Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa

Hello there!

How are you doing? I hope your Wednesday has been fab so far. Today I’ve got a great giveaway to share with you, but first, let’s talk about this week’s featured recipe!

I’ve been wanting to share this one with you guys for weeks, but then heading out to Vancouver happened and there’s just been a lot of life happening ever since. Also, stating the obvious: there are only 3 days left in August. YIKES! But now that I’m back home and into my usual routine, I’ve also been back in the kitchen and creating deeeelicious dinners for you – like this one I’m about to share.

diced mango and lime

I know tilapia isn’t the most flavourful of fish for all my seafood-loving friends out there, but whenever someone tells me that they’re new-ish to enjoying the delights of the sea, I always recommend tilapia as a mild first place to start. These Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa are full of flavour and colour, with a hint of sweetness thanks to the juicy, perfectly-ripe nectarines. I’ve made this recipe twice now – the first time with mango (as you see in the dish above) and the second with nectarines. Really, whatever summery stone fruit is your favourite will work just perfectly here.

If you don’t have tilapia, don’t worry – you can use any other mild fish like cod, haddock, or sole, and achieve a very similar delicious result. The fillets only need a couple of minutes on the barbeque, so I’d recommend making the salsa before heating the grill.

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa - #eatclean #seafood #grill #tacotuesday

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Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa - #eatclean #seafood #grill #tacotuesday

Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa


  • Author: Angela Simpson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: grill

Description

These Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa are a sweet twist on traditional tacos, and a delicious healthy dinner. Feel free to swap in other ripe stone fruits such as peaches or apricots.


Ingredients

For the fish:

  • 2 tilapia fillets, about 150g each (other white fish such as cod or haddock)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • chili powder (optional)

For the salsa:

  • 1 nectarine, pitted and diced (try to preserve the juices and add them to the mixture too)
  • 4 finely diced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 2 tsp finely shredded cilantro (or parsley)
  • 2 tsp fresh shredded basil
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • zest of 1/2 lime

For the rest:

  • thinly shredded green and/or purple cabbage
  • 2 tortillas (I prefer whole grain gluten-free ones – look for as few ingredients as possible. Or, for something grain-free and paleo-friendly, try coconut wraps.)

Instructions

  • Prepare the salsa first by chopping all ingredients as indicated above. Mix them all together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Lightly oil grill and preheat to medium.
  • Squeeze lime juice over the tilapia fillets and sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper, and a few pinches of chili powder (optional).
  • Grill tilapia for about 4 minutes per side, or until completely opaque.
  • Line one half of each tortilla with shredded cabbage. Follow with the grilled fish, and top with salsa.
  • Serve immediately, with lime wedges on the side as a garnish if desired

Happy grilling!

33 thoughts on “Grilled Tilapia Tacos with Nectarine Salsa

  1. I could stare at that salsa all day. The colors are so refreshing & beautiful. I also like how you just laid the tilapia fillet inside the taco shell. I’ve always just chopped it up. Good idea

  2. This looks like a great book! This year I have really focused on drinkinf more water. I find some of my hunger cues were actually thirst xues.

  3. I have taken all processed protein out of my meals (store-bought veggie burgers, deli meat, fish sticks). It’s a small change but it makes me feel better about my eating everyday!

  4. Hi Ashley & Meghan! Within the past year I have become engaged and now with less than 8 weeks to the Big Day, I didn’t want that bloaty feeling I was always getting. So I decided to become more conscious of drinking more water (and adding lemon and lime for flavor!) and cutting back on my carbs. I didn’t cut carbs out, but I just became more aware of what I was eating at every meal and if I had carbs with breakfast then I would cut out carbs at lunch or not have as much as I normally would. Being more aware of what I was eating really helped with the bloating and made me just feel better overall 🙂 love the blog! Thanks so much!

  5. I also seem to have a bit of a recipe book fetish and this one looks like a great addition to my collection! I think something that has really helped improve my health this year was switching up the classes I was going to at the gym. I started taking a body pump class and an ominously sounding C.S.I. class (cardio, strength, and intervals). I’ve got muscles I’ve never had before and we get a different workout every time now.

  6. This was a tough one, but I have my brother to thank for it. I used to eat a lot of dark chocolate. A LOT. He doesn’t eat a ton of sugar and this has rubbed off on me! Although I was eating “dark chocolate” it was still too much that I was eating. Now, I have it maybe once or twice a week and not everyday. Yay for siblings!

  7. I would love to get a copy of the unDiet. I’ve been eyeing it up for awhile now. I had a baby 8 months ago and have since learned to fit in my fitness whenever and wherever I can.

  8. I’ve started running this year – I’m slow, but I’m getting out there! I’ve also really improved my cooking skills – mainly by rocking the slow cooker, but I’ll take what I can get!

  9. I have cut gluten out of my diet., do yoga regularly . i bought myself the un Diet book, love it, and shared my copy with a friend..so a second copy would be AWESOME
    ( I LoVE that spell check auto corrects un-diet to undies!)

  10. I have eliminated gluten, and sugar, still wrking on cheese. And hv included other things like chia, hemp seeds and more veggies. 🙂

  11. I recently started a regular workout regimen in which your workouts come in handy!! I’ve never really liked to exercise, but I find the more I do, and the more results I see, the more obsessed I become! It’s great!! I also invested (a pretty penny) in a Vitamix Pro 750. I can now make healthy shakes and foods without crazy additives!! Fresh and delicious!!

  12. I have shared my passion for a planted based lifestyle with my mom, dad and younger brothers! Every other day of the week we eat a vegan meal! I would love to share Megan’s recipes with my family 🙂

  13. Thanks for the intro to Meghan ‘s site – I haven’t seen it before, and now I’m supper excited to read thru it and try some of here yummy looking recipes.
    A recent addition to my health and wellness routine has been substituting my morning coffee a few times a week with green tea and fresh squeezed lemon juice – add in some dried goji berries and sprinkle with cayenne. Super foods and super at alkalizing the body.

  14. For the past year, I’ve been trying to start my day with either a green smoothie or green juice – in an effort to increase my veggie consumption each day.

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