Low Carb Fish Taco Bowls Recipe - Inside BruCrew Life (2024)

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These Fish Taco Bowls are an easy way to give taco Tuesday a healthy twist that everyone will love. Cauliflower rice, coleslaw, and baked fish makes these easy fish tacos a healthy and delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.

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Fish Taco Bowls

Say hello to my current healthy dinner obsession. I seriously could eat one of these fish taco bowls every night of the week and not be mad about it.

Hands down every single time we go out for tacos I order fish tacos or shrimp tacos. When we lived in Texas, our favorite place to go on date night was Torchy's Tacos.

I would always order two shrimp tacos and one green chili pork taco. Every. Single. Time. Oh, and chips and queso because that's a given if you are eating tacos.

A few weeks ago I had this giant itch to make fish tacos but without the taco shell. Summer is headed at us at an alarming pace, so I've been really trying to make more easy low carb meals.

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Now I could have wrapped everything up in a low carb tortilla and called it a night, but I decided taco bowls sounded more appetizing. We still had leftovers from dinner the night before, and I knew that would be delicious in these taco bowls.

You guys! This bowl is so stinking incredible!!! Like forget the fork and just start shoveling it in good!!! We didn't even miss the taco shells!

In fact, our daughter keeps asking when I'm going to make these fish taco bowls again because she really enjoyed them. I call it a dinner win when the teenager gives it two thumbs up and wants more.

Ingredients Needed

Making fish taco bowls with cauliflower rice makes this a delicious low carb meal. Eating low carb looks different for everyone though. Adjust the recipe based on the amount of carbs you need for your eating plan.

  • Fish - Frozen cod fillets are easy to bake.
  • Taco Seasoning - homemade or store bought
  • Lime Cauliflower Rice - The pineapple can be left out to make it a little more low carb friendly.
  • Spicy Coleslaw recipe - this homemade coleslaw has a great sweet and spicy flavor from honey and sriracha
  • Avocados - sliced or diced
  • Fish Taco Sauce- a creamy sour cream based sauce that gets drizzled on top for flavor

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How to make Low Carb Fish Taco Bowls

These taco bowls are healthy, easy to assemble, and packed full of flavor. Such a quick and easy dinner idea!

  1. Make coleslaw and cauliflower rice. If you make these ahead of time, warm the cauliflower rice in the microwave before filling the bowls.
  2. Season & Bake Fish. Mix together melted butter and taco seasoning and brush it on 4 frozen cod fillets. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Make Fish Taco Sauce. While the frozen fish fillets are baking, whisk together the fish taco sauce in a small bowl. Refrigerate when finished.
  4. Assemble the Bowl. Fill your bowls with a ½ cup spicy slaw and ½ cup cauliflower rice. Top with baked fish fillets and avocado slices, and drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with a little bit of cilantro before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • Don't like fish? Use a different protein such as chicken, pork, or shrimp.
  • Watch the fish as it is baking. Over baked fish can be very dry.
  • Use chopped romaine lettuce in place of the coleslaw to minimize carbs and calories.
  • Add more spice by sprinkling the fish with a spicier seasoning such as cayenne pepper. You can also sprinkle the fish taco bowls with crushed red pepper flakes before eating.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of sauce do you put on fish tacos?

This easy fish taco sauce can be made in less than 5 minutes and tastes great on fish tacos or fish taco bowls. You will need the following ingredients to make the lime crema.

  • Sour Cream - gives it a creamy texture. Greek yogurt can also be used.
  • Lime Juice - adds a good flavor
  • Honey - adds just a touch of sweetness
  • Milk - thins it out, so you can drizzle it easier
  • Salt - balances all the flavors.

Whisk everything together and refrigerate until needed.

What is the best fish for tacos?

A white mild saltwater fish is a great choice for tacos. Some of the best ones are cod, snapper, mahi mahi, flounder, or halibut.

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  • Crispy Fish Tacos
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  • Seven Layer Burrito
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Recipe

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Low Carb Fish Taco Bowls Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

These Fish Taco Bowls are an easy way to give taco Tuesday a healthy twist that everyone will love. Cauliflower rice, coleslaw, and baked fish makes these easy fish tacos a healthy and delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen cod fillets
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups Pineapple Lime Cauliflower Rice
  • 2 cups Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped Cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil for easier clean up.
  2. Mix together the melted butter and taco seasoning. Brush on the frozen fillets quickly. Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the sour cream, lime juice, honey, milk, and salt.
  4. Fill 4 bowls with ½ cup cauliflower rice, ½ cup coleslaw, 1 fish fillet, and some avocado slices. Drizzle with the honey lime crema and sprinkle with cilantro.

Notes

*To make this recipe lower in carb, leave out the pineapple in the cauliflower rice.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 429Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 515mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 46g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.

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  1. Narelle Scrimshaw

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious I can't wait to make it. I am low carb for most of my cooking. The photos make the dishes look amazing, they say we eat with our eyes and that's true. Thanks for the great recipes. Cheers

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  2. Angie

    Hello! I’m excited to try this!! So you don’t thaw the fish first before cooking?

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    • Jocelyn

      I baked ours from frozen, but you could do thawed too. Just follow the baking instructions on your packaging. I hope you enjoy the taco bowls.!

      Reply

  3. Kimber

    So good! Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious!

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  4. Dana

    Could this be made with salmon instead? We aren’t big fans of cod. I’ll probably try it with salmon anyway, it sounds delicious! Thanks for the amazing sounding recipe!

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    • Jocelyn

      Yes, you can make this with any type of fish that you like. I hope you enjoy it!

      Reply

  5. Pam

    Had this last night, and the nice blend of sweet/savory and textures was really nice, will be in our regular rotation!

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  6. Helene

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe. I made the fish today, and will make the taco bowls tomorrow.

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  7. Ella

    Looks delicious! My husband would love this for lunch this week.

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    I am an avid and experienced cook. The recipe was fine but, the amount of ads and pop ups are absolutely ridiculous! Sadly, it is clear that making money is the focus here off of them.

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