Tacos are a versatile and delicious meal that can be customized to your liking with various fillings, toppings, and sauces. If you're a seafood lover looking for a quick and easy dinner option, try these Blackened Tilapia Tacos! This recipe features seasoned tilapia fillets that are blackened and served in warm tortillas with a crunchy cabbage slaw and a creamy avocado crema. The spices in this recipe add a burst of flavor to the mild-tasting tilapia, making these tacos a family favorite.

Ingredients: To make these tacos, you'll need the following ingredients:

1 lb. tilapia fillets
8 small corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 avocado, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper


Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
Rub the spice mixture all over the tilapia fillets, making sure to coat them evenly.
Heat up olive oil in the skillet, then add the seasoned tilapia. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
While the tilapia is cooking, prepare the avocado crema. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, and lime juice. Stir until well combined.
In another bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, cilantro, and lime juice to make the slaw.
To assemble the tacos, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave. Divide the cooked tilapia among the tortillas. Top with the cabbage slaw and drizzle with the avocado crema.
Serve and enjoy your delicious Blackened Tilapia Tacos!

Tips and Variations:

  • Adjust the spice level to your liking by adding more or less of the blackening spice blend.
  • If you don't have tilapia, you can use any white fish of your choice.
  • Make these tacos gluten-free by using corn tortillas.
  • Leftover cabbage slaw and avocado crema can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.


These Blackened Tilapia Tacos are a delicious and healthy seafood dinner option that's easy to make and customize to your liking. The combination of the blackened tilapia, crunchy cabbage slaw, and creamy avocado crema creates a flavorful and satisfying meal that's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend gathering with friends and family. Give this recipe a try and discover why it's a crowd-pleaser!

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