Best Fish Taco Recipe with Southwestern Cole Slaw makes Easy Dinner

best fish taco recipe with coleslaw

Best Fish Taco Recipe-an easy seafood dinner

Don’t have time to cook and looking for a delicious meatless meal?  Here’s the best Fish Taco Recipe -one of my very favorite ingredients is seafood, always keeping various types – salmon, shrimp, tilapia in the freezer for quick, go-to meals. With Lenten season upon us, what better time to spotlight this mouth-watering fish taco recipe, Fish Tacos with Southwestern Cole Slaw from my trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence . With only 140-200 calories and very little fat and sodium in 4 ounces –  fish is always a lean heart-healthy choice, and you will be amazed that this dish is diabetic-friendly! Jarred jalapeno may be used, adjusted to preference, or left out.  What a great fresh recipe to check out for the novice or busy cook – I cannot wait for you to try!

Easy & Best Fish Taco Recipe + Southwestern cole slaw perfectly complements the recipe

Now, one of my favorite components of this fish taco recipe is the southwestern cole slaw.  Buy cole slaw in a bag and just mix in the canned corn, jalapenos and fresh tomatoes and green onions.  Most of the saturated fat in cole slaw is in the dressing so you will be amazed how great the combination of Greek yogurt and a touch of mayonnaise are the perfect mix and so much better for you.  I think Greek yogurt really makes a difference and is a rich substitute for sour cream.  You will love this cole slaw recipe served separately as well.  And, yes, I had to include aavocadoas you know that’s my favorite.  Enjoy this simple but sensational fish taco recipe!

Here’s my Best Fish Taco Recipe:  Fish Tacos with Southwestern Cole Slaw from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence 

Spicy fish and fabulous cool cole slaw — easy and perfect pairing.

Makes 6 fish tacos

1 1/2 pounds tilapia fillets (or fish of choice)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
6 flour tortillas (or corn tortillas)
Southwestern Cole slaw (recipe follows)

1. Preheat broiler. Season fish with chili powder and season to taste. Broil 4-6 minutes per 1/2–inch thickness or until fish flakes with fork. Fish may be grilled or pan sautéed also.
2. Fill each tortilla with fish and Southwestern Cole Slaw (see recipe).
3. Warm tortillas according to package directions or heat in microwave about 30 seconds covered with damp paper towel. Serve with cole slaw or condiments of choice

Nutritional info per serving:
Calories 209, Calories from Fat 19%, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 353mg, Carbohydrates 16g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 26g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat

Southwestern Cole Slaw
Serve extra slaw with burgers.

Makes 12 (1/2 cup) servings

1 (10-ounce) bag angel hair or classic cole slaw (about 5 cups)
1 cup chopped green onions
2-3 tablespoons chopped jalapeños (found in jar)
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 (11-ounce) can Mexican style corn, drained
3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
1 avocado, chopped and drizzled with lime juice

1. In large bowl, combine cole slaw, green onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, and corn.
2. In small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, and vinegar. Toss with slaw. Season to taste and fold in avocados.

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Nutritional info per serving
Calories 76, Calories from Fat 35%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 173mg, Carbohydrates 10g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 4g, Protein 3g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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