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Quick and Healthy Blackened Fish Tacos

These Quick and Healthy Blackened Fish Tacos are a weeknight favorite! They are so easy to make and everyone loves them!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 257kcal


  • 1 lb tilapia
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Blackening Season

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta or cotija cheese crumbled
  • 2 limes quartered
  • 8 corn tortillas

Shredded Cabbage

Creamy Lime Zest Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise or Thick Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 lime juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  • Drizzle tilapia filet(s) with olive oil. Whisk together cumin, coriander, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub all over fish.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed skillet, like a cast iron, to medium high heat. Sear seasoned tilapia for 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked through.
  • In a small bowl, massage shredded cabbage with salt and lime juice and set aside.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the mayo or Greek yogurt with lime juice & zest, olive oil and salt.
  • Warm tortillas and prepare toppings. Build tacos and drizzle with lime zest dressing and enjoy immediately!


Nutritional values are approximate and may vary. 


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg