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homemade fish tacos recipe

Easy Homemade Fish Tacos Recipe

If the weather is still quite hot and you’re not really into using heat for your meal prep, this homemade fish tacos recipe will be your new BFF! Also if you’re trying to eat more healthy (and cut the meat) fish tacos will be your favourites.

Fish is known for being a much healthier than the other foods because of its lower levels of saturated fats and cholesterol (read more about the differences between fish and red meat here). Chicken, fish, vegetables, and beans are healthy(er) sources for protein. So why not combine them under the crunchy shell of a taco?

This recipe also includes hummus and pita bread, both recipes you can find them around here.

Here’s what you’ll need you your very own homemade fish tack recipe:

fish tacos ingredients veggies

Easy Homemade Fish Tacos Recipe
Servings Prep. Time Waiting Time Cook Time Difficulty
 4 30 mins  n/a 15 mins Easy
What you will need
  • 300 grams of your favourite file
  •  4 pieces of pita bread –  pita bread recipe here
  •  a few scoops of hummus – hummus recipe here
  •  your favourite veggies (I used shredded carrots, spring onions and red bell pepper)
  •  beans of your choice
  • a lemon

Before we start, I already showed you how you can make hummus and pita bread, so in case you want to recreate the exact same recipe here they are:

Related: How to Make Homemade Pita Bread [No Yeast]

Related: Homemade Hummus Recipe

Now let’s dig in:


1. Chop your veggies finely.

2. Cook the fish on mid temperature for a few minutes each side, until it gets slightly golden. Also, add salt and pepper to taste.

fish tacos cooked fish

Wok T-Fal Pan

3. Let the fish cool for a few minutes and shred it using two forks.

4. Spread some hummus over the pita bread. Add the shredded fish and the chopped veggies and beans and enjoy!

Some tips:

  • squeeze some lemon over your taco filling; it will keep the veggies fresh for longer and it will cut the fatty fish taste;
  • you probably noticed I haven’t sauteed the veggies; that’s because I like the tenderness of the cooked fish in combo with the crunchiness of the raw veggies. You can sautee them is you’d like, but I highly recommend you to have different textures in your taco;
  • drizzle some sauces on top for more flavour. I added pesto and it enhances the flavours so much.

Super easy, delicious and healthy meal for the lazy ones, like me, who can’t stand cooking when the weather is too hot. Am I the only one?

Please let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments down below. Do you like tacos? Do you have your own homemade fish tacos recipe? Share all with me in the comments section down below!

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  • Janey

    This looks delicious! I love fish tacos

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    I blog about meaningful living and my journey to financial freedom

  • Officiallychic1

    I love hummer but I’ve never had hummus and fish together before. I’m definitely going to give this recipe a go!


  • Gillian Kent

    I love these done with Halibut. I know its pricey and seasonal but so yummy.

    • What is Halibut? Never heard of it.

  • Ana

    Wow these tacos look soo yummy! Need to try them out, pinning for later :)
    Oh and I love your photography <3 Keep up the great work!

    • So happy you like the photos (and the recipe), Ana! Thanks for stopping by!

  • What a great idea to use hummus as the healthy spread.

  • Shell

    These sound absolutely delicious!!! I think they will be perfect for taco Tuesday tomorrow!!

  • Patricia Conte

    I love fish tacos, and I absolutely love that you put these in pitas! What a great idea!

  • Jos A

    Mmm, these look delicious and simple to make! Must try them soon!!

  • I love fish tacos, but never knew how to make them at home. Thanks for your easy to follow recipe!

    • Anytime, Jennifer! Hope you will like them!

  • Thanks for the recipe. I need to try this soon. :-)

  • Debra

    You had me at fish taco……these look great.

  • Nicole Carman

    These look so amazing — definitely bookmarking this so that I can try these. Oddly enough, I’ve never had fish tacos before.

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    Fish tacos are sooo easy to make! Absolutely love it. & it’s absolutely deliscious.

  • Corey Wheeland

    I didn’t think it could be this easy to tackle homemade fish tacos. They look so yummy – love the pesto idea!

  • Namrata

    Thanks so much for this easiest fish recipe. These fish tacos can be great tiffin option too.

  • I’d never think to put hummus on fish tacos. I bet that is delicious!

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    Fish tacos are my absolute favorite, I should cook them at home more often!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • K Shaw

    I’ve never thought about using hummus in a taco!! Fun idea, will have to try that next time :)

  • I love fish tacos! I should try making these because I hate cooking haha, but I need too more.

    The Felicia Renee | a minimalist lifestyle & beauty blog

  • Fish tacos are my FAVOURITE thing to make! Not only are they tasty, but they’re so quick and easy to prep. It’s always a happy night in our home when we cook some up.

    Great post!
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  • Tyra Skinner

    Ahhhh this loooks so good! I have to try this next week! Fish, lemon, tacos, hummus…all my favorite! I even put hummus on my turkey burgers. So good.

  • Yum! This looks healthy and delicious!

  • Samantha

    These sound delicious! Putting hummus on a fish taco takes it to a whole new level. I never would have thought of that! :)

  • These look soooooo good! The hubby and I love tacos and love seafood, so these would be awesome!

  • These look delicious! I never think to make fish tacos but this makes me want to!

  • Those look so delicious!! I love the addition of hummus!

  • Lacey Houghton

    These look so yum! Do you think they could work with mushroom or something? Veggie is all haha

    • I love mushrooms so I would definitely give them a try! Although keep in mind that both cooked mushrooms and fish have very similar soft consistency. You could add them raw too, I guess or not well done. You can also switch the fish with salmon which is not that soft when cooked; it’s more expensive than regular fish though.

  • Olivia Poglianich

    Yum! This looks amazing. Great way to start eating more fish. Thanks for sharing!

  • These look so tasty! Such beautiful and inviting photography! Thanks for sharing!

  • Shell

    These look delicious!!! My son loves these kinds of tacos so I’ll have to make these!!