Recipe: Sweet and Savory Tilapia Tacos

Fresh strawberries, avocados and jalapenos highlight these light and flavorful tilapia tacos. Ready in only 40 minutes!

Strawberries out of season?  Try a stone fruit, pineapple or mango…

Thanks to Fruit and Veggies, More Matters; more recipes here

Sweet and Savory Tilapia Tacos



1 cup Thinly Sliced Red Onions

1/4 cup Fresh Lime Juice

1 cup Diced Fresh Avocados

1 cup Diced Fresh Strawberries

3 tablespoons Minced Jalapeno

1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil

6 pieces Tilapia Filets

6 Pieces Flour or Corn Tortillas (or use large lettuce leaves..)

6 Tablespoons Crema (or sour cream thinned), non-fat sour cream

Salt as needed


To make pickled red onions: in a bowl, combine the red onion with 2 TB of lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt; stir and refrigerate for at least one hour.


In another bowl, combine the diced avocados and strawberries; toss in the remaining lime juice.


Season the fish with salt. Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan until nearly smoking; sear the fish on both sides until golden brown and cooked through (about 2-3 min per side depending on thickness of fish).


Lay the tortillas flat and top each with 1 Tbsp of Crema, 1 Tilapia filet, 1/2 Tbsp of jalapeno and 1 Tbsp of pickled red onions. Take the strawberry avocado mixture and divide it equally among each taco – serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    360
  • Carbohydrates:    65g
  • Total Fat:    11g
  • Cholesterol:    65mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    28%
  • Sodium:    430 mg
  • Protein:    31g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Naturipe

Comments are closed.