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Easy peasy fish tacos (Lunch/Dinner)

Easy peasy fish tacos (from Canada's food guide)

Who said fish tacos needed to be complicated? These delicious tacos are easy to prepare and really fun to eat!

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients Filling:

  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) lemon juice (about 1 lemon)

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) ground cumin

  • 625 mL (2 ½ cups) cooked flaky white fish (like cod)

Lettuce slaw:

  • 125 mL (½ cup) 0% plain Greek yogurt

  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) lime juice (about 1 lime)

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) garlic powder

  • ½ head of lettuce, chopped

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried cilantro

  • 8 small whole grain corn tortillas

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Optional toppings: avocado, corn, pico de gallo or salsa, lime wedges


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 30 mL (2 tbsp) olive oil, lemon juice, and cumin.

  • Add cooked fish, flaking it apart and coating it in the dressing.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk Greek yogurt, 15 mL (1 tbsp) olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder. Stir in lettuce and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Assemble tacos: Serve fish over tortillas with lettuce slaw and toppings of choice!


  • Little chefs will love assembling their tacos. Ask them to help you brainstorm topping ideas.

  • If you don’t have white fish, try using tuna.

  • For extra toppings, sprinkle 15 mL (1 tbsp) of grated low fat mozzarella on top of your tacos.

  • No tortillas? No problem. Try using lettuce or cabbage wraps or making a bowl by adding the mixture on top of brown rice or quinoa.

  • Remember, a little salt goes a long way. Taste the food before adding any salt.

Source: © All rights reserved. Canada’s Food Guide: Recipes. Health Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2022.

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