fish taco bowls

Low-Carb Fish Taco Bowls with Avocado Slaw

July 21, 2023

These Fish Taco Bowls with Coleslaw and Avocado are basically the best fish tacos without the tortilla. They are full of flavor and it's one of our favorite low carb Mexican options. These simple Fish Taco Bowls are perfectly spicy with a delicious lime cabbage slaw and creamy avocado for a low-carb alternative to fish tacos.

This recipe calls for 1.33 pounds of cod for four servings. If you're skipping the shell, then I think you're entitled to a little more fish per serving, don't you? Take out the carbs, add some extra protein. Pile high with all the "extras." This serving size allows for about a third of a pound of fish per person. If you were to add the tortillas, I'd cut it down to about a quarter pound of fish per person (keeping in mind I usually consider two tacos a serving). 

Fish Taco Bowls with Avocado Slaw

Recipe byKristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen
Prep Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes 4 servings


  • 1.33 lbs. cod (or other firm white fish)
  • 1 lime, juice
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. low fat mayonnaise (full fat and Paleo friendly if needed)
  • 1 packet Stevia (leave out or use honey for Paleo)
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 avocado


  1. Squeeze the lime juice onto the fish. Then sprinkle on the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Let sit for 5-10 minutes for the flavors to combine.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together the mayonnaise, lime juice, Stevia (honey), and cumin to create the dressing for the slaw. Toss with the cabbage, cilantro, and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the grill, grill pan, or broiler to medium high heat.
  4. Place the fish on a piece of foil and place on the grill/broiler. Grill/broil for 6-8 minutes or until flaky.
  5. Top fish with slaw and avocado.

Nutritional Info

Calories 282; Carbohydrates 12 grams; Fat 13 grams; Protein 33 grams

Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website,

Kristen Mccaffrey


Kristen McCaffrey makes a variety of healthy and delicious recipes that she shares on her website, Before diving into the world of healthy cooking, she struggled to lose weight, eat well, and find a healthy balance in her life. She has always been in love with food and enjoys healthy recipe development. Kristen is passionate about cooking and creating delicious recipes that encourage other people to eat healthy. See more recipes from Kristen!
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