Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 1x



4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets or other white flaky fish 

8 (6-inch) street taco style tortillas 

2 cups cabbage slaw mix

1/4 cup cotija cheese (optional) 



1/2 cup tartar sauce

1/2 ripe peeled avocado, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 tablespoons fresh lime juice 


Blackening Seasoning 

1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 

1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Heat oven to 425.
  2. Prepare the fish. Combine ingredients for seasoning in a bowl including the paprika, sugar, oregano, garlic powder, salt, cumin, and red pepper; sprinkle evenly over fish. 
  3. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the fish on a baking sheet skin side down. Spread the seasoning all over the fish. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the fish reaches a temperature of 165 degrees. 
  4. While the fish is baking make the sauce. Add the tarter sauce, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice to a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside. 
  5. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish, slaw mixture, and sauce evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges. 
  6. Serving Size: 1 Taco 


myWW points: Blue 6; Green 6;  Purple  6

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 taco

Keywords: tilapia tacos