September 5, 2011

fish tacos

With less than a month left until fall I have been embracing some summer favorites.  One staple around here all summer were avocados.  And the first dinner that comes to mind when wanting to incorporate avocados are fish tacos.   The kids love them and so do we so we had Matt & Arre over for some fish tacos last week and thought I would share some pics with you!


this fed 4 adults and 3 children


  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can of black beans
  • sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • lime juice
  • lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • chopped cilantro to taste
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • lemon pepper (optional)
  • 5-7 white fish fillets(i used tilapia)
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1/8 – 1/4 cup red onion chopped (use more or less depending on your taste)
  • tortilla chips

Season your fish!  We grilled ours but first seasoned with lemon pepper, olive oil, & lemon juice.  I split the 7 (small) filets into 3 tinfoil “boats” for grilling.


and wrapped them up, put in fridge until time to grill


next on to the chopping!




and rinsing


Combine the following for your taco “salsa”


  • 1 cubed avocado
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes halved or quartered
  • 1/2-3/4 can black beans rinsed/drained
  • 1/8 cup diced red onion
  • splash extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • chopped cilantro to taste


I like to add a little heat – so I chopped up a jalapeno (seeds and all) and mixed with a cup of sour cream as another topping


surprisingly I had not eaten all the avocados in the process of chopping and mixing so i was able to make some guacamole with the what was left:

  • 1 cubed avocado (or whatever you have left)
  • sprinkle of red onions, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 a lime

mash with a fork until it’s the consistency you like




Grill your fish (5-10 minutes depending on size).  Roughly chop up fish for ease of adding to a taco.

and very important: throw your flour tortillas on the grill at the last minute just to crisp them a bit.

add toppings and enjoy!


  1. yum... try hot sauce and a little cilantro paste in sour cream. made our fish tacos ammazzing last week.. kathryn

  2. kathryn - i totally meant to credit you with adding lime juice & jalapenos to the sour cream, thanks for the extra tip though!!


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