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Everyday Food

A week into my health kick, I was looking for a delicious topping for fish tacos that would make me forget that I wasn’t eating cheese or sour cream. What I ended up doing was taking the above salsa recipe, adding in some red cabbage, and creating a deliciously sweet spicy slaw that went perfectly with the broiled tilapia. What was even better is that I used the leftover salsa this morning on my scrambled eggs. It’s a great topping, that’s filling and low-calorie: I figured out the slaw on its own is around 650 calories total for 3 cups, or 100 calories for a half-a-cup serving.

Fish Tacos with Mango-Habanero Slaw

  • 1/2 bulb red cabbage, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 mango, diced small
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 whole Habanero pepper, stems and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 8 oz. tilapia filets
  • Corn tortillas
  1. Mix together all the veggies in a bowl.
  2. Broil tilapia filets on high for 5 minutes, until flaky white and 140 degrees.
  3. Serve on tortillas with slaw on the side, or in the taco.