Alright, alright, alright… a healthy fish taco recipe! That’s what I’m taco’n about. For those that know me they’re well aware I am a sucker for all food that is Mexican. We can thank my mother for that, since it was all she ate while pregnant with me, but that’s not what this post is about. One of my all-time favorite dishes is fish tacos. They’re just SO tasty. But like the majority of foods out there, we can’t help but question the nutritional value.
Fish tacos are probably one of the healthier options you’d find on a Mexican food menu, however depending on the way they’re dressed and shelled, they can definitely become fatty. For starters (and this goes for any meat when eating out), you never know what the protein is cooked in, likely a lot of oil. Second, I swear every fish taco I’ve ordered is always dressed in some mayo-based, light-colored sauce that’s pretty creamy and probably not low in sugar. And third comes the tortilla it’s shelled in, this is either a corn or flour tortilla that’s packed with sodium and will likely attribute to any bloated feeling post-meal. Again, not the worst, but not the healthiest.
And with that, I bring you, healthy fish tacos! These took me 20 minutes to whip up and were so incredibly good. I hadn’t made tacos of any kind since I started cooking because I don’t consider them healthy, but these I’ll be making again and didn’t feel bloated after chowing down.
Here is the recipe, friends:
- 2 Siete almond flour tortillas – If you haven’t heard of the Siete brand, you gotta jump on it! They make grain-free tortillas and they’re awesome. Two almond flour tortillas are just 190 cals, 2 g of sugar, and 5 g of protein.
- 1/4 lb. of Atlantic salmon
- Shredded carrots (bought these pre-packaged from Trader Joe’s)
- Diced red bell peppers
- Cilantro dressing from Trader Joe’s
- Avocado oil
- Crushed chili pepper
- Cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cook salmon for 20 minutes
- Cook tortillas in avocado oil until they come to a sizzle
- Dice veggies
- When tortillas and salmon is done, place ingredients into your taco shells
- Dress with cilantro dressing, chili pepper, and cayenne pepper (or whichever seasonings you prefer)
You will not feel bad after eating these, I promise! They’re scrumptious, healthy, and filling. What’s your taco recipe?