Healthy Gluten-Free Fish Tacos
You won't wanna forget this one for your next Taco Tuesday!
It's always crazy to me how high calorie tacos are at most restaurants.
...I'll look at the nutrition facts given & I'm just like HOWWW are they that high in calories?!
Well, not the case for this recipe...each taco in my recipe below is under 250 calories, so long as you use small corn tortillas & follow the recipe precisely & don't just eyeball certain ingredients.
· 4oz fresh cod or haddock
· ½ cup diced red onion
· ½ cup corn
· ½ cup coleslaw or broccoli slaw
· 30g diced avocado (about 2 tbsp)
· 2 small corn tortillas
· 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
· Squeeze of lime juice
· Spices of choice to flavor your fish (I used garlic powder, pepper & Roast Vegetables & Fries spice blend)
· Salsa of choice (I’m a HUGE fan of Pineapple Mango salsa lately & the hubs digs a more spicy option, like Chipotle black bean)
In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine the olive oil, diced onion, and corn to saute for 10 minutes.
While the onions & corn are cooking, cut up the fish into 1-inch pieces. Then add the pieces to a small bowl, sprinkle with your spices of choice and toss to evenly coat.
Once the fish is seasoned, cook either on the grill over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, OR you can pan fry them in a small pan over the same heat with either olive oil spray or a tiny bit of olive oil for the same amount of time. (*I used my mini George Forman grill, which grills on both sides, so no flipping is necessary. If you’re using a standard grill or pan-frying, cook for roughly 3 minutes on both sides*).
Add the coleslaw/broccoli slaw to a small bowl and steam in the microwave for 1 minute.
Assemble your tacos: set out both tortillas, then add half of the coleslaw to the center of each, spreading vertically. Then add half of the onion/corn mixture to each, & then half of the fish to each. Top both with equal amounts of avocado, squeeze some fresh lime or lime juice over the top & finish by topping with 1-2 tbsp your salsa of choice!
Approximate nutrition facts (per 1 taco)= 210 calories, 5.5g fat, 24g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 15.5g protein.
*Nutrition info is calculated using Chi-Chi's White Corn Taco Style Tortillas & doesn't include salsa*.
PS: this recipe makes 2 tacos...so if you're making it for the fam or friends, you can easily double it, triple it, quadruple it, whatever!
Let me know if you give this recipe a try & what ya think!