Fish Tacos with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa

I love when healthy eating is delicious and so darn easy.  In this part of the year where sticking to resolutions begins to get a little tricky, these fish tacos with grapefruit-avocado salsa were exactly what I needed.  I knew the dish would come together in no time flat, so I couldn’t really use time as an excuse.  Plus, pretty much anything with avocado is a winner, especially if it combines with bright pink grapefruit.  (I love the pink and green color combination.  Anyone else with me?)

If you’re feeling yourself starting to give in to those cravings, try these tacos instead.  I won’t tell you they’ll take the place of that hot fudge sundae you’re wanting, but at least you’ll have a light, filling, and nutritious dinner in your belly to curb the craving.


fish tacos avocado grapefruit salsa

These fish tacos with grapefruit-avocado salsa prove healthy eating can be simple, colorful, and delicious.


Fish Tacos with Grapefruit-Avocado Salsa

from Confections of a Foodie Bride



1 medium or 1/2 large grapefruit, segmented and chopped

1 small avocado, diced

1/4 c. chopped red onion

1 TBSP lime juice

2 TBSP chopped cilantro

2 TBSP chopped jalapeno

1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

olive oil (I love using my mister!) or cooking spray

3/4 lb. mahi-mahi, halibut, or your favorite white fish filet

5-6 small corn tortillas

5-6 TBSP fat-free Greek yogurt



1.  To make the salsa, toss the grapefruit, avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, red bell pepper, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.

2.  Spray a non-stick pan with olive oil or cooking spray and heat over medium-high.  Season fish with salt and pepper and cook approximately 4 minutes each side, until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through.  Remove from the pan and flake with a fork.

3.  Divide fish between tortillas, then top with a tablespoon of yogurt and desired amount of salsa.  Serve immediately.

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  1. SA
    January 19, 2012 / 1:32 am

    Definitely trying these. Yummy!

  2. That Girl
    January 19, 2012 / 10:00 am

    I've never done avocados and grapefruit, but now I really want to.

  3. Kelsey
    January 19, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    Oooh That Girl, with all the fresh seafood, delicious avocados, and yummy citrus you've got in Southern California, these would be great!

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