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Fiesta Fish Tacos

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A little sweet and a little tangy, these fish tacos are just what you need when you're craving something full of fresh flavors. The recipe for these Fiesta Fish Tacos comes from "The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook" and is unbelievably satisfying and filling!

What You'll Need:
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 4 (6-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cubed mango
  • black pepper, to taste
What To Do:
  1. Mix lime juice, garlic, and olive oil in a glass bowl.
  2. Add tilapia and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Place tilapia in a glass baking dish surrounded by green and red bell pepper, minced cilantro, and tomatoes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  5. Divide fish and veggies into 4 servings and place on each of the warmed tortillas.
  6. Top with lettuce, cubed mango, and a sprinkling of black pepper.

Exchanges/Food Choices: 1 Starch | 1/2 Fruit | 1 Vegetable |  3 Lean Meat


Nutritional Information: Calories 260 | Calories from Fat 55 | Total Fat 6.0g | Saturated Fat 1.4g | Trans Fat 0g | Cholesterol 50mg | Sodium 190mg | Potassium 675mg | Total Carbohydrate 27g | Dietary Fiber 4g | Sugars 9g | Protein 26g | Phosphorus 260mg


Copyright © 2014 American Diabetes Association. From The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook. Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book call 1-800-232-6733 or order online at


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