These easy Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos are made with flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado.
Yield: 4 servings
4.81 from 26 votes

Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Flaky white fish, tomatoes, jalapeños, cilantro and lime topped with avocado. A fresh and flavorful way to spice up fish, tacos quick enough to make for a busy weeknight!


  • 1 lb fish fillets (rinsed and pat dried (flounder, tilapia, etc))
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (chopped (seeds removed for less heat))
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces 1 medium haas avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • lime wedges and cilantro for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion until translucent about 4 to 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Mix well.
  • Place fish on the skillet and cook until the flesh starts to flake.
  • Add jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, cilantro and lime juice. Sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, breaking up the fish with the spoon to get everything mixed well; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, heat tortillas on a skillet or directly over the flame of the burner a minute or 2 on each side to warm.
  • Serve a little over 1/4 cup of fish on each warmed tortilla topped with cabbage, avocado, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.


Serving: 2tacos, Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 90mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3.5g
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 8