The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

The best fish tacos recipe is low in calories, and comes with a delicious fish taco sauce recipe, plus a mango salsa recipe. All together, you can have two fish tacos for under 300 calories!

This recipe for fish tacos is easy to make and quite the crowd pleaser. The best fish taco recipe comes with a shopping list, printable recipe card, fish taco toppings and more.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

Fish tacos recipes don’t have to be hard to make. By skipping the breading and frying you save time, effort, and best of all… 100’s of calories!

In this easy fish tacos recipe you’ll learn how to make a delicious, low calorie fish tacos for 1/2 the calories.

Two of these low calorie fish tacos are only 274 calories! And that’s with the sauce for fish tacos and the mango salsa…

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

In this article you will learn how to make fish tacos grilled, and healthy.

Fried fish tacos are so heavy and unhealthy, but this wonderful grilled fish tacos taste amazing. They are never heavy or fattening, and they come with all the fish tacos toppings you love.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

This article for the best fish tacos recipe will supply you with all you need to make a low calorie, healthy fish taco recipes.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for The Best Fish Tacos Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Fish Tacos
  • Fish Taco Toppings
  • The Best Fish Tacos Recipe (printable recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories for Fish Tacos

Along with the easy fish tacos recipe, you’ll find a mango salsa for fish tacos, and a low calorie fish tacos sauce.

Below you’ll find a shopping list, printable recipe card, and more…

Ingredients for The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

What fish for fish tacos should you use? The best fish for tacos can vary depending on availability or personal taste.

I like to use tilapia for fish tacos, it’s have the best flavor and texture in my opinion. However you can use cod for fish tacos, or even make these shrimp tacos should you desire.

This fish taco seasoning goes great on all seafood, so try this recipe with whatever fish you desire.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

I make this fish taco recipe easy by using a versatile seasoning for fish tacos. This way you can use tilapia for fish tacos, shrimp, cod, or any fish you prefer.

There are a lot of ingredients for the best fish tacos recipe, however please note… This list of ingredients is for fish tacos, the sauce for tacos, and the mango salsa for tacos. Three recipes in one!

Shopping List for Fish Tacos, Taco Sauce and Mango Salsa:

Below, in the recipe card you can choose how many fish tacos you want to make. It will calculate the measurements for you based on the number of tacos you want to make.

Up next you’ll learn how to make the best fish tacos recipe, how to make white sauce for tacos and find the easy to make mango salsa recipe.

The shopping list may be a bit long… but it’s for 3 recipes! It includes the easy fish tacos recipe, the dressing for fish tacos and the wonderful mango salsa recipe.

How to Make Fish Tacos

In this section you will learn how to make fish tacos in a healthy new way.

We’ve cut 100’s of calories from this fish taco recipe by grilling the fish (instead of frying it) by swapping Greek Yogurt for sour cream in the white taco sauces, and by creating a flavorful mango salsa for fish tacos that is simply divine!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

It’s easy to make fish tacos! And you’ll want to make them all the time with this delicious recipe!

How to Make Fish Tacos:

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, cover and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill to high heat and lightly spray with olive oil. 
  3. Add the marinated fish to the grill and cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for another 5 minutes until the fish is flakey.
  4. Meanwhile, mix all of the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the mango salsa ingredients and set aside.
  6. Steam the tortillas in the microwave according to the package.
  7. To assemble, add 1-2 pieces of fish to a tortilla. Top with avocado slices and 1/8 cup of mango salsa. Drizzle over some dressing over the fish tacos and serve.

Now that you know how to make fish tacos, we can move onto the fish taco topping section. Below that you’ll find a sharable recipe card with all the directions, nutrition, and measurements for this easy fish tacos recipe.

Up next… what fish taco toppings should you add?

Fish Taco Toppings

I am a bit of a purest when it comes to fish taco toppings.

I like avocado, mango salsa and my low calorie fish tacos sauces recipes… But there are many ways to dress up your fish tacos, and I wanted to give you a toppings guide.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

The best fish tacos toppings are fresh and often crunchy to play off the softness of the fish and the tortilla. Here are my 10 favorite toppings.

The 10 Best Fist Taco Toppings:

  1. Avocado
  2. Shredded cabbage
  3. Mango salsa (see below!)
  4. Pico de Gallo
  5. Creamy taco sauce (see below!)
  6. Hot sauce
  7. Cilantro
  8. Red onions
  9. Pickled onions
  10. Cotija Cheese (though many believe you should never add cheese to fish)

Most people are apposed to adding cheese to fish tacos… and I happen to be one of them. There is a long standing rule to never combine fish and cheese. However, I have had Cotija cheese on fish tacos before, and it doesn’t ruin the dish. So if you simply must add cheese to your tacos, try this salty Mexican cheese, it adds a boost of flavor the plays well off the other ingredients.

Now that you have a list of the best toppings for fish tacos, we can move onto the sharable recipe card!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

It’s easy to make homemade fish tacos, and even easier with my how to guide and sharable recipe card below.

The recipe card below can do the math for you… choose how many tacos you want to make and it will multiply the ingredients for you!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

This recipe for homemade fish tacos is easy and delicious! Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off, you likely have many of them on hand already.

This recipe calls for a lot of limes, 3 to be exact. I recommend getting fresh limes as it makes all the difference!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}

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These are the best fish tacos recipe, it's low in calories (under 300 calories for 2 tacos!) and delicious.
This recipe for the best fish taco recipe comes with a white fish taco sauce recipe, a mango salsa recipe, and a nutritional guide to keep this recipe for fish tacos low calories and fish taco toppings.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 274 kcal

Ingredients
  

Marinade for Fish Tacos:

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets cut into small filets
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 lime zest and juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Fish Taco Ingredients:

Dressing for Fish Tacos:

Mango Salsa Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, cover and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat a grill to high heat and lightly spray with olive oil.
  • Add the marinated fish to the grill and cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for another 5 minutes until the fish is flakey.
  • Meanwhile, mix all of the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together the mango salsa ingredients and set aside.
  • Steam the tortillas in the microwave according to the package.
  • To assemble, add 1-2 pieces of fish to a tortilla. Top with avocado slices and 1/8 cup of mango salsa. Drizzle over some dressing over the fish tacos and serve.
  • Each serving is 2 tacos, for only 274 calories.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacosCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 18.6gProtein: 27.7gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 9.8gCalcium: 92mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fish, Main Course, tacos
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In the next section we will review the calories and nutrition in the nutritional label…

Nutrition and Calories for Fish Tacos

The nutrition here reflects the fish taco recipe in this article. Most fish tacos are much higher in calories… so please note this information only applied to the recipe in the card above.

We have been able to cut 100’s of calories by grilling the fish (instead of frying it) and by swapping out the high calorie sour cream for metabolism boosting Greek Yogurt. They taste exactly the same when mixed with the spices and lime juice!

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