Hungry Heart

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Lime-y Fish Taco Love


Tonight’s dinner was Mexican. Jerry and I both love Mexican food, and it can be healthy if it isn’t covered in cheese! On tonight’s menu was tilapia tacos and chipotle slaw with black bean mango salad on the side.
I make lots of different versions of black bean salad/salsa. This one had tomatoes, onion, garlic, mango, black beans and cilantro. And lots of lime juice!

Sometimes I add avocado, but we saved that for the tacos. And I love corn, but it looked horrible at the grocery store today. Can’t wait for local corn season!
Next up was the chipotle slaw for the tacos. To make it healthier I used 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt and two tablespoons of mayo for the sauce. I added the juice of three limes and little extra chipotle. If you’ve never cooked with chipotles you should give them a try. They are smoked jalapenos in a vinegary sauce (adobo). But be careful because they are spicy!

I sprinkled the tilapia fillets with a little cumin and smoked sweet paprika and cooked them in a spritz of olive oil. Then everything went together into a corn tortilla. I was disappointed that I couldn’t find one without preservatives, but they tasted good. I prefer them to flour tortillas.

Jerry opted for Dinosaur BBQ Garlic Chipotle Pepper Sauce on his. I went for the Tabasco we brought back from Costa Rica.
Overall I would give this dinner two thumbs up. Tilapia is not my favorite, but I didn’t mind it in the taco. The whole thing was bright and spicy and lime-y!
Tomorrow we are finally going to have some nice weather so I am looking forward to firing up the grill!


  1. did you use cilantro?

  2. love adobo thanks to you!

  3. I LOVE that black bean salad – as you probably already know because I ask about once a season what you put in yours!

  4. @Maria: I did use cilantro in the black bean salad, but not in the slaw. It would have been delicious in the slaw but I just planted my cilantro so I am trying to ration it! I used to hate cilantro, but ever since our vaca to Costa Rica it has really been growing on me.

  5. Cilantro and tilapia! Who are you?!

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