Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce

I know fish tacos are usually battered and fried and that’s what makes them tasty – but these light and flavourful fish tacos are great too! The freshness of lime, cilantro, cool avocado and spice rub on the fish does not disappoint in flavour!

It’s okay to put a healthier spin on a usual favourite especially if it turns out like this 🙂

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Fish Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Serves 4


4 tilapia filets (or other mild white fish)
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp chili powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp oregano
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Avocado Sauce

1 avocado, pitted
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ cup fresh cilantro (stems removed)
juice from ½ lime
¼ tsp onion powder
½ tsp garlic powder
pinch cayenne pepper
¼ cup water

Toppings (optional)

Plain greek yogurt
Shredded cabbage – approx. ¼ cabbage
¼ cup diced onion
2 tomatoes, diced
fresh cilantro
1 lime, in quarters (recommended as a minimum)

Serve with soft corn tortillas (8)


  1. In a food processor – blend avocado, oil, cilantro, lime juice, onion and garlic powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper. Check consistency, gradually add ¼ cup water – should be thinned out but still creamy (not liquid). Set aside.
  2. Mix seasoning in a small bowl. And coat both sides of the tilapia pieces. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a nonstick pan. Cook 5 minutes each side. Fish should slide apart easily once done.
  3. While tilapia is cooking – chop up your toppings of choice – shredded cabbage, diced onion and tomato, fresh cilantro and slice the lime in quarters. You can also prepare the avocado sauce by placing it in a baggie with a cut out tip for easy distribution – you can do the same with the greek yogurt as well. Or serve with spoons.
  4. Warm 8 corn tortillas in a skillet or microwave according to the package.
  5. Divide each tilapia in half lengthwise and add half to each tortilla (2 tortillas per person). Top with desired toppings of choice and avocado sauce. Serve each with a quarter lime.

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About Sarah Maughan

Sarah Maughan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, ON and has been consulting since 2009. Her website aims to educate you, make you laugh, help you live and inspire you to eat whole food! To stay up to date sign up for free blog and recipe updates! In the meantime, empower your body with food!
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