Easy Fish Tacos with Kiwi Salsa


These healthy fish tacos can be made with cod or any other firm white fish. A lively kiwi salsa and red cabbage brighten up the colors and flavors of the crispy tacos and complete this easy dinner recipe. The key to perfectly golden, crunchy fish is patience--let your oil get nice and hot before you add in the battered pieces. Dip an instant-read thermometer into the oil to make sure it's up to temp before you get cooking.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 cup diced peeled kiwi

  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper, plus slices for garnish

  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided

  • ½ cup Mexican lager

  • 8 ounces skinned center-cut firm white fish, such as cod

  • 2 cups corn oil

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Toss cabbage with vinegar in a medium bowl. Combine kiwi, onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeño in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and beer in a medium bowl. Cut fish into 8 pieces. Dust with the remaining 1/4 cup flour. Shake off the excess flour and add the fish to the batter, turning to coat.

  3. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet near the stove. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat to 325 degrees F. Let excess batter drip off, then add half the fish to the pan. Cook, turning once, until the coating is golden, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to the rack, let the oil heat back to 325 degrees F and repeat with the remaining fish. Sprinkle with the remaining pinch of salt.

  4. Serve the fish in tortillas with the reserved cabbage, kiwi salsa and jalapeño slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

504 Calories
29g Fat
47g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos each
Calories 504
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Vitamin A 84IU 2%
Vitamin C 50mg 56%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 4mg 22%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 424mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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