Tropical Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Lime Yogurt Sauce

Good morning! I hope everyone has been enjoying the first week of summer! What better way to switch into summer gear than with these Tropical Fish Tacos?

Did I mention they’re topped with pineapple salsa?! It doesn’t get much better than that! The fish itself is a little citrusy, a little sweet and the reduced marinade amplifies the flavor big time. The sweet and tangy pineapple salsa complements it perfectly. And this lime yogurt sauce will make you forget about adding sour cream to your taco!

My only warning is these are a little messy. Okay, maybe really messy. Just have a handful of napkins on the table before you dig in!

Just mix together the lime juice and zest, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and garlic powder to form your marinade. Then marinade the tilapia in the fridge for at least an hour.

When you’re ready to cook, mix together the flour, salt and pepper and heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Coat each filet in the flour.

Cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through.

While the fish is cooking, bring the excess marinade to a boil over medium heat and boil for about 5 minutes, until reduced.

To make the pineapple salsa, just dice and mince all of the veggies and combine them together with the lime juice, cayenne and salt. (I accidentally neglected to take any more pictures of the salsa.)

To make the yogurt sauce, combine the yogurt with all of the spices.

Then assemble your tacos and enjoy!

Tropical Fish Tacos

Adapted from One Lovely Life

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tilapia fillets (about 16 oz)
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour and a little salt and pepper
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • Pineapple salsa to taste (recipe below)
  • lime yogurt sauce to taste (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. Mix together lime zest, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl or tupper ware container. Transfer the marinade to plastic bag (or leave in tupper ware) and add the fish fillets. Marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour (and up to 24).
  2. When ready to cook, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Mix together the flour with a little salt and pepper in a bowl and coat the fish with the flour. Transfer the fish to the heated pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side until the fish is browned and cooked through.
  3. While the fish is cooking, pour the leftover marinade in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Boil for about 5 minutes, until reduced.
  4. When the fish is done, flake it with a fork into smaller pieces and you are ready to assemble the tacos.
  5. Take a tortilla and top it with a good portion of fish, a tablespoon or so of the reduced marinade, a few tablespoons of the pineapple salsa, and a few teaspoons of the yogurt sauce.
  6. Roll it up and enjoy!

Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup of pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1.5 limes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Dice your tomatoes and onion. Mince your jalapeno and garlic. Finely chop your pineapple.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, garlic, pineapple, lime juice, cayenne and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Enjoy!

Lime Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 6 oz Chobani 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir together.
  2. Enjoy!
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10 Responses to Tropical Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa and Lime Yogurt Sauce

  1. The yogurt sauce looks so stinking good. I’ve been on a huge dips and sauces kick, and Im going through Chobani-based recipes like crazy. Can’t wait to add this one to the list!

  2. What a great, fresh and flavorful summer recipe! Thank you for sharing, definitely one to make in the future!
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  3. Kailey says:

    Oh my this sounds amazing!! I have never tried pineapple salsa before, but every says it rocks. Love fish tacos though ;)
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  4. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Happy Monday!
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  5. Once again, you have the best recipes!
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  6. Every one of your posts makes my mouth water, but this one might be the best yet. I LOVE fish tacos. Like, they’re on my top 10 all time favorite food list kind of love. ;) The creamy sauce that usually accompanies them is SO good, but so not good for you, so your healthy Greek yogurt-based alternative is welcome with open arms. :)

    When I’m craving fish tacos, I usually hit Surfside in Glover Park (have you been? Omg, so good!), but since it’s not in neighborhood, I’m not able to go as frequently as I’d like. It’s time to take matters into my own hands and try this recipe. ;) <3
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    • Caroline says:

      I’ve never been there because I didn’t like ANY fish when I lived in DC. I would have turned my nose up at any seafood restaurant! :)

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