Fish tacos with cilantro coleslaw on a whit plate garnished with lime

Quick Fish Tacos

Fish is an important part of any healthy eating pattern, but especially for folks with diabetes.  That’s because omega-3s have been linked to lower risks of heart disease and death from heart disease.1

Even adding 1 serving of fish per week to your routine can make a difference. These tacos are quick and easy. And, like any tacos, you can add extras (like green onions and tomatoes) to fit your preferences. But as is, it’s pretty delicious. For a twist, toast the tortillas and turn this dish into “quick fish tostadas!”

Makes 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for quick fish tacos

  • 2 limes, halved
  • 1 tbsp Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • ½ tbsp low-fat sour cream
  • Precooked, frozen fish fillets

Directions for quick fish tacos

  1. Cook fish fillets according to package directions. Once done, cut each into 1-inch pieces. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top.
  2. While fish is cooking, place tortilla on plate and spread with ½ tablespoon of sour cream.
  3. Add cut fish pieces of 1 fillet. Top with jalapeño, shredded cheese, and chopped cilantro. Add any other preferred toppings.
  4. ENJOY!


1. 7 Things To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Published 2021. Accessed October 15, 2021.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 599.5
  • carbohydrate: 53.5g
  • cholesterol: 10.8mg
  • fat: 32.1g
  • fiber: 8.3g
  • potassium: 363.1mg
  • protein: 20.3g
  • saturated fat: 5.1g
  • sodium: 709.8mg
  • sugar: 6.6g

Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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