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The Best Fish Taco Recipe | Keto, Weight Watchers, Low Calorie

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If you’ve ever tried to make fish tacos and failed, don’t be afraid to try the best fish taco recipe. It’s easy, quick, and perfect for Keto, Weight Watchers, and Low Calorie diets. You can enjoy these fish tacos in a variety of ways and top them with whatever you prefer! 

I’ll show you how to make the best fish taco recipe and you can substitute in things like toppings, tortillas, and more to make them fit into your dietary plan and family preferences. I’ve also made these and put them on a bed of quinoa or rice so that’s a great option as well! 

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The Best Fish Taco Recipe

This recipe will serve 4 people and you’ll need about 30 minutes to make it! I love to have a fish recipe on my meal plan each week for the nutritional benefits but also because nothing else cooks as quickly or with as much ease as fish!

If you are looking for a way to get your family to eat more fish but aren’t sure how…aside from fish sticks…these fish tacos are an awesome option. 

A close up look at the finished fish taco ready to be eaten.

Here’s what you’ll need to make fish tacos at home: 

Making these fish tacos at home could not be easier. There’s a reason I consider these “the best” fish tacos…here’s a list of the simple ingredients that you’ll need if you want to make these delicious tacos at home for dinner this week! 

  • 4 Tilapia fish fillets
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Green leaf lettuce (large outer leaves)

All of these last ingredients are to taste. You can top your tacos with whatever you like and as much of them as you like (or need) depending on your diet plan and nutritional needs! 

A couple of finished tacos using the best fish taco recipe.

How to make the best fish taco recipe: 

Let’s dive in! This recipe is quick and easy. Here’s the step by step instructions for making my awesome fish taco recipe: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the tilapia fillets, and apply salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder and cumin. Mix to combine. 
  4. Sprinkle the herb mixture over the tilapia, and rub it in with your hands on both sides. 
  5. Bake the tilapia fillets for 20 minutes. 
  6. While the fish is baking, prepare the filling for your tacos. Shred the red cabbage, chop the tomatoes and avocado, and crumble the queso fresco cheese. 
  7. To assemble your fish tacos, cut the fish fillets into bite sized pieces. Place a large leaf of lettuce down, and top it with some shredded cabbage, 1 tbsp of chopped tomato, some chopped avocado, some of the fish pieces, and a dab of sour cream. 
A great look at the delicious fish tacos served up on green leaf lettuce.

What are some substitutions I can make to this taco recipe? 

This is a keto fish taco recipe. It’s specifically designed to have less carbs than a traditional taco recipe. That being said, you can substitute corn or flour tortillas for the green leaf lettuce if you are not watching calories or carbs. Corn tortillas are not too high in points for any of the Weight Watchers plans so they’re a reasonable substitute if you don’t like a taco in lettuce. 

Another option is to put all of the ingredients over a bed of quinoa, or rice! My husband really likes rice bowls so I’ll make up a batch of rice in the Instant Pot and then we use it as a base for our tacos! This is also a great choice if you are trying to meal prep. The rice holds up well with the fish right on top and then you add the veggies fresh before you eat them! 

These delicious fish tacos are finished and ready to eat

How many Weight Watchers points are in this recipe? 

The points for this recipe are not calculated because it’s going to depend on how much of the cheese, avocado, and sour cream you add to your tacos. If you leave them all out this is just about a free recipe on all of the plans. You should count the olive oil if eating multiple portions of this recipe and any cheese or sour cream you add as well as avocado. 

The same will go for the keto counts for this recipe. If you are leaving out toppings or adding other ones you’ll want to calculate the carbs based on what you actually eat and how much of it you eat! 

Honestly no matter what you do with this recipe it’s going to be a pretty good option for Weight Watchers, calorie watchers, and Keto plans! 

A look at the finished product of our best fish tacos recipe.

Printable Best Fish Taco Recipe: 

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Yield: 4 Servings

The Best Fish Taco Recipe | Keto, Weight Watchers, Low Calorie

Featured image of the finished best fish taco recipe.

Making the bes fish taco recipe only takes about 30 minutes and they're so delciiosu the whole family will beg for more!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Tilapia fish fillets
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Green leaf lettuce (large outer leaves)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the tilapia fillets, and apply salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder and cumin. Mix to combine.
  4. Sprinkle the herb mixture over the tilapia, and rub it in with your hands on both sides.
  5. Bake the tilapia fillets for 20 minutes.
  6. While the fish is baking, prepare the filling for your tacos. Shred the red cabbage, chop the tomatoes and avocado, and crumble the queso fresco cheese.
  7. To assemble your fish tacos, cut the fish fillets into bite sized pieces. Place a large leaf of lettuce down, and top it with some shredded cabbage, 1 tbsp of chopped tomato, some chopped avocado, some of the fish pieces, and a dab of sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 424Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 103mgSodium 460mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 43g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Looking for more great heathy recipes? 

I have been using the Weight Watchers program for so long that most of my recipes are calculated for WW points. If you are looking for healthy options that the whole family will enjoy you can’t go wrong with these delicious recipes: 

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