Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

I love a tasty dish that’s also good for me.  No sluggish feeling after eating this one.  You’ll feel good enough that afterwards you’ll want to take a long bike ride, jump in the pool, go streaking…whatever works for you. No judgement here people.

Let me tell you about this tomatillo avocado salsa.  It’s adapted from Rick Bayless. I love it.  On everything.  So keep it in your back pocket. No, not literally…that would be messy.  It’s a lil bit tangy, a lil bit creamy.  Great on all sorts of tacos or even sopped up with tortilla chips.  Try it out as you wish.

What I like as much as the salsa is this playlist.  Could listen to it on repeat for hours…and have!  I mean who doesn’t love Heart?  Dinosaur Jr., Tegan and Sara, The National, and R.E.M. also contribute.  Now go get your omega 3s!

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa - Fish Tacos

Cabbage Slaw- Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw and Tomatillo Avocado Salsa


1 lb cod fillets (or any white fish you prefer)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
pepper to taste

Cabbage Slaw
½ head of small red cabbage, cored and sliced
¼ medium red onion, sliced
1 lime
salt and pepper to taste

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
3 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 avocado, pitted and removed from skin
1 garlic clove
¼ cup cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
(add a jalapeno if you like it spicy)

12 tortillas

For the fish…

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Mix together the cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper to make a rub and put it on each side of the fillets
  • Bake fish 12-15 minutes and then break it up into chunk, flakes, whatever size you like (cooking time may vary depending on the type of fish you use)

For the cabbage slaw…

  • Combine the sliced cabbage and red onion in a bowl.  Squeeze the juice of the lime, add salt and pepper and toss ‘em all together.

For the tomatillo avocado salsa…

  • Roughly chop the tomatillos, garlic, avocado, and cilantro and put them in a food processor.  Pulse a few times until they’re combined

To finish…

  • Grill the tortillas over an open flame and top ‘em with the fish, slaw and salsa.

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