Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos

Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos make a light and healthy weeknight meal. Toasted tortillas topped with flaky white fish fillets, kale, radicchio, carrots, daikon and sweet pineapples.

Tilapia & Kale Slaw Tacos make the perfect easy & healthy meal!
Updated photos April 2016 from original post of August 2013

Like most people, once the weather starts warming up, I find myself craving lighter and more refreshing recipes.  Tacos are a favorite around here and I love how easy they are to customize with what we have on hand.

These Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos are healthy, delicious and make a fun and easy weeknight meal.

They start off with some grilled or broiled tilapia marinated in a light Asian inspired sauce with sesame oil, maple syrup, soy sauce and lime juice.

I love sneaking in kale whenever I can so I topped the tacos with a kale slaw that included radicchio, carrots, daikon and some chopped pineapple for some sweetness.

Tilapia & Kale Slaw Tacos make the perfect easy & healthy weeknight meal.
These Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos are a fun way to add some healthy veggies to your diet and the best part is, even the little people in your house will have a blast during meal time.

A fresh and flavorful way to spice up fish and quick enough to make for a busy weeknight!

Tilapia & Kale Slaw Tacos make the perfect easy & healthy meal!

Yields 6

Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos

Tilapia and Kale Slaw Tacos make a light and healthy weeknight meal. Toasted tortillas topped with flaky white fish fillets, kale, radicchio, carrots, daikon and sweet pineapples.

15 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

27 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Flour tortillas (toasted if desired)
  • 4 Tilapia Fillets, rinsed and patted dry
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapples

  • Kale Slaw
  • 1 head of kale, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage or radicchio
  • 1/2 medium carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks or grated
  • 1/2 cup daikon, peeled and cut into thin matsticks (omit if you can't find)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Sriracha sauce, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Marinate tilapia with lime juice, soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil and salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the orange juice, sesame oil, rice vinegar and honey in a large bowl. Combine with kale, cabbage, carrots and daikon and toss until evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. For the grill: Place fish on hot grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes over a medium high heat. Turn once during grilling.
  4. For the stove: Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. To Broil: Preheat oven to broil or 500 degrees. Broil 7 to 10 minutes until fish is lightly brown and cooked through.
  6. Fill tortilla (toast if desired) with a portion of fish and then top with pineapples and kale slaw. Add sriracha sauce if desired.

Notes

A few avocado slices would work well in here too.

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Lovely comments

  1. Angela / Take Two Bites says:

    Yum, these tacos look soo good!

  2. Never tried kale slaw before but this sounds delightful! Pinned!

  3. Karina - Baking Batters & Bread says:

    Gotta have a bite of these tacos – they look tasty!

  4. Wow, these tacos are beautiful Kelly!! Tilapia taco-tasticness going on here! I love kale, but never thought to put it in a taco – genius, girlfriend! And I love the touch of Asian flavors going on here. I can’t wait to make these! Pinned! Cheers, dear!

  5. Kelly, these are just gorgeous. I love all of the colours, and the flavors sound amazing together!!
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  6. They look so good. Tacos that are nice and healthy, thanks for the idea
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  7. I love the beautiful colors Kelly :)

  8. YES to all the fun and light summer tacos! These are gorgeous Kelly and so packed full of good things!
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  9. These are the prettiest tacos I’ve ever seen! I love the Asian flavors in here!
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  10. Wow, look at the colour on these. I could eat 4 or 5 of these right now, and it’s still breakfast time!
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  11. Such gorgeous looking tacos! Almost too pretty to eat…… almost 😉

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