Accent pan-seared tilapia tacos with a fiesta of color and flavor, starting with fresh Naturipe® Strawberries, California Avocados and pickled red onions. This recipe is an excellent source of selenium (56% Daily Value), vitamin c 52% DV, folate 24% DV, phosphorus 23% DV and vitamin B12 21% DV and a good source of potassium 19% DV, riboflavin 19% DV, dietary fiber 16% DV, niacin 16% DV, vitamin B6 15% DV, vitamin k 14% DV, Manganese 12% DV, magnesium 11% DV and pantothenic Acid (B5) 10% DV.
Naturipe Farms® Sweet and Savory Tilapia Tacos
Total Time: 15 min
Vitamin A 194 (IU); Vitamin C 31 mg; Calcium 60 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2 (IU); Folate 97 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 50%; Calcium 6%; Iron 10%
Ingredients1 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/4 cup lime juice 1/2 tsp. salt, plus additional to taste 1 cup diced ripe, Fresh California Avocado 1 cup diced fresh Naturipe® Strawberries 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil 6 pieces tilapia filets 6 flour tortillas, regular or whole wheat 3 Tbsp. minced jalapeño 6 Tbsp. crema (or sour cream, thinned)
- To make pickled red onions: in a bowl, combine the red onions with half of the lime juice and salt; stir and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- In another bowl, combine the diced avocados and strawberries; gently toss with the remaining lime juice.
- Season the fish with salt if desired. Heat the vegetable oil in a large sauté pan until nearly smoking; sear the fish on both sides until golden brown and cooked through (about 2-3 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fish).
- Lay the tortillas flat and top each with 1 Tbsp. crema, 1 cooked tilapia filet, ½ Tbsp. jalapeño and 1 Tbsp. pickled red onions. Divide strawberry-avocado mixture evenly among the tacos and serve immediately.
Serving suggestion: The strawberry and avocado-topped tilapia is also delicious as an entrée without the tortillas. Serve with a side salad, lentils or black beans.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados