Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos Recipe

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

Flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado. A fresh and flavorful way to spice up fish, quick enough to make for a busy weeknight!

I like it spicy, so I chop up the jalapeños whole, seeds and all but you can tone it down to suit your taste. The avocado raises the fat in this dish, but it’s all good healthy fats you want in your body, the saturated fat is under 2 grams per serving.

Serve this meal with a Skinnygirl margarita and some salsa music in the background and let the fiesta begin!


Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos

Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 2 tacos • Points+: 8 pts • Smart Points: 6

Calories: 319 • Fat: 12 g • Protein: 26.5 g • Carb: 33.7 g • Fiber: 9.7 g • Sugar: 3.6 g

Sodium: 76.2 mg (without salt)


1 lb tilapia fillets, rinsed and pat dried

1 tsp olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely minced

2 jalapeño peppers, chopped (seeds removed for less heat)

2 cups diced tomatoes

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

3 tbsp lime juice

salt and pepper to taste

8 5-inch white corn tortillas

1 medium haas avocado, sliced

lime wedges and cilantro for garnish


Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté onion until translucent, then add garlic. Mix well.


Place tilapia on the skillet and cook until the flesh starts to flake. Add jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up the fish with the spoon to get everything mixed well; season to taste with salt and pepper.


Meanwhile, heat tortillas on a skillet a few minutes on each side to warm (no oil needed). Serve a little over 1/4 cup of fish on each warmed tortillas with a slice or 2 of avocado and enjoy!

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