Healthy Fish Tacos | Wild Caught Cod

Healthy fish tacos made with fresh wild caught cod. Pan grilled cod tacos are nutritious on their own, but when topped with slaw and avocado cream sauce one taco is a complete meal!

Healthy Fish Tacos recipe with fresh caught cod topped with salsa, avocado cream and slaw #fishtaco #healthy #Mexicandish |

Easy Fish Tacos

Not only are these a snap to make, but these tacos are so tasty we had them twice this past week!

OK, tell me how you determine what you will be cooking for the week?  Are you a planner with advance meals and a rotation of your favorite recipes that you make every week?

Healthy fish tacos seasoned with chili powder, garlic, onion and salt on a piece of white parchment paper marinading #fish #codtaco |

Or do you wander through the grocery store looking for inspiration?  My meal planning is not consistent.

We do have a couple of favorite recipes like this skillet chicken enchilada dish and this cabbage beef skillet recipe. I don’t often make the same meals twice, unless it’s super-super good like these tacos!

Lately, I have been paying attention to what is on sale at the grocery store, and base meals on the best deal I can find.

Whenever wild caught seafood or organic meats are on sale at the grocery store I make sure to take advantage of the savings. 

This week wild caught cod was on sale for $7.99 a pound!

Pan grill healthy fish tacos with seasonings mixed with olive oil #fish #grill #healthy |

Cod Tacos

The seasoning used in this recipe will taste great on any type of fish, but cod is one of my favorites. Cod is mild tasting, so it can easily absorb the spices that is added to it.

In addition, the texture of cod is dense, which gives the tacos a hearty filling.

There are some health benefits that is worth noting as well.  Cod is low in calories, a good source of natural omega-3 fatty acids, and an excellent source of vitamin B-12 as well as a plethora of other healthy nutrients that are good for us.

For these tacos I gently pan grilled the filets just under 5 minutes each side, which is a healthier alternative to battered fried fish tacos.

The cole slaw in a yellow bowl to add to healthy fish tacos #coleslaw #tacos #healthy |


Coleslaw and Fish Tacos

The crunchy texture of freshly made slaw tastes so delicious in fish tacos.  The ingredients I use are simple bringing out the natural sweetness of cabbage.

Don’t skip this additional condiment and add the avocado cream sauce I share with you last week too!

Low Carb Tortilla Options

Plate up these healthy fish tacos on your favorite type of tortilla.  Street taco or Baja-style tacos are usually served on mini corn tortilla like the 4 1/2 inch ones from Guerrero.  Three tortillas are about 5 carbs each.

La Tortilla Factory and Mission Foods are both now carrying low carb tortillas in regular taco size (under net 6 carbs depending on the size and type).  This is great news for ketogentic diet followers like myself.

Make these fish tacos this week!  You’ll love them.  Promise.

What To Serve With Fish Tacos

These tacos are a complete meal, but if you want to have a fiesta with multiple dishes then add these to your menu:

  • Spanish Rice – Light and fluffy rice with the option to add additional vegetables.
  • Mexican Pinto Beans – Slow cooked with flavorful spices and a dash of liquid smoke for an additional depth of flavor.
  • Mexican Style Corn on the Cob – Tender corn topped with plenty of melted butter, chili powder, cotija cheese, salt and fresh lime juice.
  • Grilled Zucchini – Quick and easy sliced zucchini topped with herbs.

More Seafood Recipes

If you love simple low carb seafood dishes, then be sure to check out these recipes too!

Healthy Fish Tacos recipe with fresh caught cod topped with salsa, avocado cream and slaw.

Healthy Fish Tacos

Simple and flavorful cod tacos with slaw and avocado cream sauce.  Use your favorite type of tortilla for a complete meal.  
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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 pound Fresh Cod
  • Seasoning for Fish
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • Cole Slaw
  • 2 cups cabbage slaw
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Tortillas corn or flour


  • In a small bowl whisk together chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, onion with olive oil and fresh lime juice. Spread on both sides of fish filets and let sit for 20 minutes. 
  • In the meantime mix together cabbage slaw, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper and lime juice. 
  • Lightly grease a grilling pan (olive or avocado oil). Over medium high heat cook the fish for 3-5 minutes on each side or until cooked thoroughly. Remove from pan and let cool. Once cool, gently break apart the fish with a fork into bite size pieces. 
  • To serve, warm tortilla, add fish, slaw and any other condiment you would like. Enjoy!  


Tortillas nutrition data are not incorporated in this recipe.  


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 809mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g


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Flavorful and healthy fish tacos made with wild caught cod! Lightly pan grilled then topped with homemade slaw and avocado cream for a complete meal! #fishtacos #fishrecipe #cod #easyrecipe |
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  1. When I lived in So Cal I drove right by the fish taco place until one day I got up the nerve to stop. It just didn’t sound good… then I stopped and I was absolutely hooked! Fish tacos are the BEST – your recipe sounds so good and I bet you’re right, one delicious taco topped with slaw and avocado? A meal in itself! Great recipe, can’t wait to try it!