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Summer Garden Fish Tacos

I like to serve fish tacos with quinoa and black beans for a complete and satisfying meal. If you’ve got them, add colorful summer toppings like bright peppers, green onions or purple carrots. —Camille Parker, Chicago, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium ear sweet corn, husk removed
  • 1 poblano pepper, halved and seeds removed
  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 taco shells, warmed
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill corn and pepper, covered, over medium heat until tender, 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt. Grill fish and squash, covered, over medium heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork and squash is tender, 7-9 minutes, turning once.
  • Cut corn from cob and place in a bowl. Chop pepper and squash; add to corn. Stir in tomato, onion, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. Serve fish in taco shells; top with corn mixture and avocado slices.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
2 tacos: 278 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • millsapm
    Oct 20, 2020

    Great recipe. I did use soft shell tacos instead of hard and tossed the veggies with a little olive oil, salt and pepper before grilling. The one thing I might change next time is adding some cumin to the tilapia.

  • cindihartline
    Jul 9, 2015

    Wow! This is a great recipe, so much flavor. Home run in my house! Followed the recipe exactly as is, wouldn't change a thing.??

  • annecooks
    Jul 9, 2015

    where do you find purple carrots?

  • sheena_michelle_peebles
    Jan 5, 2015

    These were amazing! The only change I made was adding Ancho Chile Pepper powder to the tilapia while cooking. Great recipe!

  • vickilynne64
    Jul 21, 2014

    This were the best fish tacos EVER!

  • rwippel
    Jun 25, 2014

    This was a good fish taco. It was hard to keep it from falling apart on a hard shell though. With typical taco meat and cheese, everything sticks better. Messy, but good.