Chili-Dusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw


This summer, I’ve had a little bit of extra time to “spruce up” my blog. I’m sure you’ve noticed the new look, a few added features, and even a little advertising over the past few months. All great changes that I feel have really taken pumpkin & peanut butter to a new level and expanded my options as a food blogger. To be honest, when I started this little blog back in October, I had not a clue where it would end up— and I’m so excited to go back and see the growth it’s made during this whirlwind {almost} year.

This month marks my 9th month as a food blogger, so at this point, my recipe box is really filling up with such a variety of dishes and treats. Buuutttt it’s also got a few recipes in there that I created back in my first few months of blogging…. and let’s be honest, they just don’t hold their own with some of my newer, prettier, tastier creations. I’ve taken the time to spruce up a few of my favorite recipes— particurally the ones that I make on a regular basis at home and have tweaked and adapted since they were first posted last fall.

These fish tacos are certainly one of them.


Chili-Dusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw // pumpkin & peanut butter


Fish tacos are an absolute FAVORITE in my house. Nate has a major slight obsession with them and is always begging me to make some. His eyes literally light up when I tell him they’re on the menu for dinner tonight. What can I say, I’m pretty happy I live with a guy who loves food as much as I do 🙂

We’ve had this simple, clean, go-to fish taco recipe for a few years now, but every time I make it, I tweak it just a tiny bit to make it that much more delicious. This time, I adapted my avocado slaw to omit the greek yogurt (which I rarely buy anymore— dairy is hit or miss for me) and added in some extra spice (cough, cough sriracha addict). They’re still simple as ever, but I think they’re even more delicious than the original recipe from months ago. And let’s not even get me started on the photos.


Chili-Dusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw // pumpkin & peanut butter


As usual, feel free to tweak this recipe as you see fit. I always bake my fish just because we don’t have a grill and it’s a little less messy than frying in my opinion. But by all means, grill or fry away! If you like that extra tang of sour cream or greek yogurt, plop a big spoonful into the slaw and mix away. It’s still super delicious in my book. You can also top these tacos with some pico de gallo, salsa verde, or I was even thinking some fresh pineapple might be good 🙂 Hmmm maybe I’ll have to adapt these again…


Chili-Dusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw // pumpkin & peanut butter

Chili-Dusted Fish Tacos with Avocado Slaw

Serves 2-3
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish


  • 2 medium sized tilapia filets
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 oz shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1-2 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
  • 4-6 corn tortillas


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the tilapia filets on the foil, then sprinkle with each of the spices: chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and cumin. Bake for 15 minutes.
Step 2
In the meantime, mash up the avocado in a bowl with the lime juice, salt, sriracha, and chopped cilantro. Feel free to add more or less sriracha based on your preferred spice level. Once they are combined and pretty smooth, add in the shredded green cabbage and mix to coat completely.
Step 3
Once the tilapia is done, take it out of the oven. I like to warm up my warm tortillas in the oven for 2-3 minutes at this time. Plate your tacos by placing a medium slice of tilapia on each tortilla and top it with a generous helping of avocado slaw. Now get messy!


Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


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