorite Mexican foods. Try this Festive Fish Taco recipe to get your party planning started!

This recipe is a three-step process. First, make the salsa so the flavors can blend (or use pico de gallo instead). Next, make the coleslaw and then, cook the fish and assemble the tacos.


Festive Fish Tacos

Makes 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 tacos

SALSA – Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Set aside

SLAW MIX – Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup fat-free Ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1.  Mix all ingredients together
  2. Set aside

TACOS – Ingredients:

  • Salsa
  • Slaw mix
  • 4 tilapia filets (or other white fish)
  • Non-stick cook spray
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste
  • 8 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cheese, grated


  1.  Preheat broiler in oven. Adjust top rack to rest approximately 6 inches from broiler.
  2. Line pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place filets on prepared pan and sprinkle with pepper and paprika to taste.
  4. Broil filets until cooked, about 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  5. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and heat in microwave for 30 seconds.
  6. Divide each filet in half. Place half of cooked filet in each tortilla.
  7. Top with slaw mix and salsa.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

260 Calories, Total Fat, 4.5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Protein 24g, Total Carbohydrate 29g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Sodium 110mg.


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