Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa And Avocado Slaw

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Looking for a healthier version of Taco Tuesdays? These fish tacos are not only delicious and easy to make, but so healthy for your family! A flaky pan-fried tilapia fillet is combined with creamy avocado slaw and refreshing mango salsa. You'll be surprised at how filling these fish tacos are. And not only that, you'll be left feeling far more satisfied after eating all the nutrients inside these nuggets of goodness.

This recipe is broken into 3 main parts, the mango salsa, avocado slaw, and fish. I break it down for you below.



I would have no problem eating this as a salad on its own, or using it as a summery salsa with nachos, it's just that delicious! The salsa is very easy to make, it consists of some freshly chopped mango, avocado, tomato, and red onion. The key is to gently mix the salsa so the avocado doesn't turn into a mushy mess. I like to use an avocado that's still a little firm - that way it'll keep its form better.

Also, let this salsa sit for about 15 minutes so that all the flavors mix together.



I used my creamy avocado dressing from this post to create this slaw. Simply combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and then pour over freshly chopped red cabbage, and mix together. So easy and so yummy! It's hard not to snack while you're making this meal.



The last step is to cook your tilapia fillet! I'm really bad for overcooking my fish, so I've learned the hard way that I have to focus on just cooking the fish by itself. That's why I like to prepare the salsa and the slaw beforehand.

To season the fish, I combined cumin, salt, and chili powder together in a bowl. Next, I sprinkled the seasoning on to both sides of the fish and rubbed it in with hands to get a nice even coat.

This fish will cook fast on your skillet - so stay close! Also, it will be deliciously crispy on the outside and tender on the inside... your family will love it!


Now that you've got all the main components together, all you need to do is add them to the dinner table and let your family assemble their tacos themselves (that's the fun part right!?)

You can warm your tortillas in the microwave or oven before you get started. For my tacos, I started with the avocado slaw, then added flaked fish and topped with mango salsa. But you could do whatever you like!

Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa And Avocado Slaw

Prep time: 20 mins

Cook time: 8 mins

Total time: 28 mins


8 tacos



  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into small chunks

  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into small chunks

  • 1 large tomato, cut into small chunks

  • 2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1/4 c lime juice

  • 1/4 c water

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 c cilantro

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded


  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets

  • 8 whole wheat tortillas, warmed



  1. Gently mix all ingredients together in a medium-size bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes so the flavors can mix together.


  1. Combine avocado, lime juice, water, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, cumin and salt and pepper together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency.

  2. Add chopped coleslaw to a medium bowl, pour avocado dressing over top and mix together. Let sit for 15 minutes so the flavors can mix together.


  1. Mix together cumin, salt, and chili powder in a cup, sprinkle over fish and rub in.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook until just opaque in the center, approx 3-4 minutes per side.

  3. Transfer fish to a plate and let sit for a few minutes, then flake the fish into big chunks using a fork.


  1. Add avocado slaw, fish and mango salsa to a warmed tortilla. Fold over to eat and enjoy!

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If you end up trying it, let me know how it goes!