Fish Tacos

So easy and so good, this recipe is also a Hello Fresh success.  Made is under half an hour, this is a great, inexpensive, healthy, and delicious dish.  Add rice and beans to make the meal feel more complete.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 12 oz of tilapia
  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 red grapefruit, segmented, juice reserved
  • 4 oz of slices red cabbage (about half a cabbage), thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 oz cilantro (a healthy handful)
  • olive oil, salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Make the cabbage slaw by adding the grapefruit juice to the sliced cabbage and shallots.  Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.  Toss with the cilantro leaves.  Allow to marinate while cooking the fish.  You may add the grapefruit segments now or directly onto the tacos (same with the avocado slices).
  2. Liberally salt, pepper, and add the cumin to the tilapia. Slice the fish into 1-inch strips.  Cook on a large, oiled pan, medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Assemble warmed tortillas, sliced fish, and the cabbage slaw.  Either add slices of avocado and grapefruit at the end or toss into the slaw.
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Asparagus, Avocado, Basil Salad

My friend Christina brought this salad to a party last weekend and I begged for the recipe.  It’s just so good!  She made the paleo diet version (no quinoa), but I added the quinoa to make it a bit more substantial (for a light lunch)– either way it’s quite tasty.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch (or so) pieces
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup quinoa (optional)
  • mint leaves, handful (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa as per package directions (I like the pasta-type method, pot of boiling water, 15 minutes, drain and done).  Set aside to cool (spread on a baking sheet).
  2. Steam asparagus for 5 to 7 minutes.  Set aside to cool.
  3. Mix together in a large bowl all the ingredients.  Enjoy!