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Easy Fish Tacos Recipe

Contributors: Jo Ellen Shield, MED RD LD

Published: January 24, 2018

Easy Fish Tacos Recipe
Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN, CD

Tuna isn't just for sandwiches. Try this super-quick family friendly recipe for fish tacos on a weeknight — no cooking required!


6 whole-wheat flour tortillas
1 12-ounce can tuna packed in water, drained
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
4 ounces grated, reduced-fat Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
Taco sauce or fat-free sour cream (optional)


Before you begin: Wash your hands.

  1. Place two heaping tablespoons of tuna across the middle of each tortilla.
  2. Add lettuce, tomatoes, onion and cheese to each taco.
  3. Fold in half, and serve with taco sauce and sour cream (optional).


Substitute low-fat refried beans for tuna, and toss in a few sliced black olives.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 taco
Serves 4

Calories: 238; Total Fat: 8.9g; Saturated Fat: 2.8g; Cholesterol: 37.3mg; Sodium: 551mg; Total Carbohydrate: 26.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 22.8g. 

Jodie (Jo Ellen) Shield, MED, RD, LD, is co-author of Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight for Kids and Teens from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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