Easy & Delicious Southwestern FISH Tacos Recipe

Easy Southwestern Fish Tacos Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Today we jump into some fish tacos! Not just any fish tacos but some super easy Southwestern Fish Tacos that only take around 15 minutes to make! These are delicious and more than macro friendly so let’s just jump right into them.

Start this one with however much fish you wanna prep. You could make a bunch for the whole week or just prep a few pieces for the day. You can really use any white fish you want, today I’m using tilapia.

Coat a side of your fish with some southwestern seasoning, a little ground cumin, salt, and some fresh lime juice. Easy enough, right?

Take those over to a stove top pan on medium-high heat, add in a little olive oil, and let it eat up. Once your pan heats up go ahead and place your future southwestern fish tacos into it coated side down!

Coat the other side with the same ingredients and flip your fish over after a couple minutes. Cook that side for another couple minutes and take them off the heat.

Grab a tortilla or taco shell, a piece of your fish, and whatever else you like on your fish tacos. My preference? I usually keep it pretty simple. Salsa, cheese, and guacamole!

Love tacos like us? Try our Sriracha Ground Turkey Tacos next!

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Easy & Delicious Southwestern FISH Tacos

Step up your taco game with this easy Southwestern Fish Tacos recipe! You only need a few ingredients and 15 minutes for this one.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: fish tacos, healthy tacos, southwestern tacos, spicy tacos, tilapia tacos
Servings: 6
Calories: 183kcal
Cost: $4


  • 1 Pound Tilapia or Your Choice Fish (16 Ounces)
  • Southwestern Seasoning
  • Ground Cumin
  • Salt
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Tortillas
  • Guacamole Salsa, Cheese, or Other Toppings


  • Coat one side of your Fish with your Southwestern Seasoning, Ground Cumin, Salt, and Fresh Lime Juice
  • Take out a stove top pan, turn your burner on medium-high heat, and add in some Olive Oil
  • Once your pan heats up add in your fish (seasoned side down)
  • Coat your other side with the same ingredients
  • Flip after a few minutes and cook until done
  • Make your tacos with some tortillas and your choice toppings!



Fish should be cooked to 145F/62C!
Calories in each taco (if you make 6 with salsa, cheese, and guacamole):
  • Calories: 183
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 309mg
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1.3g
  • Protein: 18.6g


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 18.6g | Fat: 5.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.3g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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