Asian Fish 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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fish tacos easy, fish tacos healthy, healthy tacos recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 244 kcal


  • flour tortillas toasted if desired


  • 4 white fish filets (cod, sole or tilapia work well) rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 lime juices
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce can substitute with coconut aminos or tamari
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup or honey can substitute with erythritol or stevia
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chopped

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 matchsticks (omit if you can't find)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey can substitute with erythritol or stevia
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serving Suggestions:

  • Sriracha sauce


  1. Marinate fish 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. Top with Sriracha (optional).

Recipe Notes

A few avocado slices would work well in here too.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Fish Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Potassium 707mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 126.4%
Vitamin C 89.9%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 12.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.