Light and Nutritious Summer Weeknight Fish Tacos

POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore
POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore

These delicious and superhealthy tacos — a double dose of protein thanks to fish and Greek yogurt, plus fiber, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats via mango and avocado — are an easy fix for a quick dinner disguised as a fun meal out, and hit the spot after a tough workout or just a long day at work!

POPSUGAR Photography | Allison Hudson Stockamore
The Details
YieldServes 2

Allison Hudson Stockamore


    • For the Fish and Marinade
    • 3/4 pound fillet of white fish, such as halibut, mahimahi, or tilapia
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • For the Mango Salsa
    • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 semi-ripe mango
    • 2 tablespoons cilantro
    • For the Greek Yogurt Crema
    • 4 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • pinch of salt
    • For the Tacos and Toppings
    • 4 corn tortillas
    • sliced avocado
    • lime wedges


    1. Prep and bake the fish: Preheat oven to 350°F. Add a tablespoon olive oil, plus the paprika and cumin to the bottom of an oven-proof baking dish. Stir to make a quick marinade. Cut the fillet into four equal pieces and place in baking dish. Turn the fish to coat all sides with the mixture. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness.

    2. Make the salsa: Add 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar to the finely chopped red onion and set aside (doing this step first will temper the onion). Peel and chop the mango; destem and chop cilantro. Combine all ingredients, and stir gently to incorporate.

    3. Make the crema: Combine the Greek yogurt, chipotle, olive oil, and pinch salt in a small mixing bowl. Stir to thoroughly incorporate.

    4. Assemble: Heat the tortillas in a nonstick frying pan over high heat until warm and approaching crunchy. If necessary, remove skin from fish — it will come off easily. Set one piece of fish on each warmed tortilla, followed by the salsa, crema, and toppings as you like!