Spiced Lime Vinaigrette Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Lesley Baradel
Spiced Lime Vinaigrette Tilapia Tacos with Pineapple Salsa
Spiced Lime Vinaigrette Tilapia Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Spiced Lime Vinaigrette Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

These fish tacos are easy to make and with vibrant flavors, are much healthier than fried restaurant versions. Each serving is 2 tacos.
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Prep Time 25 mins
10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Seafood
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 331 kcal


For the Salsa

  • 1 cup pineapple chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice

For the Tacos

  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs tilapia cut into 16 pieces
  • 8 corn tortillas warmed
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce


  • Lime wedges
  • Cilantro leaves


  • For the salsa, combine the pineapple, red pepper, cilantro, red onion, salt and lime juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • For the tacos, whisk together the cumin, chili powder, salt, lime juice and oil in a small bowl.
  • Dip fish into the spice mixture, ensuring both sides are coated evenly.
  • Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Cook fish in pan, turning once, about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until fish is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  • Flake fish into smaller pieces, if desired.
  • Fill warmed tortillas with fish, lettuce and salsa. Serve with cilantro leaves and limes for garnish.


Chef's Notes: To warm tortillas, you could char them a bit over a gas burner. For the salsa, fresh pineapple works better than canned.
Mix It Up: Use fresh mango in place of the pineapple in the salsa.
Make Ahead: Combine the salsa ingredients the day before - this will not only save you time, but also allow the flavors to come together more before serving.
Simplify It: Instead of making homemade salsa, buy your favorite fresh salsa in the deli section of your grocery store.


Calories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 35gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 354mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5g
Keyword fish tacos, pineapple salsa
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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