Two fish tacos on a terracotta plate

The Easiest Tilapia Fish Tacos Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Get this delicious recipe for fish tacos made with perfectly cooked Tilapia and a simple coleslaw. It’s perfect for your Taco Tuesday rotation!


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil (or use cooking spray)
  • 12 taco shells (hard, soft, or corn)
  • 1 bag (12.6 oz.) Southwest Chopped Salad Kit*


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Season tilapia on both sides with salt and pepper. Brush on both sides with olive oil. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake tilapia until cooked through and flaky, about 10 minutes. 
  4. Arrange taco shells on baking sheet and bake for last 4 minutes of fish cooking time.
  5. Mix up the salad kit.
  6. Cut up tilapia and divide among taco shells. Top with salad mixture.

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