5 from 1 vote
fish tacos with mango and avocado salsa on a blue table
Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Work Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Make your own quick salsa, and not just any typical salsa – one with fresh fruit and creamy avocados. These fish tacos wrap all the good things right in your tortillas.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fish tacos, mango avacado salsa, mango salsa
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 603 kcal
  • 1 mango peeled, pitted and cut into ⅓-inch cubes
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado peeled, pitted and cut into ⅓-inch cubes
  • 2 scallions white and green parts thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice plus wedges for serving
  • tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp cornmeal
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 lb white fish such as halibut or flounder, skin and bones discarded, cut into ¾-inch cubes
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • 16 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 jalapeños halved, ribs and seeds discarded, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce optional
  1. For salsa: place mango, avocado, scallion, cilantro, juice and ½ tsp salt in a bowl; toss gently. Set aside.
  2. Combine cornmeal, cumin, chili powder and remaining 1¼ tsp salt in a bowl; add fish and toss until coated well (discard excess coating); set aside.
  3. Using 2 tablespoons oil, lightly brush onto one side of each tortilla. Heat a large nonstick skillet over moderately high heat. Add tortillas in pairs with uncoated sides together and cook, turning once, until just golden and starting to crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and cover with a towel.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in same skillet. Add jalapeño and fish; toss to coat with oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fish is just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Spoon into paired taco shells. Serve with salsa, lime wedges and hot sauce, if desired.
Recipe Notes

The cornmeal forms a delicious crispy coating. Fish cooks so quickly, you only need to cook it a few minutes in a hot skillet.

Nutrition Facts
Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1141mg 48%
Potassium 939mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 19.8%
Vitamin C 39.1%
Calcium 11.5%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.