Fish Tacos with Orange Vinaigrette Slaw

It’s  Taco Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate than to have fish tacos!


Fish tacos are one of my favorite foods to order when at a restaurant, especially at the beach…mainly  because  they are typically made with very fresh ingredients AND fish contains a lot of heart healthy fats.

Today, I am going to share my spin on fish tacos–healthy, light, and satisfying!


Fish Tacos with Orange Vinaigrette Slaw

  • Servings: 3 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for Orange Vinaigrette Slaw:

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • juice of 1 whole orange (I used navel orange)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions for Orange Vinaigrette Slaw: 

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add cabbage and carrots.
  2. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together extra virgin olive oil, white vinegar, fresh orange juice, honey, salt & pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Pour orange vinaigrette over cabbage & carrots.
  4. Incorporate dressing and cabbage & carrots.
  5. Set aside in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until serving time.

Ingredients for Fish Tacos:

  • 2 tuna steaks (or fish of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic & herb seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • Orange Vinaigrette Slaw
  • 1 fresh avocado
  • 1/4 cup of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • hot sauce (optional)

Directions for Fish Tacos:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rub garlic & herb seasoning, salt & pepper on both sides of tuna steak. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake for ~20 minutes at 400 degrees.
  3. Warm corn tortillas in a skillet over the stove or in the microwave.
  4. Once fish is cooked, cut into bite sized chunks.
  5. Assemble tacos: on corn tortilla, add fish, orange vinaigrette slaw, avocado, 2 tablespoons of black beans, and top with hot sauce.
  6. Enjoy with a side of tortilla chips and salsa!

What are your favorite kind of tacos?


Until Next Time,

Happy Chewing!
Katrina Detter, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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