Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, My Fresh Perspective | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

Like an epic taco, minus the mess. These Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce are loaded with roasted cauliflower, crispy cabbage slaw, creamy avocado, zesty lime and fresh chimichurri sauce. So good, you might just lick the bowl clean!

If you’ve been reading along for any length of time, it’s probably evident that the plates in my house don’t get much use. Bowls are where it’s at. We’ve come to the end of Sugar Free May, and I’ve got one more to help you finish the month strong.

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

Fun (and bizarre) fact about yours truly: Despite having a cupboard FULL of plates, bowls, and cups of varying shapes and sizes, I always tend to eat out of the same one or two. I’ll even take them out of the dishwasher to clean them by hand before grabbing a fresh one from the cupboard. How weird is that? Please, tell me I’m not the only one.

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

Another random fact: Although delicious, tacos have never been my favourite food. I wouldn’t say I’m a particularly messy eater, but never have I eaten a taco where every bit of whatever was inside made it from the shell into my mouth. Perhaps it’s because I’m a chronic over-stuffer – not of my mouth, but of taco shells and tortillas. Actually, maybe both…. but in this case we’re talking shells and tortillas. It’s inevitable that fillings fall out and land back on my plate, on the ground, on my lap, on my shirt – basically everywhere except my mouth.

Again, please tell me I’m not the only one with this problem?

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

Having experienced this problem more times than I can count, I’ve come to conclude that taco bowls are the answer. No lost bits of avocado, no soggy tortillas, and no sauce dripping on your white shorts. Have I got you convinced?

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

This Fish Taco Bowl with Chumichurri Sauce was born in my kitchen last weekend, and the taste is INSANE. Crispy roasted cauliflower, shredded lettuce, refreshing cucumbers, crunchy purple cabbage, juicy seasoned bits of cod, creamy avocado, zesty lime, and a super fresh chimichurri sauce to spoon over top. Don’t wait until #TacoTuesday for this one, friends – run to the kitchen and experience the deliciousness for yourself stat!

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

PS. I know the ingredient list looks long, but TRUST ME. It’s not that bad, and is really just the same things being used repeatedly. The end result will not disappoint!

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

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Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean

Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce


  • Author: Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Like an epic taco, minus the mess. These Fish Taco Bowls with Chimichurri Sauce are loaded with roasted cauliflower, crispy cabbage slaw, creamy avocado, zesty lime and fresh chimichurri sauce. So good, you might just lick the bowl clean!


Ingredients

For the veggies:

  • 4 cups chopped cauliflower florets + 2 tsp avocado oil + generous pinches of cumin, chili powder and sea salt
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup each shredded green cabbage, purple cabbage
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 2 tbsp minced purple onion
  • 1 small avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp pepitas
  • sliced lime wedges and cilantro sprigs, to garnish

For the cilantro lime vinaigrette (you will have leftovers):

  • 1/4 cup each extra virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lime juice
  • pinches of cumin, sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Chimichurri sauce (again, you’ll have leftovers):

  • 1/2 cup each fresh parsley and cilantro (pack it in nice and tight!)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 large cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp each lime juice and extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of chili flakes, sea salt and black pepper

For the fish:

  • 2 fillets white-fleshed mild fish, such as cod (about 160g raw weight each)
  • 1/8 tsp each ground cumin, chili powder and sea salt
  • 1 tsp olive, coconut or avocado oil + lime wedges

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and toss the cauliflower in oil and spices. Roast on high at 400F for 30 mins or until crispy.
  • Meanwhile, whirl all ingredients for the chimichurri sauce in the food processor and transfer to a small bowl or jar. It should have a dressing-like consistency, but shouldn’t be completely smooth.
  • Whisk or shake the ingredients for the dressing in another small container.
  • Chop the fish into small bite-sized cubes. Toss the pieces in the spices, then heat 1 tsp oil in a wok.
  • Stir fry the fish cubes in the oil and squeezed lime wedges until cooked – about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep warm.
  • Prepare all remaining veggies as indicated. Toss them together (except avocado) in a few tbsp of cilantro lime dressing, then divide between 2 bowls. Follow with the avocado slices and cauliflower once ready.
  • Top the cabbage slaw mixture with the cooked fish.
  • Garnish with pumpkin seeds, cilantro and lime wedges. Spoon chimichurri sauce on top before serving.

Fish Taco Bowls with Roasted Cauliflower and Chimichurri Sauce | Angela Simpson, Eat Spin Run Repeat | #paleo #mealprep #pescetarian #eatclean
This post is part of Sugar Free May, a month-long conversation about reducing sugar consumption. I’ll be serving up lots of sugar-free recipes, meal ideas, tips for eliminating cravings, healthier food swaps, and more. If you’d like to take it a step further and truly make this part of your lifestyle, be sure to check out the Feel Better Sugar Detox. It’s a flexible plan that’ll help you cut sugar, improve gut health and weight management, stabilize mood and energy levels, and set you up with the tools you need to maintain the results long term. 

Feel Better Sugar Detox - by Angela Simpson, culinary nutrition expert + holistic wellness coach

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