Fish Tacos

Here’s how to make the tastiest fish tacos around! Bake the fish with a dry rub of spices, then top it with tangy slaw and creamy sauce. Tacos are always a win over here, so might we introduce you to our new favorite? These baked fish tacos! We eat a mostly plant-based diet, with room for seafood occasionally (basically the Mediterranean diet). And my, are tacos the best treat! You’ll bake the white fish until it’s flaky with a dry rub of spices: no breading or frying necessary. Then top it with a quick and simple tangy slaw, and a creamy fish taco sauce. They’re delicious, easy to make and a total crowd pleaser that works for weeknights or dinner parties. Here’s what you need to know! What fish to use for fish tacos You can use any type of white fish for these healthy fish tacos! Here are some of the types of fish that are easiest to find and result in the best tacos: Tilapia: has a great mild flavor and buttery texture Cod: the flavor here is even milder! Cod is a very neutral-flavored fish and a great choice (it’s surprisingly tasty: also try grilled cod or pan fried […]

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Here’s how to make the tastiest fish tacos around! Bake the fish with a dry rub of spices, then top it with tangy slaw and creamy sauce.

Fish tacos

Tacos are always a win over here, so might we introduce you to our new favorite? These baked fish tacos! We eat a mostly plant-based diet, with room for seafood occasionally (basically the Mediterranean diet). And my, are tacos the best treat! You’ll bake the white fish until it’s flaky with a dry rub of spices: no breading or frying necessary. Then top it with a quick and simple tangy slaw, and a creamy fish taco sauce. They’re delicious, easy to make and a total crowd pleaser that works for weeknights or dinner parties. Here’s what you need to know!

What fish to use for fish tacos

You can use any type of white fish for these healthy fish tacos! Here are some of the types of fish that are easiest to find and result in the best tacos:

  • Tilapia: has a great mild flavor and buttery texture
  • Cod: the flavor here is even milder! Cod is a very neutral-flavored fish and a great choice (it’s surprisingly tasty: also try grilled cod or pan fried cod)
  • Mahi mahi: if you can’t find the first two, mahi mahi also works: it has a richer, meatier flavor

Other great choices? Snapper, grouper or halibut. Above all, try to find wild caught fish if you can. It’s more sustainable and higher quality than farmed fish.

Fish taco seasoning

Ingredients in fish taco seasoning

What makes the flavor in these easy fish tacos? The dry rub for the fish taco seasoning! You can make up a big batch of this seasoning in advance and keep it around for taco time (it keeps for about 1 year). Or just mix up what you need day of, which is what we normally do.

Here’s the cool thing: you’ll use it as a dry rub on the fish. There’s no breading and no oil! Just pat the spices on and bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit! The spices form a beautiful crust that’s full of zesty flavor. Here’s what’s in fish taco seasoning:

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Smoked paprika is a Spanish version of paprika that infuses a hint of smokiness into each bite. If you can’t find it, use sweet paprika. If you buy a jar, use it up with these Best Smoked Paprika Recipes.

Fish taco seasoning

How to make the quickest taco slaw: tips!

One thing that’s essential for fish tacos: a slaw that’s actually fast to make. Many taco slaw recipes take longer than expected: they require lots of ingredients for the dressing or chopping lots of veggies. Not this one! We’ve pared it down to the essentials so that it takes only about 5 minutes to put together. Here are some tips:

  • Red cabbage, carrot, and green onion are all you need. This makes the quickest and easiest slaw: only a few veggies to slice.
  • Add lime and salt and you’re done! You don’t need to make a fancy dressing: tangy lime juice does the trick! Celery salt adds a nice nuance to the overall flavor. If you don’t have it, just use kosher salt!
  • Serve with a slotted spoon. This slaw picks up moisture as it sits. Serving it right away avoids this. If you let it sit for any amount of time, serve with a slotted spoon to avoid a watery taco.
Fish taco slaw

5 fish taco sauce ideas

Once you’ve made your baked fish and quick slaw, all you need is the sauce! There are lots of ideas of great sauces to use. Here are our favorite sauces for these quick fish tacos:

  1. Fish Taco Sauce This sauce makes fish tacos taste incredible! Lime, garlic and hot sauce are the ideal compliment for flaky fish.
  2. Cilantro Lime Crema You’ll want to bathe in this zesty cilantro lime crema! It’s made with sour cream, lime, cilantro and a few spices.
  3. Spicy Mayo Make the Mexican-style spin on this spicy mayo: it’s just 2 ingredients so you can whip it up in a flash. *Dairy free option
  4. Chipotle Sauce This easy sauce is zesty, smoky and creamy: perfect for tacos and burritos! *Dairy free option
  5. Shrimp Taco Sauce This one works on fish tacos too! It’s like a creamy ranch made with cilantro: quick and easy!
Fish taco sauce

Sides to serve with fish tacos!

Once you’ve made these epic fish tacos, you’ll need something to serve with them! For weeknight meals, we opt for fast and easy side dishes like canned refried beans. But for a dinner party, we’ll make more side dishes to complete the meal. Here are a few ideas of sides to go with tacos:

This fish tacos recipe is…

Gluten-free and pescatarian.

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Fish tacos

Epic Fish Tacos


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 (8 tacos)
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Here’s how to make the tastiest fish tacos around! Bake the fish with a dry rub of spices, then top it with tangy slaw and creamy sauce.


Ingredients

For the fish

  • 1 pound tilapia or cod* (wild caught preferable)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon each cumin and smoked paprika (or standard paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, for seasoning

For the tacos


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Thaw the fish, if necessary.
  2. Make the fish: In a small bowl, mix together the dry rub: chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pat the fish dry, then sprinkle it with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and pat it in. Add the seasoning and pat it to cover the fish. Place the fish on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, until tender. Then broil for 2 minutes until the top is lightly browned.
  3. Make the slaw: Meanwhile, thinly slice the cabbage. Shred or grate the carrot (we used a handheld julienne peeler). Thinly slice the green onion. Place the cabbage, carrots and green onion in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, salt and celery salt. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon. The slaw picks up moisture as it sits; if you plan to let it sit, make sure to serve with the slotted spoon to strain out the moisture.
  4. Make the sauce: Make the Fish Taco Sauce.
  5. Warm the tortillas: If desired, char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. Or warm them according to How to Warm Tortillas.
  6. Assemble the tacos by topping the tortillas with fish, slaw, and sauce. Top with chopped cilantro and a spritz of lime. 

Notes

*If you’re serving 4 hungry eaters, you may want to increase the fish to 1.5 pounds and up the spice quantities accordingly. The slaw and sauce should work for 12 tacos. Or, make sure to serve with a filling side dish like refried beans (purchased or homemade).

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Fish tacos, fish taco sauce, fish taco slaw

More tacos recipes

Tacos are one of the meals we eat the most around here! Here are a few more tacos recipes we have on regular rotation:

  • Crispy Avocado Tacos Destined to be your new favorite! With crunchy breading, they’ve got the vibe of a fish taco but are totally plant based.
  • Quick Shrimp Tacos A fast dinner recipe for weeknights or entertaining. They taste stunning drizzled in a creamy cilantro sauce!
  • Best Jackfruit Tacos In just 20 minutes jackfruit turns into a plant based version of pulled pork carnitas. These tacos will amaze you!

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Blackened Salmon with Grilled Naan and Lime Slaw.

 This grilled salmon is sponsored by ALDI! Oh hello, new favorite salmon!   Let me just say it: I am in LOVE with this meal. It looks fancy but it’s pretty darn easy. It tastes even fancier! And you won’t believe how good the salmon is. Super flavorful, buttery and tender. It practically melts in your […]

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 This grilled salmon is sponsored by ALDI!

Oh hello, new favorite salmon!  

grilled salmon on naan bread with slaw and cilantro sauce

Let me just say it: I am in LOVE with this meal. It looks fancy but it’s pretty darn easy. It tastes even fancier! And you won’t believe how good the salmon is. Super flavorful, buttery and tender. It practically melts in your mouth.

salmon, naan and olive oil from ALDI

Today I’m partnering with ALDI again to bring you this delicious recipe! They are my go-to when it comes to summer staples. And they have alllll the things that you need to create the perfect 4th of July spread! I’ve relied on ALDI even more during the pandemic because they have stayed so well stocked. 

fresh atlantic salmon

I grabbed this Atlantic salmon from ALDI and was completely blown away at the quality and how affordable it is. It’s close to perfect!

Delicious too.

ALDI has so many summer staples right now – and they are stocked with ingredients that can make your weekday dinners happen easily. They are also my go-to for food when it comes to summer holidays. I’ll be stocking up for the Fourth of July so I can make a cheese board, huge fruit platter and a few other great cookout recipes. Their selection of produce is top notch. 

lime slaw with cucumbers and cilantro

Not only did I grab the salmon at ALDI, I got the Specially Selected Naan Bread which is fantastic. That goes right on the grill too. I also love their Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is a key in all parts of this recipe.

creamy cilantro sauce

The produce for the quick slaw all came from ALDI too. Green cabbage or coleslaw mix – I like to use a mix of both for a variety of texture. Fresh lime, cilantro and cucumbers. Then we have a cilantro avocado drizzle, which is ridiculously good. Blend it up and drizzle all over the salmon for an extra punch of flavor.

blackened grilled salmon

Speaking of the salmon!

The salmon is seasoned with a mixture of spices, including smoked paprika, garlic powder and oregano. I threw it on the grill until it was just cooked. This may be my new go-to seasoning for salmon – it’s that good.

grilled salmon on naan bread with slaw and cilantro sauce

As soon as the salmon came off the grill, I threw the naan bread on the grill! This allows the naan to get even more puffy and bubbly. It adds some smoky, charred flavor and of course, warms the bread up too.

Once the grilling is finished, all you have to do is throw the slaw on top of the naan. Flake the salmon on top next. Drizzle with the sauce and it’s ready to go! I love eating this as an open-faced bread, but of course you can use these same ingredients and make sandwiches too. 

grilled salmon on naan bread with slaw and cilantro sauce

It’s super satisfying. It easily comes together in 30 minutes – though you can make the slaw and sauce ahead of time if you wish. This is the perfect way to bring a new and fancy feel to your Fourth of July holiday! Throw the salmon and naan on the grill and everyone will love it. It’s simple but at the same time, an elevated way to enjoy our classic summer holiday! Plus, it’s also a great weeknight meal. Serve it family style and once the salmon is grilled, let everyone build the grilled naan. 

It’s the loveliest meal ever! 

grilled salmon on naan bread with slaw and cilantro sauce

Grilled Salmon and Naan

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Blackened Salmon with Grilled Naan

This grilled salmon is incredible! Blackened grilled salmon served with a lime slaw on top of bubbly grilled naan bread. Best meal ever!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ALDI fresh Atlantic salmon (1 to 2 pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 Specially Selected Naan Breads

slaw

  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 3 mini seedless cucumbers, sliced
  • cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil

cilantro sauce

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Specially Selected Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to 400 to 450 degrees F.
  • Pat the salmon dry with a towel. Stir together the paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle all over the salmon.
  • Place the salmon on the grill. Close the lid and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until it’s opaque and pink. Remove the salmon and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • While the salmon rests, place the naan bread on the grill and grill for just 1-2 minutes per side, until warm and slightly charred.
  • To build the meal, spoon the slaw over the naan bread. Top with some flaked salmon. Drizzle on the cilantro sauce. Enjoy!

slaw

  • Combine the cabbage, cucumbers and cilantro in a bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss with the lime juice and olive oil until combined. Set aside until ready to use. You can make this ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

cilantro sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until combined. Drizzle over salmon. You can make this ahead of time and store in the fridge!

grilled salmon on naan bread with slaw and cilantro sauce

I’m in heaven.

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches.

With gorgonzola slaw! Oh yes. Make these buffalo chicken sandwiches happen tonight please. You know how sometimes you get a crazy craving in your head? One that just sounds so good and you can’t get rid of it? This sandwich is a direct result of that. I’ve always been a cravings based person (except when […]

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With gorgonzola slaw! Oh yes. Make these buffalo chicken sandwiches happen tonight please.

grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches with gorgonzola slaw

You know how sometimes you get a crazy craving in your head? One that just sounds so good and you can’t get rid of it?

This sandwich is a direct result of that.

grilled buffalo chicken

I’ve always been a cravings based person (except when I was pregnant, weirdly enough!) and that’s never really changed. So when I thought of grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches, I couldn’t get them out of my head.

And it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of buffalo wing flavored, well… ANYTHING. 

gorgonzola slaw

While we’ve been quarantining, I’ve succeeded at a few things – most notably, making perfect grilled chicken. I don’t know why or how, but it’s like most other things in cooking – after doing it over and over again, you just get a feel for it and know when the chicken is ready.

So we’ve had a lot of grilled chicken! Eddie doesn’t mind. Obviously. 

When you grilled it and slather it in buttery hot sauce? Wow. It doesn’t get better.

grilled buffalo chicken

The other, maybe even more incredible, thing about this sandwich? The gorgonzola slaw. OH YES OH YES. 

It’s crunchy, flavorful and just barely creamy. Basically the perfect consistency! 

The gorgonzola slaw is from a recipe in my first cookbook, Seriously Delish. I served it on slow roasted chicken tacos and it’s easily one of my favorite things in the whole book.

grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches with gorgonzola slaw

So that’s what we have here! Gorgonzola slaw on top of saucy, slightly spicy grilled chicken. Maybe a little blue cheese sauce if you want.

Serve on a toasty, buttery and soft brioche bun. 

It is heaven!

grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches with gorgonzola slaw

This is a quick and easy meal that you can throw together for dinner. You can make the slaw a bit ahead of time and it even keeps well in the fridge for leftovers. There’s a lot of flavor, texture and it’s satisfying too.

You can also slice the chicken and serve it over the slaw, minus the bun! 

We’ve got it all covered for dinner now.

grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches with gorgonzola slaw

Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

These grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches are smoky and saucy and topped with refreshing gorgonzola slaw and a spritz of lime!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 thin sliced chicken breasts (I slice 3 breasts in half)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup hot sauce (like frank’s red hot or frank’s buffalo wing)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • brioche buns, for serving
  • ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving

gorgonzola slaw

  • 2 to 3 cups chopped/shredded green or savoy cabbage, or 1 (14oz) bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 large carrot, peeled into ribbons
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese, plus extra for serving if you wish
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or avocado oil or another oil you love
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to the highest setting.
  • For the chicken, I like to use thin sliced breasts because I think they are easier to eat on a sandwich. I usually buy chicken breasts and slice them in half lengthwise.
  • Season the chicken breasts all over with a pinch of salt, pepper and the smoked paprika and garlic powder.
  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and place the hot sauce and butter in it. Cook just until the butter melts, stirring often. You can also do this in the microwave!
  • You want the grill heat between 400 and 450 degrees, so reduce the heat slightly if needed. Place the chicken on the grill. Grill for 4 minutes, then flip and grill for 3 minutes more. Brush the chicken with the buffalo wing sauce. Flip, brush the other side, and grill for another minute. You can do this 1 or 2 more times, you want the internal temperature to be 165 degrees F. It may take more or less time based on the thickness of your chicken breast! You can also throw the buns on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes if you’d like.
  • When the chicken is done, remove it from the grill and brush it with more of the buffalo sauce.
  • To serve, if desired you can add a little bit of blue cheese dressing or ranch on the bottom of the bun. Top with the chicken breast (or 2, if you’re my husband), then top with the slaw. You can add an extra sprinkle of gorgonzola too! Eat immediately. Yum.

gorgonzola slaw

  • Place the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the cheese, yogurt, lime juice and olive oil. Pour it over the cabbage and toss thoroughly until everything is combined. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and toss well. The slaw will not be super creamy and saucy - it’s very much a light coating.

grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches with gorgonzola slaw

Take.a.bite.

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Broccoli Slaw

This creamy broccoli slaw is irresistibly tasty! It’s easy to make using fresh broccoli or the packaged mix you can find in most grocery stores. Here’s a fresh spin on the classic broccoli slaw! And who knew it could be so irresistibly tasty? Alex and I nearly polished off the entire bowl on our own. This recipe you can make with store-bought broccoli slaw bags or fresh broccoli and carrots. It’s got a creamy dressing that’s equal parts savory, tangy, and a little sweet. It works as a summer side dish for a cookout, or an anytime side dish that works with…well, anything! Try this stunner of a broccoli recipe…you won’t be disappointed! First: what’s broccoli slaw? Broccoli slaw is a spin on the traditional coleslaw using thinly sliced broccoli stems instead of cabbage. Often you’ll find carrots in the mix, and it’s coated in a mayo-based coleslaw dressing. Broccoli slaw has become so popular that the mix is sold pre-packaged in grocery stores in the US. But you can also make it with fresh veggies!  Other things you’ll find in broccoli slaw recipes: a sweet element like sliced apple, dried cranberries or raisins, and a crunchy element like sunflower […]

A Couple Cooks – Healthy, Whole Food, & Vegetarian Recipes

This creamy broccoli slaw is irresistibly tasty! It’s easy to make using fresh broccoli or the packaged mix you can find in most grocery stores.

Broccoli slaw

Here’s a fresh spin on the classic broccoli slaw! And who knew it could be so irresistibly tasty? Alex and I nearly polished off the entire bowl on our own. This recipe you can make with store-bought broccoli slaw bags or fresh broccoli and carrots. It’s got a creamy dressing that’s equal parts savory, tangy, and a little sweet. It works as a summer side dish for a cookout, or an anytime side dish that works with…well, anything! Try this stunner of a broccoli recipe…you won’t be disappointed!

First: what’s broccoli slaw?

Broccoli slaw is a spin on the traditional coleslaw using thinly sliced broccoli stems instead of cabbage. Often you’ll find carrots in the mix, and it’s coated in a mayo-based coleslaw dressing. Broccoli slaw has become so popular that the mix is sold pre-packaged in grocery stores in the US. But you can also make it with fresh veggies! 

Other things you’ll find in broccoli slaw recipes: a sweet element like sliced apple, dried cranberries or raisins, and a crunchy element like sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, or even dried ramen noodles. Jump right to our recipe to see what we used. 

Broccoli slaw

Make slaw with packaged mix or fresh broccoli!

A nice feature of this broccoli slaw recipe is that it’s customizable based on your preferences and the ingredients you have access to! You can use either storebought mix, or use fresh broccoli and carrots. Here’s a little breakdown of the pros and cons of both:

  • Fresh broccoli and carrots: Highly recommend using fresh veggies here! The flavor is out-of-this-world fresh. It’s fastest and easiest with a food processor: you’d need a slicing blade and a grating blade. Or, you can use a knife to thinly slice the florets and then a box grater to grate the broccoli stems and carrots. It’s worth it for the flavor: we promise!
  • Bagged broccoli slaw mix: It’s usually easy to find broccoli slaw mix at the grocery store, sold in 12 ounce bags. You’ll just need 24 ounces of slaw, which makes this method very quick and easy. The tradeoff? You lose some of that fresh, beautiful veggie flavor; store bought mix can be a little dry.
Broccoli slaw

Ingredients for broccoli slaw dressing

Aside from chopping those veggies, there’s really not a lot to do in this broccoli slaw! Simply mix up the dressing, then toss it with the vegetables. The dressing in this recipe is mayo-based, but it contains less mayo than the standard recipe. It’s based on our popular Creamy Coleslaw Dressing. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for broccoli slaw dressing:

  • Mayonnaise (use vegan mayo for a plant-based slaw)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Sugar (or maple syrup for naturally sweet)
  • Dried dill
  • Celery seed
  • Salt & pepper

Broccoli slaw add-ins!

This broccoli slaw is incredibly good with just veggies and dressing. But you can also add sweet or crunchy elements to make it even better. Here are some options:

  • Sunflower seeds: we added these for a crunchy topping
  • Sliced almonds: this would also add a crunch
  • Dried cranberries or currants: for savory + sweet fans! Alex is not, so we left them out in our version
  • Julienned green apple: for another sweet element
Broccoli slaw

More slaw recipes

Are you a slaw fan? Alex and I have realized we’re huge fans of the stuff: we have a hard time not loading up on it when we serve it! Here are a few more slaw recipes to try:

This broccoli slaw recipe is…

Vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free. For vegan and plant-based, use vegan mayo (should be relatively easy to find at your grocery or online).

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Broccoli slaw

Classic Broccoli Slaw


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 modest servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This creamy broccoli slaw is irresistibly tasty! It’s easy to make using fresh broccoli or the packaged mix you can find in most grocery stores.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli on the stem* (or 24 ounces packaged broccoli slaw and skip carrots)
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or vegan mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries (optional)

Instructions

  1. For fresh broccoli & carrots: Fit a food processor with the slicing blade. Cut the florets off of the broccoli, then feed them into the food processor to thinly slice them. Peel the stems of the broccoli and the carrots, then cut them into pieces to fit into the food processor. Change the blade to the grating blade and feed them through the food processor. Alternate method: Thinly slice the florets with a knife. Then use a box grater to large grate the peeled broccoli stems and carrots. 
  2. Place the sliced vegetables (or bags of broccoli slaw) into a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, dill, celery seed, kosher salt, and several grinds fresh ground pepper.
  3. Add the dressing to the vegetables and stir until coated. If desired, stir in sunflower seeds or dried cranberries. Eat immediately or refrigerate up to 2 days. 

Notes

*For a potluck or cookout, we’d recommend multiplying this recipe by 1.5 to make 12 servings. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Broccoli slaw

More broccoli recipes

Around here, we’re big broccoli fans! If you are too, here are some top broccoli recipes to try:

  • Roasted Broccoli (Best Ever!) Oven roasted broccoli makes this green veggie taste SO GOOD you can’t stop sneaking bites!
  • Creamy Broccoli Potato Soup Intensely creamy, satisfying, and 100% plant based! It’s an easy healthy soup that everyone loves.
  • Broccoli Stir Fry Makes this green vegetable taste irresistible! Serve it as a tasty side dish, or add a protein and you’ve got dinner.

A Couple Cooks - Healthy, Whole Food, & Vegetarian Recipes

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Key Lime Slaw.

These grilled chicken tacos majorly glow up with key lime slaw! Okay so who is ready to eat ALL THE TACOS next Tuesday?  Raise your hand if a margarita is included.  We have tacos at least once a week. I’m always looking for a new taco recipe or idea, something that isn’t like the boring […]

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These grilled chicken tacos majorly glow up with key lime slaw!

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

Okay so who is ready to eat ALL THE TACOS next Tuesday? 

Raise your hand if a margarita is included. 

key lime slaw

We have tacos at least once a week. I’m always looking for a new taco recipe or idea, something that isn’t like the boring old beef tacos that I grew up on in the 90s. I mean, I still love those kind of tacos. But in my can’t-ever-be-bored millennial brain, I always want something new!

The best!

The newest!

The uniquest! 

Something that we haven’t eaten ten million times.

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

Grilled chicken tacos may be the furthest thing from that, because grilled chicken sounds pretty darn boring. But! The marinade here is really delicious – it gets more flavorful as it sits, obviously. And the slaw.

Oh my gosh. THE SLAW! 

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

It’s safe to say that I am obsessed with this slaw. We are a very pro-slaw family.

Eddie loves all kinds of slaw. He especially loves it on tacos, but he likes coleslaw too. The classic, next to a plate of pulled pork or something.

While I’ve never been a coleslaw fan, any kind of vinegary and briney slaw is my DREAM. I mean, I will eat it alone. All by itself! 

The crunch is fantastic. The flavor is so good. It adds texture to any sandwich or taco and really takes things over the top.

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

This slaw is extra special because we’re making it key lime flavored. Lime zest, lime juice, a pinch of sugar and salt. As it sits, he develops this incredible tangy, ever-so-slightly sweet lime flavor. 

It’s absolutely PERFECT on the grilled chicken tacos because they aren’t complicated. The whole flavor profile works together – neither takes away from the other. 

The rest of the taco depends on whatever you have/want on top. 

I went with avocado – of course. I like the plain sliced avocado on this instead of guacamole. Then a little sour cream drizzle. You could do mayo or a crema of your choice (I have about a million crema ideas in my taco section) – or even something like an avocado drizzle instead!

Then thinly sliced radish for more crunch and that little BITE. 

Then crumbled cotija cheese! 

Oh my gosh. Absolutely.

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Key Lime Slaw

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Key Lime Slaw

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 key lime, zest freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 to 12 corn or flour tortillas
  • for topping: sour cream, thinly sliced radish, cotija cheese, avocado

key lime slaw

  • 3 cups shredded green, napa or savoy cabbage
  • 2 key limes, zest freshly grated and juiced
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, (or honey!)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Marinate the chicken first! At least 30 minutes ahead of time (or even the night before), combine the chicken with the olive oil, lime zest, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Place in in a dish or resealable bag and stick it in the fridge.
  • When you’re ready to grill, remove it from the fridge about 30 minutes before. Preheat your grill to the highest heat for 10 minutes.
  • Once the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grates. Grill about 5 minutes per side, until golden and charred and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes.
  • While the chicken cooks, make the slaw. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, lime zest, shallot, garlic and cilantro. Add the lime juice and olive oil. Sprinkle on the sugar, salt and pepper. Toss well, mixing over and over to make sure everything is combined. Let the slaw sit while you finish the tacos.
  • Once the chicken rests, chop it up. Fill the tortillas with the chicken and if you wish, some avocado. Drizzle with sour cream. Top with the key lime slaw, a few radish slices and cotija cheese. If you want, sprinkle with a bit of tajin or smoked paprika. Enjoy!

These grilled chicken tacos are easy and flavorful. They are super smoky, then topped with a key lime slaw that is absolutely delicious!

But why are tacos so amazing?

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