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Fish Tortillas, buffet style.

Make up a Mexican feast, self-serve style with this simple, healthy fish tortilla recipe.  I like to serve it with lots of sides, so each person can control their own filling (including the kids).  The fish combined with lots of salads and guacamole forms a complete, nourishing meal.

What’s so good about it?
The fish speaks for itself – a quality protein and omega 3 fatty acid source.  The avocados also add more good fats, fibre, and minerals.  The lime and zest are an immune booster.  Lots of salads on the side for fibre, antioxidants, and a host of health giving nutrients.

This buffet style of eating is also a great way to get kids involved and interested in food.  For more about this click here.

Serves 4

For the fish
5-600grams a firm fish, I like snapper, 2cm dice
2 tablespoons mild (also comes in medium and hot) Mexican chilli powder (you can get this from the spice rack of the supermarket).  Please don’t use the ‘Mexican kit’ spice mixes which often include all sorts of nasties.
1 large red onion, sliced
Handful coriander leaves, finely chopped (serve on the side if this is a deal breaker for fussy kids)
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 large or 2 small avocados
1 lime, juice (zest optional)
1 small clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons natural yogurt
Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Firstly prepare your sides (below) so they are ready to serve.
  2. Next, to make your guacamole, process or mash the avocados with a fork.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.
  3. For the fish, toss it in a small splash of macadamia oil followed by the spice mix.
  4. Over a moderate heat, add a little coconut oil to a large fry pan and cook the red onion for 2 minutes or until it starts to soften.  Add the fish and turn each piece or stir gently until it is cooked through.  It should only take 4-5 minutes max.
  5. Turn off the heat, stir through the coriander and place in a bowl.
  6. Serve with guacamole, tortillas and your choice of sides.

Optional sides to serve:
Choose at least three of the following sides.  I always serve them all in separate bowls and dress them with a little olive oil and lime juice, but that’s up to you.:

  • 2 tomatoes, diced (you can add a little diced red onion to make a salsa if you like)
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • Lettuce leaves, shredded
  • Sprouts, of your choice
  • 1 capsicum. diced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped or dried chilli flakes
  • For spelt tortillas (pictured) check out this great Quirky cooking recipe here.

Dairy free
Omit the yogurt from the guacamole.

Gluten and grain free
Serve on a bed of quinoa or with baked sweet potato wedges.

Substitute the fish with butter beans or red kidney beans and diced or canned tomato.

What’s your favourite Mexican meal?  Let me know by commenting below.


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  • Lou Lou

    I love the fish tortilla’s!
    I mad a salsa with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, a little white vinegar, chopped coriander, finely chopped spring or red onion and sea salt.
    My kids love it!

    • Thanks for your feedback Lou Lou. I love a fresh salsa too, thanks for sharing. G x

  • Sally

    My fave is chilli con carne rice bowl style…make con carne (using any meat, works well with beef, chicken or fish) with lots of fresh chilli served on top of brown rice, then guacamole on top of that and finish with a dop of plain yoghurt and sprig of coriander x

    • Yum! A fave in our house too and so easy and quick to make. Thanks for sharing. G x

  • Natalie

    Hi Georgia

    What brand of Mexican spice mix do you recommend?


    • Hi Natalie, I use either MasterFoods Mexican Chilli Powder (medium) or Gourmet organic herbs Mexican Seasoning. Both are nice though a little different. Just avoid any with any ingredients other than herbs (like numbers, msg, salt). The MasterFoods for example is just paprika, chilli, cumin, oregano, pepper and garlic. G x

  • Bec

    Hi Georgia
    What type of tortillas do you recommend?
    PS- absolutely love your blog and all the recipes!

    • Hi Bec, thanks so much, love that you love my blog! I have always found it tricky to find tortillas that don’t contain a heap of numbers so I tend to make my own (I have included the recipe link to Quirky cookings tortilla recipe). I am currently playing with my own grain free wrap at the moment which could double as a tortilla too so stand by! G x

      • Bec

        Hello again
        Thanks for the tip – I have made them but the recipe called for plain white flour and lots of it!
        Keep up the inspirational work xxx

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