Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Fiesta Fish Tacos



  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 4 (6-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup cubed mango
  • Black pepper, to taste


Mix lime juice, garlic, and olive oil in a glass bowl.

Add tilapia and marinate in refrigerator for one hour.

Place tilapia in a glass baking dish surrounded by green and red bell peppers, minced cilantro, and tomatoes.

Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily.

Divide fish and veggies into four servings and place on each of the warmed tortillas.

Top with lettuce, cubed mango, and a sprinkling of black pepper.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 260, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1.4 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat.

Image and recipe provided courtesy of Charles Mattocks.