Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Low Carb Fish Tacos with cabbage slaw

Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

These Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw are delicious!

This is an easy keto dinner that I'd been putting off for a while because I never thought that keto fish tacos could live up to my favourite traditional fish tacos… but man I was wrong.

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To make these I first made a simple cabbage slaw using olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

For the fish I pan fried haddock with some olive oil and spices.

For the low carb tacos, I used the Flat Out Wraps. I used their mini “Fold It” version of the 5 grain flax flavour to get two small tacos but these are higher in carbs (10g for 2 “tacos”). So I'd recommend using one of their carb down wraps, and slicing it in half or making one giant taco instead if you want to keep the carbs down (no pun intended). For one whole carb down wrap, it's just 7 NET carbs.

If you don't want to use these wraps, you can make these simple 3 ingredient keto tortillas instead which are even lower in NET carbs and taste delicious!

Then for the sauces, I spread a thin layer of tartar sauce on the base of my wrap. On top of that I added the cabbage slaw, chunks of ripe avocado, the fish and then for the topping I mix together dijon mustard with mayo to add a nice extra flavour profile.

Finally I top them with a touch of pico de Gallo or salsa (and if you're a little crazy, then cilantro as well, LOL.. can you tell I'm not a fan?).

These are so good! Plus they are not at all hard to make. You really only have to cook the fish, everything else is very simple.

To really send these over the top, you can even fry your fish using a keto fish batter recipe like this one.

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Some Of The Ingredients You'll Need To Make Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Tools You'll Need To Make Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

  • Food Scale (optional, this is my absolute favourite food scale, lasts forever on one set of batteries, can calculate nutrition facts for many items and also has manual entry, had it for more than 4 years now without an issue!)
  • Non-Stick Pan This one is great (it's not super cheap, but also not overly pricey)
  • Spatula

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Tips For Making These Keto Friendly Fish Tacos

  • Use whichever fish you prefer for these tacos, personally we've used haddock, tilapia and cod but I would love to try grouper or mani mahi if I could get my hands on some!
  • Feel free to switch up the sauces and filling depending on preference.
  • To add more flavour, use a marinate like this one on your fish ahead of time and then cook it a few hours later!

Can I lower the carbs and calories of these fish tacos?

  • Yes! You definitely can. Try making these in lettuce wraps instead of low carb tortillas to lower the calories AND carbohydrates.
  • To keep the flavour but decrease the carbs, fry your fish in a low carb batter like this one before placing in lettuce wraps

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Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Serves: 4 (2 fish tacos each or 1 giant taco)
Cabbage Slaw
  • ~2 1/2 cups pre-shredded cabbage, 180g
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • salt/pepper to taste
Mayo & Dijon Sauce
Fish
  • 2-3 fillets of tilapia, haddock or cod
  • spices (I seasoned mine with garlic powder, cayenne, chili powder, salt & pepper)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lime juice

Tortillas & Toppings

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, add all of your cabbage slaw ingredients and toss to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to use. low carb cabbage slaw
  2. In another small bowl, mix together your mayo and dijon, also set aside in the fridge.dijon mayo
  3. On a plate, season your fish well with spices on both sides.haddock fish
  4. Heat a pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, once hot, add your fish and cook for 4-6min depending on the thickness of the fillets then flip and cook for another 4-6min. Remove from the heat, place in a bowl and break into smaller chunks.haddock for keto low carb tacos
  5. Assemble your tacos by slicing your wraps in half and spreading 1 1/2 tsp of the tartar sauce in the middle of the wrap, top that with the cabbage slaw, avocado chunks, fish, then ~2 tsp dijon mayo and optional pico de Gallo, salsa & cilantro. Repeat for the rest of the tacos (use double of each ingredient if making a 4 giant tacos). keto cabbage tacos recipe
  6. Serve with a side of lime. Enjoy your Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw!

Estimated nutrition for 2 fish tacos (or 1 large) using 1 Flat Out Carb Down Wrap: 469 calories | 9g NET carbs | 34g fat | 15g protein | 9g fibre  (*12g of NET Carbs & 509 calories if using 2 flat out, fold it 5 grain flax wraps)

keto fish tacos with cabbage slaw

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Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: fish tacos, keto fish tacos, low carb fish tacos
Servings: 4 (~2-3) fish tacos
Calories: 469kcal

Ingredients

Cabbage Slaw

  • ~2 cups pre-shredded cabbage 180g
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • salt/pepper to taste

Mayo & Dijon Sauce

  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard

Fish

  • 2-3 fillets of tilapia haddock or cod
  • spices I seasoned mine with garlic powder, cayenne, chili powder, salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lime juice

Tortillas & Toppings

  • 4 Flat Out Wraps sliced into two OR homemade very low carb keto tortillas
  • 4 tbsp tartar sauce
  • 1 1/2 Avocados cut into chunks
  • pico de gallo or salsa optional
  • cilantro optional
  • extra lime

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add all of your cabbage slaw ingredients and toss to coat. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • In another small bowl, mix together your mayo and dijon, also set aside in the fridge.
  • On a plate, season your fish well with spices on both sides.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, once hot, add your fish and cook for 4-6min depending on the thickness of the fillets then flip and cook for another 4-6min. Remove from the heat, place in a bowl and break into smaller chunks.
  • Assemble your tacos by slicing your wraps in half and spreading 1 1/2 tsp of the tartar sauce in the middle of the wrap, top that with the cabbage slaw, avocado chunks, fish, then ~2 tsp dijon mayo and optional pico de Gallo, salsa & cilantro. Repeat for the rest of the tacos (use double of each ingredient if making a 4 giant tacos).
  • Serve with a side of lime. Enjoy your Low Carb Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw!

Notes

Tips For Making These Keto Friendly Fish Tacos

  • Use whichever fish you prefer for these tacos, personally we've used haddock, tilapia and cod but I would love to try grouper or mani mahi if I could get my hands on some!
  • Feel free to switch up the sauces and filling depending on preference. 
  • To add more flavour, use a marinate like this one on your fish ahead of time and then cook it a few hours later!
  • Nutrition would be 12g of NET Carbs & 509 calories if using 2 flat out, fold it 5 grain flax wraps

Can I lower the carbs and calories of these fish tacos?

  • Yes! You definitely can. Try making these in lettuce wraps instead of low carb tortillas to lower the calories AND carbohydrates.
  • To keep the flavour but decrease the carbs, fry your fish in a low carb batter like this one before placing in lettuce wraps

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (2-3 small fish tacos) | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 34g | Fiber: 9g

 

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