quick + easy fish taco salad.

Fish taco’s are one of my favorite summer meals and since ive been gluten-free i enjoy the salad version so much more. I find I can just get more of the good stuff on my plate then trying to cram it into a mini taco shell. Plus, those flour tortillas are made of white flour (basically no nutrients) and they have a ton of unnecessary calories.

I’m sure you know the benefits of eating fish but if you need a reminder here are just a few reasons:

  • Fish is filled with Omega 3 fatty acids—these help with your brain and heart health. So dont just pop the omega supplement—eat the fish.
  • Have lots of Vitamin D—this is a very hard vitamin to get in our diets and isn’t always absorbed year round b/c of either wearing sunblock or for us northerners the lack of sun in the winter.
  • It also has calcium and lots of minerals like iron, zinc, potassium and magnesium.
  • Plus, its packed with protein to give you power and energy.

Ready to make some fish taco’s? This is how I do it:

  • Pick up some of your favorite fresh white fish (mine is cod) > serving size about 3 oz
  • Place fish on a large sheet of aluminum foil and season with lemon, salt & pepper
  • Roll up foil around fish to make a pouch and have all ends sealed. Place on grill with high heat and cook for about 10 minutes (or until fish breaks apart) or put in oven and bake at 350 for about the same time.

For the salad you can get creative with your favorite toppings but here are some starters:

  • Lay down a bed of mixed greens and add some chopped up tomato or salsa
  • Cut up some peppers to add different flavors and colors
  • Fresh avacado slices or mash them up with garlic, onions and lime to make some simple guacamole
  • If you want to add a little bit of sour cream—try spicing up with some chili powder
  • Skip the cheese and I bet with all these amazing flavors you won’t need dressing for this salad!
  • If you want some crunch—add a few tortilla chips that have some whole grains (like flax) in them

Enjoy! questions, comments or a hello—feel free to post below.

(I swear i didn’t mean to make that rhyme.)