Contrary to popular belief – and what the Taco Bell commercials show us – tacos don’t have to be loaded with unhealthy items, such as cheese and sour cream. This gluten-free tilapia taco recipe is delicious, as well as dairy-free. 

Gluten Free Tilapia Tacos

Servings: 6


  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 6 tilapia fillets (4-6 oz. each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 avocados
  • Lime wedges and cilantro, for serving
  • Salsa


  1. Combine the ground cumin with the salt and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the tilapia fillets on both sides with the olive oil. Sprinkle the cumin seasoning mixture on both sides of each fillet.
  2. Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat until hot (spray with on-stick cooking spray unless using non-stick pan). Add the tilapia and let cook without moving for 2 minutes; flip and cook on the other side for 2 more minutes or until the fish is cooked through and starts to flake.
  3. When done, flake the fish into a serving bowl and cover to keep warm.
  4. Heat the tortillas and serve. Let everyone make their own by adding a small handful of cabbage and avocado to each tortilla, topping with some fish and then salsa. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and more cilantro if desired.
  5. Fold the tortilla over and enjoy!


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    Leann Forst, MBA, CHC, CEOC — Holistic Health Practitioner

    Leann is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Essential Oils Coach. She holds a Master’s degree from Drake University and a Bachelor of Science from Upper Iowa University. Accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Leann is an award winning author of 2 books How to Get Your Kids to Beg for Veggies and 100 Ways to Lose Weight”.

    Born and raised as an Iowa farm girl, she moved to Texas in 1998 where she lives with her husband and 2 kids.

    As a wife of a brain cancer survivor, Leann has a special interest in anti-cancer nutrition and detoxification. She works with individuals and groups, and speaks regularly at hospitals, schools and organizations. Leann’s goal is to teach people how to attain optimal health by getting to the root cause of chronic and inflammatory conditions, while using healing modalities such as essential oils. Click here to get Leann’s free report, “37 Cancer Facts You Should Know…But Probably Don’t

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