Fish and Shellfish: Fish Dishes: Simple Fish Taco

A lighter fish taco, supplying one veggie serving.

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: January 11, 2012

Serves: 6 person(s)

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins


    1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
    1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1 package (1ΒΌ oz) taco seasoning, divided
    0.45 kg cod or white fish fillets (4 total), cut into 1-inch pieces
    1 Tbsp vegetable oil
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
    2 cup shredded red and green cabbage
    2 cup diced tomato
    12 whole-wheat tortillas (6-inch), warmed


    In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro, and 2 tablespoons seasoning mix.

    In medium bowl, combine cod, vegetable oil, lemon juice, and remaining seasoning mix; pour into large skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cod flakes easily when tested with a fork.

    Fill taco shells with fish mixture. Top with cabbage, tomato, sour cream mixture, lime juice, and taco sauce.


    Add a sprinkling of low-fat or nonfat grated cheese.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:364 cals
Kilojoules:1,524 kJ
Fat:11.0 g
Carbohydrates:44.0 g
Protein:21.4 g
Cholesterol:38.0 mg
Sodium:656 mg
Saturated Fat:4.0 g
Fiber:3.0 g
Calcium:55.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.0 g

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