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Fancy fish tacos

Augusta University
Written by Augusta University

Spice up your Taco Tuesday with this delicious pescatarians’ twist on traditional tacos!


  • 4 fresh or frozen tilapia fillets
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime (or 2 tablespoons lime juice)
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas or wraps


  1. Heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. On a large baking sheet, place the tilapia, and add salt to taste (if frozen, defrost the fish first).
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water and the quinoa to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the vegetables and cilantro.
  6. When the fish is done, squeeze lime juice over each fillet.
  7. Fill each whole-wheat tortilla with fish and about ¼ cup vegetables.
  8. Roll up and serve with quinoa on the side.

Nutritional information per serving: 393 calories; 5 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 48 mg cholesterol; 33 g protein; 56 g carbohydrates; 9 g dietary fiber; 5 g total sugars; 298 mg sodium.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,

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Augusta University

Augusta University

Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.

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