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Baked Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa and Creamy Coleslaw

Oven baked fish tacos made with tilapia with creamy coleslaw and homemade peach salsa is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that is a seafood main dish your family will fall in love with.

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Although the exact origins of fish tacos are debated, they come from Mexico and are so simple to make and are a cinch to throw together on short notice. They are perfect for a weeknight dinner but could be easily paired with some cocktails (or in our case mocktails) of your choosing for an in-home date night.

I’ve always enjoyed fish and fruit and fish tacos are a perfect opportunity to pair the fish with some delicious fruit salsa. Generally, the fish is battered and deep fried but for an easy at home version, I’ve chosen to coat in taco seasoning and bake the fish.

Want to introduce your children to more Latin American flavors? See my how to guide for tips, tricks, and recipes!

Ingredients you need

  • Tilapia
  • Taco seasoning
  • Coleslaw mix
  • Mayo
  • Lemon juice
  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeno
  • Onion
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Substitutions

  • I decided to go with tilapia for the fish tacos because it is such a mild tasting fish which is a good choice for kids, and adults, who are wary of fish. You can substitute any white fish for the tilapia. Cod is another good mild tasting white fish choice for fish tacos.
  • Easily make this into peach mango salsa by swapping out one of the peaches for one mango.
  • Make the coleslaw a bit healthier by swapping out half of the mayo for plain Greek yogurt.
Baked tilapia on a cookie sheet

How to make this

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season tilapia fillets with taco seasoning on both sides. Place tilapia fillets on a greased cookie sheet. 
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness. Test for doneness by seeing if tilapia flakes easily in the center.
  4. Meanwhile, combine all peach salsa ingredients in a bowl. Cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.
  5. Combine all coleslaw ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.
  6. To serve, place half of a cooked tilapia fillet on a corn tortilla, top with coleslaw, peach salsa, and queso fresco, if desired.

Tips and Tricks

Both the peach salsa and the coleslaw can be made ahead of time. You can make it up to the night before serving. The coleslaw and peach salsa will keep for up to 3 days.

I plan for half a tilapia fillet per fish taco and two fish tacos per person. My family loves fish so they load it on. The amount you use may vary for your family.

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Oven Baked Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

Oven baked fish tacos made with tilapia with creamy coleslaw and homemade peach salsa is an easy weeknight dinner recipe that is a seafood main dish your family will fall in love with.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Latin American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 686kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

Baked Fish:

  • 2 lbs tilapia about 5 tilapia fillets
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning about 1 packet

Coleslaw:

Peach Salsa:

  • 2 peaches diced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp salt add more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Season tilapia fillets with taco seasoning on both sides. Place tilapia fillets on a greased cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on thickness. Test for doneness by seeing if tilapia flakes easily in the center.
  • Meanwhile, combine all peach salsa ingredients in a bowl.  Cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.
  • Combine all coleslaw ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Cover and keep chilled until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 686kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1292mg | Potassium: 950mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 43.1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 2.4mg
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13 Comments

  1. What a great idea. I would never normally have thought of making tacos out of fish, but this looks like a winning combo! It’s on the list of things to try now 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning 🙂

  2. I am stopping by from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party 🙂 This recipe looks really simple and yummy and my husband will be so happy when I make it. I don’t eat a lot of fish but I can easily make this for him, Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Everybody needs a few shortcut recipes up their sleeve. Then everyone can be happy without all the anxiety that attaches to it. Lol.

  3. I love fish tacos! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid’s Tasty Tuesdays. I pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.

  4. You’ve been busy!! Your blog is very well done!!
    I almost wish I did cook 😀 ! Makes my mouth water with what you show!! mmmm!! Love G’ma Mc

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