Healthy Cod Fish Tacos

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This easy, healthy cod fish taco recipe is seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub topped with slaw and creamy lime sauce – no breading, no frying!

This easy, healthy fish taco recipe is made with cod seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub topped with slaw – no breading, no frying!
Cod Fish Tacos

These fish tacos have a delicious crisp cabbage and carrot slaw, then drizzled with a lightened up chili-lime sauce. SO good! Me and Karina, my oldest daughter love fish, but my husband Tommy does not… unless I make fish tacos! These healthy fish tacos are my favorite way to get him to eat fish and they are so quick, ready in 30 minutes. For a fun spin on fish tacos, try these Greek Fish Tacos, Scallop Tacos or these Lobster Tacos.

This easy, healthy fish taco recipe is made with cod seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub topped with slaw – no breading, no frying!

For the delicious, creamy sauce, I combined some Greek yogurt with lime juice, a little mayo and Tajin (affil link), my favorite chili-lime seasoning and a must to add to your spice rack (Trader Joes also has a version of this). The fish is also seasoned with Tajin and cumin, so good! Use a little water to loosen it to make it easy to drizzle.

Best fish for fish tacos:

Here I used wild cod fish fillets, but any flaky white fish can be used here. Try snapper or mahi mahi fillets.

How to cook cod for fish tacos

Since there’s no breading, I find the fastest and easiest way to cook the cod for fish tacos is in a skillet so you get a little char. You can broil them if you prefer, or cook them on the grill on foil in the summer.

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This easy, healthy fish taco recipe is made with cod seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub topped with slaw – no breading, no frying!
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Cod Fish Tacos

342 Cals 35 Protein 38 Carbs 9.5 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Mexican, Tex Mex
This easy, healthy fish taco recipe is made with cod seasoned with a chili-lime cumin rub cooked in a skillet – no breading, no frying!

Ingredients

Fish:

  • 4 pieces 4 oz each skinless firm white fish such as cod, (or snapper fillet, mahi mahi), fresh is best, if frozen thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons lime chili seasoning, such as Tajin Classic

For The Sauce (make 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons water, to thin
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili-lime seasoning salt, such as Tajin Classic
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

For The Slaw

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup white cabbage, sliced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 corn tortillas, charred on the open flame 30 seconds on each side
  • lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  • Season fish with salt, ground cumin and Tajin.
  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • Toss the slaw ingredients and keep cold.
  • Place on preheated skillet and spray with olive oil, cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side until fish is just opaque and charred. Break up in large chunks.
  • Char the tortillas over an open flame on the burner or in a skillet about 30 seconds on each side, stack on a plate covered with a towel to keep warm.
  • Assemble tacos. Place slaw on the bottom of each tortilla, top with fish and drizzle with sauce, serve with lime wedges.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos, Calories: 342kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 35g, Fat: 9.5g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 56.5mg, Sodium: 638.5mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
WW Points Plus: 9
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148 comments

  1. I feel like I did something wrong because I’ve made these twice and find them to be way too salty. No one else seems to be having that issue though so it must be something about the salt I’m using. I also used the Trader Joe’s chili lime which has the same sodium as the Tajin Clásico so I know it’s not that. If anyone has any ideas happy to have them! Thanks!

    • If you are using any other salt than kosher, the flavor will be saltier. Kosher salt is less salty tasting. I found this out the hard way. But I also find any recipe I make with lime, effects a saltier taste profile on my individual taste buds.

  2. My hubby who only likes breaded fish loved these! Quick, easy and yummy!

  3. These were SO good, pleased my picky eater husband! We added fresh garlic to the aioli..so good! 

  4. Absolutely delicious! Omitted the yogurt so it would be dairy free and used corn tortillas for gluten free. The favors went so well together. It also came together quick! Definitely will make this one again. 

  5. Yes, yes and yes! I used Mahi, Mahi and wow. This was quick and easy to make on a weeknight even while I was “hangry.” I followed the recipe as written. Thanks Gina!

  6. Absolutely delicious and so sooo easy to prep and cook in under 30 minutes! My picky kids loved these, and my husband is requesting this recipe be added into regular rotation. I didn’t have cabbage, so I subbed in shredded brussel sprouts and thinly sliced bell peppers. I also added a mango salsa. 
    Thank you!! 

  7. I made these tonight, only change was adding avocado. Who can stop at two??? These are AMAZING. The slaw, I kept eating it while I prepped the rest. 

  8. I want to make this however I am the only one who would eat it. Does it save well for leftovers?