Fish tacos with homemade salsa

I love Mexican food, but I do not always enjoy how I feel after eating it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love enchiladas smothered in cheese and an authentic sauce once in awhile.  But I’m often so miserably full when I am finished that it makes me not want Mexican food for a long time.  So when I am craving the spice and flavors of Mexican food, I find lighter versions of my favorite dishes to make at home.  I will make a southwest chicken salad with rotisserie chicken, dressing made with salsa and ranch and all of my favorite toppings, chicken tortilla soup or tacos with different fillings.  Today, I was craving the light flavors of simply seasoned fish tacos with a quick homemade salsa.

You can add whatever else you like to your salsa, these are just some of my favorite ingredients.


  • 4 tomatoes
  • 6 small tomatillos
  • 1/2 jalepeño
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  1. Roughly chop all ingredients
  2. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and process to desired thickness


  • 2 tilapia (or other white fish)  fillets
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • corn tortillas
  • black beans
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  •  1/2 lime
  1.  Heat grill pan over medium-high heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Season fish fillets with cumin and chili powder
  3. Grill fish about 3 minutes per side or until fish appears opaque and flakes easily
  4. Squeeze 1/2 lime over fish and break fish up into bite-sized pieces
  5. Warm corn tortillas until crisped on griddle flipping once
  6. Serve tacos with salsa, black beans, cilantro and sour cream (I like to thin my sour cream with lime juice and add cilantro to it)

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1 Response to Fish tacos with homemade salsa

  1. Those look SO good Merc! I have been wanting to make fish tacos – we recently had them at Republic and they were so good!

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