The Drs: Healthy Fish Tacos + Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe


The Drs: Healthy Fish Tacos

Recapo Update: You can find Danielle’s other two healthy barbecue recipes below:

The Drs: Healthy Fish Tacos + Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe

On The Doctors, Food blogger Danielle Walker shared her delicious, healthy take on fish tacos that you can easily make this summer! (haggismac / flickr)


Food blogger Danielle Walker was sharing some of her delicious healthy barbecue recipes with The Doctors, and she had a delicious, healthier take on fish tacos. Rather than using tortillas, she serves her fish tacos with butter lettuce leaves, and she grills her fish rather than frying. So overall it’s a much healthier dish without any loss of flavor! The salsa is delicious and healthy as well. If you’re missing some of the creaminess of regular fish tacos, you can add some avocado as well.

I plan on making this exact recipe very soon. Do you have a similar fish taco recipe to share? What would you change about this recipe if you made it yourself?

The Drs: Fish Tacos + Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe Ingredients

Taco Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 lb white flaky fish, i.e. tilapia, cod, or mahi mahi
  • 2 C shredded cabbage
  • 3 tbsp macadamia nut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed into a paste
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 head butter lettuce – leaves separated

Salsa Ingredients

  •  1/2 C baby tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 mango – peeled & diced
  • 2 tbsp basil – chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger – grated
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

The Drs: Fish Tacos + Mango Pineapple Salsa Recipe Directions

  1. Use a small bowl to mix oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, & salt
  2. Put the fish into a shallow dish, pour the marinade over top, & turn the fish over to coat
  3. Cover & let marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes
  4. Heat a grill or grill pant to medium heat
  5. While the grill is heating up, combine all salsa ingredients in a good processor or blender & pulse until roughly chopped
  6. Grill fish, covered for 3 minutes on each side, until it starts to flake in the middle
  7. Serve grilled fish on top of butter lettuce leaves with cabbage & salsa



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