Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

These Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa are made with fresh, pan fried tilapia and topped with a sweet and flavorful clementine salsa!

Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

This post is sponsored by Darling Clementines®, all opinions are my own.


I think we can all agree, life feels crazy right now. With so many unknowns about when things might go back to normal and what normal will look like when it does we have to just take it a day at a time. Something that has been helping us is having little things to look forward to. Because the things we are able to do right now are limited, a lot of those little things revolve around food!  For example, we order take out from one of our favorite local restaurants every Friday night, grill on the weekends and celebrate Taco Tuesday religiously! These Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa are new to our rotation and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! They are seriously delicious.

Darling Clementine Salsa


About Darling Clementines®


We have Luke Sears, the founder or Darling Clementines® to thank for being the first to bring clementines to the US. For nearly 30 years Darling Clementines® have been grown on the best citrus groves around the world and have been a part of life’s sweetest moments. With attention and care, Darling Clementines® are grown in the most fertile areas of Chile, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Morocco. Not only are Darling Clementines® bursting with flavor, they’re also packed with a healthy dose of vitamin C. Darling Clementines® are always delicious and always in season! 


Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

Why pair fish tacos with Clementine Salsa


These simple fish tacos are made with fresh tilapia. Tilapia is a mild white fish that holds up well in tacos. Because of it’s mild flavor, it pairs perfectly with the bright, juicy flavor of the clementine salsa. It’s like a match made in heaven and will light up your tastebuds! 


Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

How to Make Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa 


These Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa take just 45 minutes to make and that includes the 20 minutes to quick marinate the fish!

You will start by marinating the fish in a mixture of olive oil and clementine juice. This adds just a little bit of bright citrus flavor to the tilapia. After it marinates, you will pan fry it in olive oil until it is golden brown on both sides and evenly cooked through, this will take just about 10 minutes. 

Once the fish is cooked, set it aside to cool and start working on the salsa. The clementine salsa is made with just fresh clementine slices, avocado and red onion, the simple combination of ingredients makes the clementines shine! Toss the salsa with some clementine juice, olive oil and salt and it’s ready to go! 

To assemble the tacos, spread a thin layer of sour cream on the inside of the tortilla, lay the fish on top of the sour cream and top with a generous amount of clementine salsa. Sprinkle the tacos with cilantro and top with another dollop of sour cream. 

Now it’s taco time! Dig in and enjoy immediately! 


Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

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Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa

  • Author: Laura
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tacos 1x


These Simple Fish Tacos with Clementine Salsa are made with fresh, pan fried tilapia and topped with a sweet and flavorful clementine salsa!




1 pound tilapia

1 tsp salt

4 tbsp olive oil, divided

juice of 3 Darling Clementines®

Clementine Salsa

6 Darling Clementines®, divided

1 tbsp red onion, finely chopped

1 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced

2 tsp olive oil

pinch of salt


8 6″ flour tortillas*

1/2 cup sour cream or full fat greek yogurt

fresh cilantro, chopped

lime slices



Pat fish dry

Sprinkle with salt

Put fish in a shallow dish

In a small bowl, whisk together the 1 tbsp of olive oil and clementine juice

Pour the mixture over the fish, allow to marinate for 20 minutes

After 20 minutes has past, heat 3 tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat

When oil is hot, add the fish, cook 3-4 minutes on each side until until fish is nicely browned on the outside and cooked through

Remove fish from pan and set aside to cool

Clementine Salsa

Peel 4 of the clementines, slice each of the clementine slices in half the long way and remove the outer skin, add them to a small bowl

Add the red onion and avocado, toss

Drizzle with the olive oil and salt, toss

Slice the other 2 clementines in half and squeeze them over the salsa to add the juice, toss


Spread about 1/2 tbsp of sour cream on each tortilla

Top with 3-4 pieces of fish**

Spoon a generous helping of the salsa over the fish

Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and top with a small dollop of sour cream

Enjoy immediately


*heat the tortillas in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften before assembling

**break the fish into 1-2 inch pieces

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

Keywords: #fishtacos, #darlingclementines, #tacotuesday, #taconight

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