A citrus-jalapeño slaw adds a zesty and delicious crunch to these fish tacos. Add some sweetness to each bite by serving with peach or mango fruit salsa.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins


Fish Tacos
Jalapeño Slaw


Instructions Checklist
  • Begin preparing Fish Tacos: Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, prepare Jalapeño Slaw: In a medium bowl combine coleslaw mix, red onion and jalapeno pepper; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and salt. Pour lime juice mixture over cabbage mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and chill for up to 6 hours.

  • In a small bowl combine 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, ground ancho chile pepper and salt; sprinkle evenly over one side of each fish fillet.

  • Stack tortillas and wrap in heavy foil. For a charcoal grill, place fish and tortilla stack on the greased grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 4 to 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and tortillas are heated through, turning fish and tortilla stack once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish and tortilla stack on greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  • To serve, cut fish into four serving-size pieces. Divide Jalapeño Slaw among tortillas and top with fish. If desired, serve with salsa and lime wedges.


Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

1 taco and 2/3 cup slaw
304 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 19.7g; dietary fiber 11.2g; sugars 3.5g; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 48.4mg; vitamin a iu 729.1IU; vitamin c 26.6mg; folate 13mcg; calcium 123.7mg; iron 2.5mg; magnesium 39.8mg; potassium 520mg; sodium 466.6mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable