March 11, 2014

Fish TacOMGs

If you're in the market for a new recipe and would like to make your tastebuds do cartwheels, you'll be making these like, yesterday. I found the original recipe here, but changed it up a little bit making it quite a bit healthier. For example, I used butter lettuce leaves, rather than tortillas and I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. (Two of my go-to recipe substitutions!)

Because these little slices of heaven taste like, well, heaven...I've decided they aren't just Fish Tacos. They will now be referred to as "Fish TacOMGs". Because "OMG" is exactly what you'll say to yourself when you realize you're just now trying this recipe for the first time. At least that's how Beau and I felt about 'em.

Really...I will be making these weekly. And craving them daily. Oh and they're naturally gluten-free, too. #winning

Fish TacOMGs

Here's what you'll need for the fish:
  • 1 lb tilapia (about 3 large filets)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 T fresh lime juice
  • 2 t honey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Here's what you'll need for the slaw:
  • 2 C shredded red cabbage
  • 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 C Fage 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 T lime juice
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Extra ingredients: 
  • 2 mangoes, diced (for topping)
  • 1 avocado, diced (for topping)
  • 6-8 butter lettuce leaves
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. Place fish in large Ziploc bag. Add olive oil, lime juice, honey, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Close bag and massage seasonings into fish. Set aside and let marinate for 20 minutes.
  3. For the slaw, in a large mixing bowl, combine cabbage, cilantro, Green yogurt, lime juice, salt and pepper. Toss with a fork and chill until fish is cooked.
  4. Remove fish from marinade and grill for about 3-5 minutes on each side, or until done.
  5. Divide fish equally into your butter lettuce leaves. Top with slaw, mango and avocado and. if you're anything like me, devour them ALL!

Someone pass me a napkin. I'm drooling over these again. 


  1. These looks so freaking delicious! And crisp and fresh and healthy. And right up my alley. Adding this to next week's meal plan for sure!!

    Also, I've been out of the blogging world for the last 6 months or so, but I'm back and loving your "new" blog design! (No idea how new it is since I've been gone for so long...) But, I've been keeping up with you via IG, and congrats on the baby! Yay! Looking forward to reading your posts on the regular again, because you were always one of my faves :)

  2. These look delicious! And naturally gluten free - I must try these ASAP!

  3. yum!!! Fish tacos are one of my favorite spring and summer meals...not sure why lol
    I haven't tried them with lettuce instead of tortilla, but sounds and looks delish!! Will definitely be added to my list of recipes ;)

  4. OMG, this look so good and now I wish I had fish tacosssss right NOW. Also, mangoes are a total must for me in my fish tacos.

  5. FISH. TACOS. YUM. We have always made fish tacos similarly in the past, but I have never tried with the butter lettuce to substitute the wheat tortillas that taste like cardboard. lol thanks for the recipe! xox

  6. I think I know what I am making for dinner tonight!!

  7. They look REALLY good. Would you believe I've never had fish tacos??
    (I know, throw something at me...not a big seafood'er)

  8. Yummm these look so good! I think I'll be making them soon!!!

  9. Love the addition of mango for an added freshness. Lovely recipe!

  10. Those look amazing and I really like love your blog. Already subscribed.

  11. i made these last night and they were OMG amazing!! thanks for sharing!!!

  12. This is actually the third fish taco recipe I've seen and I totally need to make it!! I bet it's delish. I can't wait to try!

  13. These look so fresh and delicious. I just pinned them. :)

  14. My sister-in law Courtney just texted me about how I need to make these!!! They look great!


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