Grilled Fish Tacos with {pineapple salsa}


fish tacos

You guys, I didn’t realize how bad I needed a tan until I uploaded the picture of my hand below into Photoshop. Whoa. I. am. pale. I can’t wait until it starts heating up around here so that I can soak up the vitamin D I’ve been lacking for the past 4 months. So let’s celebrate the warm weather comin’ our way by whipping up these healthy little fish tacos!

I get a little weirded out cooking fish. Something about it raw in my kitchen, on my countertops, grosses me out. And then I’ll eat sushi. Hi, I’m crazy.

Ok but these fish tacos were super tasty. You don’t need to fry them to make them edible, and grilling them will make you feel better about how quickly bathing suit season is creeping up on us. The spices are a MUST on this one you guys. It gives the fish a perfect little crisp, and makes it so flavorful. You can substitute whatever spice rub is your favorite, but I liked this one because it had a good amount of heat to it.

Fish taco spice rub

fish tacos


fish tacos

By the way, how was everyone’s weekend? For the first time in forever we got to stick around our apartment and lounge. The boyfriend and I walked down to the farmer’s market, got our juice on at our favorite local juice bar, and played a little tennis. We also watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower and LOVED it! If you haven’t seen it, head straight to your grocery store’s Red Box and rent it. You won’t regret it! Unless of course you hate great movies, but that would be weird.

The weekend was incredibly relaxing until we decided to deep clean today. At least clean sheets are calling my name right now. FTW.


This recipe was derived from the “Cook This Not That” cookbook, which has kinda been my bible lately. I mean, how can you not love classic recipes like hearty lasagna and chili for way less calories? I made my salsa with pineapple instead of mangoes, so if mangoes are your thing feel free to sub it in. I had frozen pineapple in my freezer I had to use up, and thought it came out pretty amazingly.

I want to hear about your weekend! Tell me about it in the comments.

5.0 from 2 reviews
{low calorie} Grilled Fish Tacos
  • For the spice rub
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • For the fish tacos
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 avocado pitted and diced
  • ¼ red onion
  • ¼ cup sliced radishes
  • juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • coconut oil
  • 1 lb mahimahi filet
  • 1 tbsp of the spice rub
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  1. For the spice rub
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the spices and mix together with a spoon. Reserve one tablespoon of the mixture for the fish, and save the rest in an airtight container
  3. For the fish tacos
  4. Mix together the pineapple, avocado, onion, radish, and the juice of one lime in a small bow. Stir in cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Heat a grill or stovetop pan over medium heat. Drizzle a light coating of the coconut oil over the fish and rub on the tbsp. of blackening spice. Cook the fish on one side undisturbed for 4 minutes. Flip, and cook the other side for another 4 minutes. Remove from pan.
  6. Warm the tortillas and keep in a tortilla warmer.
  7. Break the fish apart with a fork into bite size chunks. Divide among the warm tortillas. Top with the cabbage and pineapple salsa. Serve with wedges of lime.



  1. Sarah E says

    OMG! These are amazing! I made them tonight and I know they are good when I get a “You can make these again honey!’ from my other half. I ended up using all of the rub *oops* and made it super spicy, so next time I will not put so much. The pineapple salsa is amazing and
    I want to make it as just a dip for chips this summer. Thanks for the great recipe!

  2. Courtney says

    Well, it was lovely and warm on Saturday so we hit the beach with a backpack full of beers and lounged on the sand…Jealous?? ;) I also cooked amazing steak sandis with carmelized onions and blue cheese aioli on a grilled baguette. It was DELISH! But your fish tacos would have been perfect for this warm weekend we had down here! SD’s calling your name!

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