Tilapia Tacos with Peach Salsa

Tilapia Tacos with Peach Salsa

So even though I just said that I don’t want it to get hot out just yet, my mind is clearly in spring/summer mode when it to food. I’ve been craving lots of fruits and salads.

One of my favorite light dinners to make is salmon topped with ridiculous amounts of peach or mango salsa. My husband doesn’t care for the salsa part, so I make him some rice to eat with his fish, but I am perfectly content with just the fish and a pile of salsa on top.

Now with it being Lent, I have been on the hunt for new fish recipes that I can make on Friday nights. These tilapia tacos with peach salsa really could not be any simpler. I chose to use tilapia because I think it works well for fish tacos and you can get a lot for a pretty cheap price which makes this meal perfect for a family! Since my husband doesn’t love the fruit salsa, he ate his plain and the said his tacos were pretty bland…well, duh, it’s all about the salsa! Load up! I just used peaches, but you could use mango or pineapple or even a combo of these fruits. Go crazy!

Tilapia Tacos with Peach Salsa

Tilapia Tacos with Peach Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped peaches*
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tbs. jalapeno pepper, finely diced (can adjust depending on how much heat you want)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 lbs. fresh tilapia filets, sliced into strips (about 2-inches thick)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • small corn or flour tortillas
  • cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chopped peaches, onion, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, and the cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray.
  4. Mix together the panko breadcrumbs and the salt in a shallow bowl or pie dish.
  5. Dip each strip of tilapia into the breadcrumbs and turn to coat the entire strip. Place the breaded strips on the baking sheet. Spray each one with cooking spray. Bake for about 10 minutes. Flip and spray the other side with more spray and cook for another 5 minutes or so until the fish is cooked and the strips are a light golden brown.
  6. Place a strip into the center of a tortilla, spoon some of the salsa over top and enjoy!

You can use frozen peaches if you cannot find good fresh peaches. You can also use mango or pineapple for the salsa or you can use a combination of these fruits!

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Tilapia Tacos with Peach Salsa

   

14 comments

  1. Fish taco.. is something that I have always wanted to try. But I couldn’t find any cafe here serving it. Thanks for sharing the recipe idea and I now get to whip this up over the weekend. ♥ Jo

  2. Mmmm I love peach salsa so this is especially tasty!

    Cheers
    CCU

  3. I bet the fruity flavors really makes the fish pop. I want it to get warm….not hot. But I’m all for lighter fare anytime. :)

  4. ooh these are right up my alley! If only I could get my husband on board to eat seafood, Id have it so much more often! This looks perfect..Im sooo ready for Spring/Summer…Im in Maine though, so its the best Time of year around here :)

  5. I am on such a spring and summer mode too!! I can’t wait! Your tacos and salsa look amazing! What agreat combination!!

  6. I love fish and fruit, especially in the summer with an ice cold beer :) Great tacos!!

  7. Oh, your fish tacos look outstanding! I need to add these to our menu soon…well, I may have to wait till after the college boy goes home from spring break :)

  8. Peach salsa sounds great on your tacos. It makes me think of summer and warmth instead of snow and cold.

  9. We have been looking for new fish recipes to make on Fridays during Lent. We can combined mexican night with fish fridays now. I love it!! And peach salsa will always be one of my favorite kinds. I’ve made my own before with peaches, pineapples, and mangos before. Deeeeelish!

  10. Okay I totally want to make this right now. And it’s 1 am and I should be in bed. Love how gorgeous this is.

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  12. Good morning, I have featured your gorgeous recipe on my blog for my weekly seafood round-up called Seafood Frenzy Friday. I have also linked this recipe to your original post so that my readers will be forwarded to your site. Thank you for allowing me to share and have a wonderful weekend. Here is the link: http://carriesexperimentalkitchen.blogspot.com/2013/03/seafood-frenzy-friday-week-52.html

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