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Low Carb Fish Tacos in a Bowl THM S

This recipe has a few steps but it is still easy enough for a weeknight dinner. This was included in my 5 dinners in an hour series so it ins’t too complicated or time consuming. I know that we need to eat more fish but my hubby isn’t a fan. He had leftovers the night we had this. I hope I can find a fish recipe that he will eat.

There are a lot of flavor components in this recipe. I suggest going a little on the lighter side and adjusting at the end. My kids love it made following the seasonings below but they do eat theirs in tortillas. They really like this recipe, even the avocado cream (although they don’t know what is in it).

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5 from 2 votes

Low Carb Fish Tacos in a Bowl


  • Cabbage Mixture:
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Bags of Coleslaw Mix
  • 1 t Minced Garlic
  • 1 Can of Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 T Lime Juice
  • 3/4 t Salt
  • 1/2 t Chili Powder
  • 1/2 t Ground Cumin
  • For the Fish
  • 4 Tilapia Filets
  • 2 T Lime Juice
  • 2 t Chili Powder
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1/4 t Black Pepper
  • Avocado Cream
  • Small to Medium Ripe Avocado
  • 2 T Lime Juice can add an additional T if after tasting the cream you think it needs more
  • 1 T Mayo
  • 1 T Greek Yogurt
  • 1 T Water
  • 1/2 t Chili Powder
  • 1/2 t Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • Garnish
  • Diced Green onions
  • Minced Cilantro
  • Crumbled Cotija cheese


  • In a large skillet add olive oil and diced onion. Start browning onion over medium heat.
  • Add coleslaw mix and garlic. If your skillet isn’t big enough to hold all of the coleslaw, add it in batches. It will cook down.
  • Add the seasonings for the cabbage mixture, but not the lime juice yet.
  • Add the black beans and stir to combine. Cook until the cabbage is cooked to your liking. Some people like this a little crunchy and other want this cooked until it is soft.
  • When this is cooked to your preference, add the lime juice.
  • Start on the fish. Sprinkle the fish with half the lime juice and then half of the seasonings. I mix my seasonings in a small container to make this easier.
  • In a medium to large skillet add 1 T olive oil over medium heat. Add the tilapia filets, seasoned side down, to the skillet. Sprinkle with the rest of the lime juice and seasoning.
  • Cook 2-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the filets.

4 Responses to “Low Carb Fish Tacos in a Bowl THM S

  • 5 stars
    Stumbled across your site and this recipe quite by accident. So glad I did. This recipe is a little labor-intensive (just my opinion) but well worth the effort. The best way to move quickly through prep is to have everything assembled from the offset and things come together quickly. Let me add the recipe was delicious! Definitely will be in rotation at my house. Thank you,

    • Jennifer Overstreet
      3 years ago

      5 stars
      I am so glad it was a hit. Thank you so much for the feedback.

  • Thank you these were delicious! The avocado sauce was especially good!

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