How to Make Healthy Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream

How to Make Healthy Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream


  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 lb tilapia filet
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 4 fat free tortillas, wrapped in foil and heated in the oven

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Step 1

Set aside in a bowl the sauce made from the first three ingredients.

Step 2

The next 8 ingredients (butter through cilantro) should be sauteed in a skillet for 5 minutes. Add the fish, cover, and cook for 3 minutes.

Step 3

Add lime juice and zest and remove from heat.

Step 4

Allow each person to “build” their taco by placing additional condiments in separate bowls.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q: What is the key to making grilled fish tacos with chipotle crema taste amazing?

A: The key is marinating the fish in flavorful seasonings and grilling it to perfection, then pairing it with a creamy chipotle sauce.

Q: Can you share a recipe for fish tacos with creamy chipotle sauce that’s not too high in calories?

A: Certainly! Our recipe includes a lightened-up chipotle cream sauce that’s delicious without excessive calories, perfect for healthy fish tacos.

Q: How do I prepare the chipotle cream for fish tacos?

A: To make chipotle crema for fish tacos, combine Greek yogurt, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth.

Q: Can you suggest alternatives for the chipotle cream in fish tacos for those with dietary restrictions?

A: For dairy-free options, use coconut yogurt or a cashew-based cream as a substitute for the chipotle cream in your fish tacos.

Q: How many calories are typically in 3 tacos with chipotle crema?

A: On average, 3 fish tacos with chipotle crema contain around 350-450 calories, depending on the specific ingredients and portion sizes used.

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