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Fish Tacos

Posted by Courtney Schupp | July 30, 2020

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


  • 1 pound cod or white fish fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup nonfat sour cream

Live Well Tips

  • Fish is high in omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart.
  • Top each taco with guacamole for some extra good fats.
  • Try using whole wheat tortillas instead of corn to add a whole grain to this meal.


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Wash and chop the fresh vegetables.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine fish, olive oil, lime juice, and seasoning mix. Pour the mix into a large skillet.
  4. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  5. Fill tortillas with fish mixture and top with cabbage, tomato, and sour cream.

Cook Together! Making Fish Tacos with Kids

Fish can be hard for kids to try since it’s a little stinky. If they help you in the kitchen, they are more likely to try something new. It is fun to top each taco with fresh vegetables and sour cream. Kids can personalize their tacos a little bit, too.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment.
  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry.
  • Open package of taco mix.

Intermediate Tasks

  • Squeeze fresh lime or bottle for lime juice.
  • Place ingredients in the bowl for mixing.
  • Add cabbage, tomato, and sour cream on top.

Difficult Tasks

  • Fill tortillas with the fish mixture.
  • Test fish flakiness with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 2 tacos: Calories–274; Protein–17g; Carbohydrate–37g; Total Fat–5g; Saturated Fat–0g; Cholesterol–34mg; Fiber–3g; Sodium–442mg; Iron–5%; Calcium–4%

Adapted from Good Food. Good Move., Texas Health & Human Services