Recipe: Fish Tacos with Cucumber Sauce

Looking for a quick and healthy meal for your family? Make these delicious fish tacos with cucumber sauce today.

February 08, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

If you’re in the mood for a fresh and light meal, try making these fish tacos with cucumber sauce by Chef Elsie Ramos. Your meal will be full of flavor and, of course, delicious!

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Fish Tacos with Cucumber Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • ½ cup of grapeseed oil
  • 12 whole wheat tortillas or soft taco shells
  • Wheat flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cucumber Sauce

  • 2 cucumbers peeled
  • 1 tsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups of low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh Toppings

  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1 large onion peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch of cilantro cleaned and chopped
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage


For Cucumber Sauce

  1. Grate your cucumber into a bowl and strain to remove excess liquid and seeds
  2. Mix in your Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and add salt and pepper to taste
  3. Cover and chill in the fridge

For Tilapia Fillets

  1. Season both sides of your fillets with salt and pepper. Then dredge with wheat flour and set aside.
  2. Coat a large skillet with oil and fry each fillet on both sides until crisp and golden brown
  3. Set aside on a platter lined with paper towels to soak up any excess oil. While it's still hot, season with a little salt and pepper.
  4. Set aside to cool

Recipe Notes

Gently flake each fillet into small pieces
Add a few pieces of fish to a warm taco or tortilla
Drizzle with cucumber sauce and top with desired toppings
Serve immediately and enjoy! Makes six tacos.

Elsie Ramos
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About Elsie Ramos
Elsie Ramos is a former contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and the author of Elsie’s Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo. She attended The French Culinary Institute to further pursue her culinary interests. She’s an active volunteer for The American Diabetes Foundation, and in 2011 she partnered with Healthfirst to support efforts that highlight the importance of healthy eating.

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