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Fish Tacos with Mango Watermelon Salsa

  • Author: Sprinkles & Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tacos 1x


These Fish Tacos with Mango Watermelon Salsa are fresh, flavorful and perfect for summer! Layered with creamy avocado cilantro sauce, blackened cod and mango watermelon salsa! 



Blackened Cod

1 pound cod

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper*

1/4 tsp salt

3 tbsp olive oil

Mango Watermelon Salsa

1 cup watermelon, chopped small

1/2 cup mango, chopped small

1/2 cup black beans, drained

1 tbsp jalapeño pepper, minced

2 tbsp red onion, minced

1 tbsp lime juice

Zest of 1 lime

1 tbsp olive oil



Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

1 large avocado**

1/3 cup plain greek yogurt

1/2 cup fresh cilantro

1 clove garlic

1 tbsp lime juice



Fish Tacos

6 corn or flour tortillas***

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Blackened Cod

Mango Watermelon Salsa

1/2 cup queso fresco

fresh radish



Blacked Cod

Pat cod dry and cut into pieces that will easily fit in your frying pan

In a small bowl combine all the spices to make a rub

Rub spice mixture on the cod to coat in a thin layer

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat

Add the cod, cook for 3-5 minutes on each side to brown the exterior and cook the fish through

Remove cod from the skillet and set aside on a plate lined with paper towel to soak up any excess oil

Cut cod into 1-2 inch pieces and set aside for the tacos

Mango Watermelon Salsa

Add the watermelon, mango, black beans, jalapeño and red onion to a medium sized bowl, toss

Add the lime juice, lime zest and olive oil, toss to coat

Season with salt and coriander to taste, set aside

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Add the avocado and greek yogurt to the bowl of your food processor

Process on high until smooth

Add the cilantro and garlic, process on high until smooth

Add the lime juice, pulse to combine

Season with salt and coriander to taste

Taco Assembly

Spread a thick layer of creamy avocado cilantro sauce on a tortilla

Top with 4-5 pieces of the blackened cod

Add a heaping spoonful of the mango watermelon salsa onto of the cod

Sprinkle with queso fresco

Garnish with fresh radish and cilantro

Repeat with remaining tortillas


*adjust depending on heat tolerance

**or 2 small

***char your tortillas for extra flavor, I do it on my grill pan, you could also do it on an outdoor grill

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: tacos

Keywords: #fishtacos, #tacotuesday, #tacotime, #summerrecipes