Fish Tacos with Southwestern Cole Slaw
Holly Clegg
Written by Holly Clegg

Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC KITCHEN 101

Spicy fish and fabulous cool cole slaw — easy and perfect pairing.

Makes 6 fish tacos


  • 1 1/2 pounds tilapia filets (or fish of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 flour tortillas (or corn tortillas)
  • Southwestern Cole slaw (recipe follows)


  1. Preheat broiler. Season fish with chili powder and season to taste. Broil 4-6 minutes per 1/2–inch thickness or until fish flakes with fork. Fish may be grilled or pan sautéed also.
  2. Fill each tortilla with fish and Southwestern Cole Slaw (see recipe).
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions or heat in microwave about 30 seconds covered with damp paper towel. Serve with cole slaw or condiments of choice

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories 209, Calories from Fat 19%, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 353mg,

Carbohydrates 16g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 26g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat



Southwestern Cole Slaw

Serve extra slaw to serve another day.

Makes 12 (1/2 cup) servings


  • 1 (10-ounce) bag angel hair or classic cole slaw (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped jalapeños (found in jar)
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (11-ounce) can Mexican style corn, drained
  • 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 avocado, chopped and drizzled with lime juice


  1. In large bowl, combine cole slaw, green onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, and corn.
  2. In small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise, and vinegar. Toss with slaw. Season to taste and fold in avocados.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories 76, Calories from Fat 35%, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 173mg,

Carbohydrates 10g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 4g, Protein 3g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


About the author

Holly Clegg

Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert on practical easy, healthy recipes through her best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series, including the more health focused cookbooks, Diabetic Cooking with the ADA, Eating Well Through Cancer and Eating Well to Fight Arthritis.