Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

Number of Servings: 4 (315 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

The fantastic flavor in these fish tacos is all about pairing a slightly spicy cream sauce with an excellent spice rub. They’re simple to make and impressive to serve, making them a great choice for dinner with friends.

Tip: Frozen tilapia will also work beautifully in this recipe.


  • Jalapeño Sauce:

    • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
    • ½ jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

    Spice Rub:

    • 1½ tsp. paprika
    • 1½ tsp. brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. oregano
    • ¾ tsp. garlic powder
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. ground cumin
    • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper


    • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
    • 4 (6 oz.) tilapia fillets
    • 8 (6") corn tortillas
    • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
    • ½ avocado, thinly sliced
    • 4 lime wedges


  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Stir together spices and sprinkle evenly over fish.
  3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook fish until flaky (3-4 minutes per side).
  4. Divide fish, jalapeño sauce, onion, and avocado evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 315 g

Amount per serving
Calories 395
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 22g
Protein 39g
Vitamin D 5.3mcg 25%
Calcium 101.8mg 8%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 860mg 20%
Vitamin A 48.2mcg 6%
Vitamin C 13.9mg 15%
Vitamin E 2.5mg 20%
Vitamin K 15mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 14.5mg 90%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 74.9mcg 19%
Vitamin B12 2.7mcg 110%
Biotin 2.9mcg 10%
Chloride 8.7mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 484.1mg 40%
Iodine 1.1mcg 0%
Magnesium 97.1mg 25%
Zinc 1.5mg 20%
Selenium 75.2mcg 140%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.4mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tilapia, Corn Tortilla (stone Ground Corn, Fumaric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Calcium Propionate, Trace Of Lime), Onion, Avocado, Reduced Fat Sour Cream (cultured Pasteurized Grade A Milk And Cream, Contains Less Than 1% Of Pectin, Agar, Vitamin A Palmitate, Enzymes), Lime, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Pepper, Canola Oil, Brown Sugar, Paprika, Salt, Garlic Powder, Cilantro, Oregano, Cumin, Cayenne Pepper.

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