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Pineapple Tomato Salsa Recipe And Tilapia Fish Tacos

Updated on August 4, 2012
Tilapia Fish Tacos and Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Tilapia Fish Tacos and Pineapple Tomato Salsa | Source

Pineapple Tomato Salsa with Tilapia Fish Tacos

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Pineapple Tomato Salsa with Fish Tacos

Health Benefits of Tilapia

  • Low in sodium
  • Good source of Niacin
  • Good source of Phosphorus
  • Very good source of Protein
  • Very good source of Vitamin B12
  • Very good source of Selenium
  • Good source of omega-3 fatty acid
  • Mildly anti-inflammatory

I am a huge fan of salsa. Forget the chips. I can eat salsa by the bowl with a spoon. However, I am not a huge fan of fish. Recently, I have been trying to eat more fish and this has been a struggle. I decided to use my home made pineapple tomato salsa recipe to convert the fish I was tolerating into a meal to which I was looking forward.

About five years ago, my husband and I went on a trip to San Diego without the kids. We took an afternoon to drive up the coast a bit to La Jolla. La Jolla is an oceanside town about fifteen miles from San Diego known for its beaches, culture and restaurants. This was the first time I had fish tacos. I had friends rave about them in the past. Having little love for fish, I had passed on them for years. Maybe it was the margaritas. Maybe it was the fact that our four children, all under the age of three, were being watched by someone other than me. Regardless of the reason, I was feeling adventurous. I confirmed what I had been told for years.

Fish tacos are amazing.

Recently, my taste buds were reminded that fish tacos are awesome and healthy. Therefore, I give to you my coveted pineapple tomato salsa recipe and suggest trying it with fish tacos.

If you are a skeptic, go ahead and give it a shot and you might be surprised. If you refuse to try fish tacos, then try the salsa with chips. Or, you can be like me and make a giant batch of pineapple tomato salsa. Pour yourself a bowl and eat it with a spoon.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 42 min
Yields: Serving size one tilapia fillet

Preparing Pineapple Tomato Salsa

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Ingredients for Pineapple Tomato SalsaIngredients chopped for Pineapple Tomato SalsaIngredients stirred for Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Ingredients for Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Ingredients for Pineapple Tomato Salsa | Source
Ingredients chopped for Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Ingredients chopped for Pineapple Tomato Salsa | Source
Ingredients stirred for Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Ingredients stirred for Pineapple Tomato Salsa | Source

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Pineapple Tomato Salsa

  • 1 Tilapia Filet, Thawed
  • 2 Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Pineapple, chopped
  • 10 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 Vidalia Onion, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 Lime, for juice
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Jerk Seasoning, optional

Preparing Tilapia and Corn Tortillas

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Preportioned package of tilapia and corn tortillasThawed tilapia on foilTilapia wrapped in foil and corn tortillas in ovenBaked tilapiaFork flaked tilapia for fish tacosThe end result: Tilapia Fish Tacos with Pineapple Tomato Salsa
Preportioned package of tilapia and corn tortillas
Preportioned package of tilapia and corn tortillas | Source
Thawed tilapia on foil
Thawed tilapia on foil | Source
Tilapia wrapped in foil and corn tortillas in oven
Tilapia wrapped in foil and corn tortillas in oven | Source
Baked tilapia
Baked tilapia | Source
Fork flaked tilapia for fish tacos
Fork flaked tilapia for fish tacos | Source
The end result: Tilapia Fish Tacos with Pineapple Tomato Salsa
The end result: Tilapia Fish Tacos with Pineapple Tomato Salsa | Source

Instructions For Tilapia Fish Tacos with Pineapple Tomato Salsa

  1. Preparing the Pineapple Tomato Salsa: I often prepare the salsa in advance and always have it on hand. Chop pineapple, roma tomatoes, vidalia onion, jalapeno, garlic clove and cilantro and add to bowl. Mix thoroughly. Season with garlic salt to taste. An optional seasoning enhancement is one tablespoon of Jerk seasoning.
  2. Preparing the tilapia and corn tortillas: Preheat the oven to 400. Place the thawed fillet in foil and wrap tightly. I do not season the fillet as the seasoning for my fish tacos will come from the salsa. Bake for 8-10 minutes. When there is about three minutes left for the fish, I place the corn tortillas directly on the rack. When the time is up, remove both the fish and the tortillas from the oven. Open the foil packet. The fillet is done when the middle of the fillet easily flakes with your fork. If the fish does not flake easily, wrap the foil back up and bake for two more minutes.
  3. Preparing Fish Tacos: When the fish is complete, fork flake. Divide one fillet between two corn tortillas. Add one scoop of pineapple salsa to each tortilla.
  4. Optional enhancements: Sometimes I want my fish tacos to taste fresh and fruity and I don’t make any additions. Sometimes I want to take things up a notch and I add some Red Hot Sweet Chili sauce or Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Dipping Sauce. If you don't enjoy pineapple, consider substituting mango!

Nutritional Information for Tilapia Fish Tacos with Half Cup Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 tilapia and 2 corn tortillas
Calories 210
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 24 g48%
Cholesterol 55 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Nutritional Information For Half Cup of Pineapple Tomato Salsa

Nutitional Component
Value
Calories
39 cal
Fat
0.4 g
Saturated Fat
0.1 g
Unsaturated Fat
0.1 g
Carbohydrate
9.4 g
Sugar
6.9 g
Fiber
1.7 g
Protein
1.1 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Vitamin C
15 % of RDA
Manganese
33 % of RDA
Vitamin B-6
2 % of RDA
Calcium
13 5 of RDA
Based on the ingredient measurements, I estimate six cups of salsa. The nutritional information was based on twelve servings per recipe or a 1/2 cup serving.

Enjoying Salsa

While on vacation, I made two batches of my salsa and it was a hit! If it didn't end up on my fish tacos, others ate it with chips. Sometimes in the morning, I just put a scoop of my favorite homemade salsa on my eggs.

Today, I made my first home-made batch of the season. I was excited to sit down to my fish tacos for dinner. When I was done with dinner, I was putting the salsa into the refrigerator. I pulled out an extra Pyrex container and put in a few scoops. I walked it over to my neighbors who have been enjoying my salsa for years. I knocked on the door and my neighbor answered. She saw me with my bowl, smiled and yelled to her husband, "Home-made salsa!"

He came down the hall, grabbed the bowl, thanked me and was heading for the kitchen. He raves about my salsa.

Let me know what you think!

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    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Well Simone, I hope you get food quickly! I hope that you have a chance to make this and let me know what you think! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      My goodness- the very thought of salsa and tilapia has my mouth watering. I am SO hungry after reading this Hub, twinstimes2. It's awesome!

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I try to eat fish because it is good for me, but I prefer red meat for sure! When healthy tastes good, I am all over it. Curious how your mango variation turns out! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Austinstar!

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      Lela 

      6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      Excellent recipe and healthy too! I do not like regularly prepared fish, but fish tacos are great. You can also use shrimp for tacos.

      I will have to try the Mango variation because I love Mango!

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I hope you enjoy it, Research Analyst! Let me know what you think!

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      Research Analyst 

      6 years ago

      This recipe looks so delicious, I will have to try it, especially because I love pineapples.

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for reading, Just Ask Susan. I try to keep mine simple, fresh and healthy. Let me know what you think if you have a chance to try them!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've been wanting to try fish taco's for awhile now. I like tilapia and eat it quite often. Your salsa recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try your fish tacos.

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I always start with a fresh pineapple. I guarantee it will not taste the same with canned. Let me know if you have a chance to try it and what you think! Thanks for reading and commenting, Yogakat.

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      My sister prefers mango salsa on her fish tacos. Perhaps substitute mango for pineapple. Maybe your husband will like that version! Thanks for reading, angela!

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I like hot salsa, too, but sometimes I don't like my tongue on fire! I have a less fruity version that I add chipotle peppers, too. That is a good, smokey salsa. Thanks for commenting, Jellygator!

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      YogaKat 

      6 years ago from Oahu Hawaii

      Yum . . . I love fish tacos and salsa. Pineapple salsa is definitely worth a try. I?ll bet the taste of the fresh pineapple makes all the difference!

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      6 years ago from United States

      I've been to La Jolla, wonderful place! This looks really good, and I'm really wanting to try it. Unfortunately my husband won't anything with pineapple in it, and I'm sure that's what tops off the great taste.

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      jellygator 

      6 years ago from USA

      This sounds tasty, though I probably won't make this one in the near future because my husband likes his salsa hot, Hot, HOT! Mango salsa is one of my favorites, though, and this sounds similar, so I'll have to keep it on the list for a Superbowl party or Friday night poker.

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Salsa is healthy. 100 chips and salsa...not so much! Let me know if you try it, Natashalh!

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      Natasha 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      Yum! I used to dislike salsa, now I'm with you and would eat it straight!

    • twinstimes2 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Ha! You would love them! Thanks for taking the time to read, penhitsthefan!

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      Amy L. Tarr 

      6 years ago from Home

      That looks good. I'll take two.

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