Tzatziki Fish Tacos have a Greek twist! Crisp breaded fish fillets served on tortillas topped with tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, cucumbers and fresh herbs.
I love fish tacos, some favorites are Cod Fish Tacos, Blackened Fish Tacos and Lobster Tacos. Since my family is obsessed Tzatziki sauce (we eat it with everything!) I thought why not make fish tacos with a Greek twist. Bake them in the oven or make them in the air fryer! Directions provided both ways.
Making the Greek yogurt fish taco sauce (Tzatziki) from scratch is easy and perfect for fresh summer cucumbers and herbs! Partnering with Stonyfield, my favorite organic yogurt brand to create this easy yogurt sauce with their Stonyfield Plain 0% Fat Greek Yogurt but their Whole Milk Greek Plain would be great too. I used spearmint and dill from my garden, but you can try fresh chives or parsley in place of the mint. The whole dish is ready in under 30 minutes, if you use your air fryer even quicker!
Rather than using corn tortillas, I went with flour tortillas although either can be used. The fish tacos have a simple slaw and lemon wedged for squeezing over the top.
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You can make the tzatziki sauce a day ahead, it will last 4 to 5 days refrigerated.
More Recipes with Yogurt
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Tzatziki Fish Tacos
For the fish:
- 12 ounces boneless, skinless white fish fillets such as cod, halibut, branzino
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- olive oil spray
For the tacos:
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 3 cups chopped white cabbage
- fresh dill, for topping
- 8 small flour tortillas, warmed (such as mission street taco flour tortillas)
- 8 lemon wedges, for serving
Mint Tzatziki sauce:
- 3/4 cup Stonyfield Plain 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1/3 cup grated cucumber, seeds and skin removed (from 1 medium)
- 1 small clove garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- fresh black pepper, to taste
- Place cucumber in a mini food processor or grate with a box cheese grater. Drain the liquid from the cucumber in a metal strainer and use the back of a spoon to help squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Combine with the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, mint, dill, salt, pepper and refrigerate until read to eat.
- Season fish with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut into 8 strips.
- Place flour on a plate and egg in a shallow bowl. On another plate, combine panko with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder and oregano.
Air Fryer Method:
- Preheat the air fryer to 400F. Coat the fish pieces in the flour, shaking off the excess, then into the egg, then into the panko and onto a board lined with parchment or wax paper. Spray both sides of the fish with oil then transfer to the basket and cook in a single layer 4 minutes, turn and cook 2 to 3 more minutes, until golden and crisp.
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Coat the fish pieces in the flour, shaking off the excess, then into the egg, then into the panko and onto a board lined with parchment or wax paper. Spray both sides of the fish with oil then transfer to a baking sheet and cook in a single layer 5 to 6 minutes, turn and cook 5 to 6 more minutes, until golden and crisp.
- To serve, place 1/4 cup cabbage over each tortilla, top with a piece of fish, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion and squeeze fresh lemon juice over everything.
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54 comments on “Tzatziki Fish Tacos”
This recipe was soooo good! The only thing I would do differently is to cut the fish thinner. Besides that it was a big hit.
These are delicious! Great combination of flavors. Used cod and it was a perfect choice for the fish. Baked in the oven on parchment.
Made this tonight – quick and easy great weeknight dinner.
Looks delicious and I’m always looking for new fish recipes (that aren’t shell fish)
would Tilapia work?
This is a delicious twist on lunch/dinner ideas. We have started the Mediterranean Diet and it’s a challenge to change bad habits to good. This recipe will be a new good habit. I was afraid my husband would turn his nose up at the sauce, but to my surprise he loved it! Thank you for helping us get going on our new healthy diet!
Fish tacos are one of my hubby’s favorites, but he’s not so much a Greek food fan. I used the recipe for making the crispy fish using cod and cooking in my air fryer. The results of the fish were absolute perfection! The fish was cooked just right and the crust was browned and crispy. I am a huge fan! So easy to make, and so satisfying to eat!
For my hubby’s sake, I broke with the remainder of the recipe (which sounds really great, by the way) complementing your fish with simple pickled red onion, Peruvian green sauce (it’s made with a base of cilantro, yogurt, and jalapenos) and shredded lettuce. Thanks for the great fish recipe!!
Gina – these were delicious! This recipe is going into regular rotation. It’s a perfect summer meal. Loved the zero point tzatziki sauce. Plus the pandemic has taught me to use the freezer more effectively and I now keep frozen cod on hand at all times so that makes it an easy recipe to “throw down” if I have to. The only thing I don’t normally have is cabbage – do you think raw spinach might work there in a pinch? If I’m planning on making it I would absolutely do the cabbage as it gave it a great crunch.
These were good. The fish was excellent in the air fryer. For our personal taste, a little on the blander side, will add more onions or even some jalapenos etc next time. The fish was wonderful though and quite quick and easy. .
Huge fan, Gina, but this one didn’t quite do it for me. I felt it was lacking in flavor a bit… or maybe a bit dry, which surprised me based on the ingredients. It could have been down to the tortillas I used, not sure. That said, the fish cooked great in the air fryer and had a good flavor. If I make again, I might use a whole pound of fish to see if I can spread out that flavor a bit more.
This is the 5th recipe I have tried from your website. All were good except for one (Poulet au vinaigre – I may have screwed it up on my own). This one – Fish Tacos – was definitely the best. First time using the air fryer. Thank you for the meal plans and delicious recipes.
I just made this zero point tzakziki sauce; the mint makes it SO authentic! Hubby loved it too…
We made these for dinner tonight, but with a small swap due to what we had on hand during COVID-19. Instead of the white fish, we already salmon fillets in the freezer, so we used those and grilled them. I put them on some foil (sprayed with EVOO), then seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano – same as the original recipe, minus the breading. The tzatziki was really good…and that’s coming from a Greek girl!
Great! Glad you enjoyed it!
I am a fish taco fiend and I loved this! Crispy, crunchy fillets – so much tastier and healthier than fried. I will make this again and again! I used tilapia fillets.
These look delicious. Going to add these to next weeks meal plan. Quick question, in the picture, the tortillas look a lot larger than street taco size. Is that what you used? Thank you in advance.
I use the small ones. 🙂
Great thank you Gina!! Will be making his next week. Love, love love all your recipes. I even own all of your cookbooks:)
I absolutely love this recipe. I will definitely be making this again..
My husband and I LOVE your recipes. Does anyone know of an easy way to add them to the WW app?
You go to create-that option is there when you use the desktop version or using an iPad.
These were the best things I have ever eaten. I honestly wasn’t sure of the flavor combo but it was amazing. You are a genius!!!! I didn’t even miss the cheese. I made it with fresh cod. My kids who aren’t fish eaters ate this with chicken breast said it was really really good too.
LOVE! I used this recipe yesterday for Taco Tuesday, which is the most important day of the week in our family. They were amazing!! I love how easy it was to cook the fish in the air fryer (I used cod, and fried for 4 min on each side to make them extra crispy) and the Tzatziki sauce was soooo good! I’ve never made the sauce before but I love that it is made with Greek Yogurt, and I love how you have calculated the WW points. I will be making these often. Thank you!!
These were so tasty! Made them this evening as written and everyone in my family loved these tacos. We will definitely be making these again.
I enjoyed everything about this recipe with the exception of the Tzatziki. I made the mistake of following the recipe in regards to the salt (actually used a little less than the recommended amount, about 1/4 teaspoon). Next time I will make sure to add salt to taste, rather than following the content as listed in the recipe. Otherwise, like I mentioned, recipe was perfect with Halibut.
This was so delicious! The breading was light and perfectly complemented the zesty lemon juice and creamy tzatsiki. I used cod and it worked great! 5 stars!
GREAT!!! I used halibut. I used whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs because that’s what I had in the pantry and left out the extra seasoning since the crumbs were already seasoned. I was a little intimated because I don’t usually work with fish but it’s really no harder than chicken. Had the leftover fish sightly warmed up mixed with the leftover tomatoes and onions with the leftover sauce for lunch today. SO GOOD. might be better the second day even!
Any advice if it needs to be a little bit thicker? I did drain the cukes but it still seems a little more watery
I use a clean dish towel and squeeze out all the excess liquid from the cucumber when I make Tzatziki. I have been making tzatziki for years and that is what works best for me.
I have a friend who gives me loads of rainbow trout. I even know how to fillet them! Can I use it in this recipe? The recipe looks terrific!
I haven’t tried it with trout but I don’t see why you couldn’t. Let me know how they come out!
Can you use flounder? Thank you.
If you wish.
Can you bread the fish earlier in the day so that all you have to do is cook them in the air fryer? I know it doesn’t take long to bread the fish but I have a CRAZY week coming up and would love to get as much done ahead of time as I can. Thanks!
I worry the crumbs might get soggy
I can’t wait to make these! I love anything with Tzatziki and having it in a taco makes it that much better.
This is probably a dumb question but..do you put the board in the air fryer with the fish?
What board? I only put the fish in.
Hi Gina! Will you verify yield and serving size? I’m guessing yield is 8 tacos and serving size is 2 tacos?
2 tacos each
Hey Gina! These look delicious and I can’t wait to make for Taco Tuesday tonight. I’m assuming that a serving is one taco?
I think its two because you need 8 tortillas but its kind of unclear