Easy Summer Meals: Fish Tacos

We are huge fans of fish tacos at our house – it is one of my hubby’s favorite dishes and a wonderful summer meal. Plus it is super easy and healthy at the same time. A fun way to add some good nutritional fish to your diet, especially if you are like us and don’t really care for it alone. This recipe uses a fish taco seasoning mix, but you are welcome to explore making your own seasoning. This mix contains a combination of: paprika, garlic, salt, red chilis, onion, cilantro, cumin, pepper, and coriander. I use the mix because it makes it especially simple to throw this meal together last minute and I have not found any recipe to compare to the flavor that is in the Simply Organic mix. It’s that good!


1/2 head green cabbage
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2-3 limes (or 2-3 teaspoons lime or lemon juice)
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon sweetener (sugar, honey, sucanat, etc)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 pound wild cod or halibut fillets (I buy frozen wild Alaskan cod fillets from Trader Joes)
1 package (1.13 oz) fish taco seasoning (we use Simply Organic brand and love it! I buy it by the case from Azure Standard.)
1 avacado
Peach or Mango salsa (Trader Joe’s sells a fabulous peach salsa that we enjoy!)
7-8 corn tortillas


1. Cut up the fish into 1/2 inch strips or chunks, as desired. Place in a medium bowl and toss with fish taco seasoning mix and the juice of one lime. Allow to marinate as you prepare the rest of the recipe.
2. Thinly slice the cabbage and toss with mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder, remaining lime/lemon juice, sweetener, salt, and apple cider vinegar.
3. Cut the avocados into small chunks and set aside in a small bowl.
4. Saute the marinated fish over medium/high heat until cooked.
5. Heat corn tortillas in another frying pan with a bit of olive oil or butter on both sides to warm and soften the tortillas.
6. Layer each tortilla with a layer of fish mix, dressed cabbage, avacados, and salsa. Top it off with a bit more lime juice, as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Yield: 4 servings (approx. 7-8 tortillas)

About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

17 Responses to Easy Summer Meals: Fish Tacos

  1. Angela August 5, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Lindsay, I am going to make your fish tacos for my family tonight, thank you so much for sharing it!

  2. Jody V June 22, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I found your recipe via Pinterest and I’m so glad I did! These were amazing even though I was a little skeptical while mixing it all up. My 8 and 5 year old ate them too. I will definitely be making them again, thank you!

  3. Esther June 26, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Just made your fish tacos last night and entire family loved them, especially my hubby!

  4. Jackie June 25, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    All I can say in “YUM!” It looks so delicious I look forward to making it for my family.

  5. Crystal June 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I recently moved to California and Trader Joe’s is down the street. Lindsey, what is your Trader Joe’s basic grocery list? I seem to have trouble finding what I need/want there. I”m used to big grocery stores in Texas! Thanks.

  6. Mimi June 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    What kind of corn tortillas do you use? They look delicious!:)

  7. Rachel June 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    We love fish tacos too. I’ll have to try your recipe. The one I make is here (with mango salsa, of course), along with my other favorite taco recipes, all which are great for summer.

  8. Katie June 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Yum! I love fish tacos! I live near Ensenada, Mexico the home to some of the best fish tacos in the world. :) I have yet to actually make them for myself, proably becasue the only way you fund them down here is deep fried, so bad for you but so delicous! We use shark, not really something you do in the States. Fish tacos is what got me to start eating a bit of fish, I was never really a fan before. I hope to try your in the near future!

  9. Heather June 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    Um YUM!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rachel B June 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve been thinking I need to revise our menu for the summer months and this is going to be tried out tonight. Looks good!

  11. Angela Palmer June 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    What an interesting recipe! I’ve never tried anything like it before – thanks!

  12. Addy June 21, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    The recipe sounds good. Thanks for sharing. I did want to let you know that there is citric acid in that brand of taco seasoning, and according to things I have read, that is MSG. May want to check it out. I found a recipe for taco seasoning that I make from scratch, but I may have to adapt it for fish tacos. Take care, and thanks again.

    • Lindsay June 21, 2011 at 11:49 am #

      Simply Organic brand and other products of Frontier Natural do not include MSG in their products. I definitely prefer avoiding that and that is one reason I chose this brand. You can find the details here under the glossary.

      • Addy July 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

        Hi Lindsay,
        I did look at the ingredients in their taco seasoning, and it contains maltodextrin and citric acid. If you look at the truthinlabeling.org website that the Weston A Price foundation recommends, it says that both of these ingredients often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid. So it may or may not contain it, but if it has these 2 ingredients in it, they say it often does contain or produce it. Just an FYI. And I also wanted to say thank you for sharing so much info. I have looked at your blog off and on since the beginning and it really helped me a lot when I was learning to soak grains. I have never commented before due to time constraints, but I just wanted to let you know I was thankful for the info you have shared. God Bless you,

  13. Becci June 21, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I love fish tacos! Thanks for the recipe, we’ll definitely try that one out :) .

  14. Rebekah June 21, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Ooh. This sounds good. Cod goes on sale a lot at my favorite grocery store– I’ll be trying this soon.

  15. sarah June 21, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    when we first moved out to the west coast, i noticed that every restaurant served fish tacos. they sounded so weird to me at first but after i tried them i fell in love!

    thanks for the recipe! i have been too nervous to try to make these at home (seems too easy to mess up on!), but i will surely try your suggestions. :)