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Colorful, spicy Baja Fish taco Bowl with corn tortillas, red chili peppers and lime wedges

Baja Fish Taco Bowl

"This Baja Fish Taco Bowl is a family favorite! The red cabbage slaw provides your daily does of vitamin C and vitamin K. The avocado crema sauce and fish add a boost of protein and omegas" - Nourishing Superfood Bowls
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 529kcal
Author Toni Dash


Baja Fish ingredients:

  • 10 ounces Cod or Halibut
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado Oil plus more for frying (alternative oil with high smoke point may be substituted)
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon Chili Sauce or Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon Rice or Potato Flour (gluten flour may be substituted; see Recipe Notes below)
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Sauce ingredients:

  • 1 Green Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 Red Chili Pepper stem cut off
  • 1/4 cup Avocado or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 handful fresh Cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice

Le Crema Topping ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Paleo Mayo or Olive Oil based mayo (if dairy-free) regular mayonaise may be substituted if not on a dairy-free diet
  • 2 tablespoons Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1 pinch Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Green Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder optional

Bowl ingredients and toppings:

  • 1/2 head Red Cabbage
  • 1 handful sliced Red Pepper (cayenne or jalapeno)
  • crumbled Cotija Cheese
  • Pepita (pumpkin) Seeds
  • Gluten-free or Corn Tortillas OR large lettuce leaves for serving


Baja Fish instructions:

  • Clean and dry the fish, then cut into bite-size pieces, approximately 3/4-inch wide. 
  • In a small bowl, place the oil and chili sauce. In another bowl, place the flour.
  • Dip the fish in the oil and chili sauce, then the flour. In a saute pan, place half of the fish with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Cook over medium-high heat. Turn the fish while cooking for 3-6 minutes, or until it is cooked through and golden. Drain on paper towels and repeat for the remaining fish. NOTE: additional oil may be needed.
  • Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice, sea salt and pepper to taste to the fish. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the bowl.

Sauce instructions:

  • Combine the green onion, garlic, avocado, pepper, oil, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender. Blend well. Set aside in a small bowl. NOTE: cover the bowl tightly to avoid oxidation (browning) of the avocado.

Le Crema Topping instructions:

  • Combine the avocado, mayo, oil, lime juice, garlic powder, green onion, chili pepper (optional), salt and pepper in a blender. Blend until creamy and set aside.


    Preparing and Dressing the Cabbage Slaw:

    • Set aside a large leaf to line the bowl. Cut the cabbage into quarters or smaller; process in a food processor and pulse until riced slaw is formed. 
    • Place the cabbage in a large bowl and squeeze out any extra water if needed; pat dry with a paper towel.  Pour the sauce over the cabbage and mix well to combine.
    • To arrange the family-style bowl, place the large cabbage leaf at the bottom of the bowl. Add the cabbage slaw and top with the Baja fish, followed by red pepper. Spoon on the Le Crema Topping.
    • Top with Cotija cheese and pepita seeds. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortillas on the side for scooping.


    Using gluten flour for the Baja Fish: the absorbency of gluten flour differs from gluten-free flours. I chosing to substitute all purpose gluten flour, more oil/chili sauce may be needed to coat the fish and additional oil to fry the fish.
    This recipe republished with permission from Nourishing Superfood Bowls and Page Street Publishing, Inc.


    Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 837mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1675IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.7mg