Fish Tacos


Serving Size:
2 tacos

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Higher Potassium


  • 1-1/2 cups cabbage
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 limes
  • 1 pound cod fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 12 corn tortillas, 6-inch size


  1. Shred cabbage and chop onion and cilantro. Set aside. Mince garlic.
  2. Place the fish fillets in a dish and squeeze lime juice from half a lime over fish. Sprinkle fillets with minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, black pepper and olive oil. Turn filets to coat with marinade and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Make salsa blanca by combining mayonnaise, sour cream, milk and juice of half a lime. Stir to combine and place in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Turn oven on to broil. Cover broiler pan with foil. Broil fish until the flesh turns opaque and white, and the fish flakes easily, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly and flake fish into large pieces.
  5. Heat the corn tortillas, one by one, in a pan, until soft and warm. Wrap them in a clean dish towel to keep them warm.
  6. To assemble tacos place a piece of fish on tortilla and top with salsa blanca, cabbage, red onion, cilantro and lime wedges. Add hot sauce if desired. 

Helpful hints

  • Substitute any firm white fish for the cod. Tilapia, catfish, halibut, snapper, mahi mahi, sole and rockfish work well in this recipe.
  • If desired cook fish on a grill instead of broiling.
  • Compare hot sauce brands and choose the one lowest in sodium. 

Nutrients per serving

Calories 363

Protein 18 g

Carbohydrates 30 g

Fat 19 g

Cholesterol 40 mg

Sodium 194 mg

Potassium 507 mg

Phosphorus 327 mg

Calcium 138 mg

Fiber 4.3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium

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