If you like grilled fish tacos, you will love my healthy, low-calorie, quick and easy Grilled Fish Taco Bowls with Green Apple Guacamole for lunch or dinner!
Grilled Fish Taco Bowls with Green Apple Guacamole is a mouthful, both literally and figuratively. Just the title alone should make your mouth water. This is a lower calorie and healthier, but not any less tasty version of one of our favorite dishes, Grilled Fish Tacos. We have a big event coming up shortly and unfortunately I haven’t been as diligent as I should have been about watching my calories so… well I’m sure you can guess the rest of this story. So at least for the time being, I am cutting back and trying to come up with some lower calorie and healthier dishes.
If you have been on the Internet lately looking for recipes you will know “bowls” are all the rage. So I thought I might convert Grilled Fish Tacos into a “bowl” dish, by removing the flour tortillas and adding more of the good stuff like peppery arugula and juicy, crunchy apples. The best part is, this new lighter version is just as delicious as the original dish, and it comes in at only 258 calories. It’s also high in vitamin C and contains 70% of your daily protein requirement. A win, win for everyone to be sure!
If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Chicken Egg Roll Bowls, which is another “bowls” recipe where I deconstruct egg rolls and turn them into another healthy delicious main dish.
To make these delicious Grilled Fish Taco Bowls with Green Apple Guacamole gather your ingredients which are: avocados, Granny Smith apples, onion, jalapenos, cilantro, fresh lime juice, kosher salt and pepper, olive oil, tilapia filets (or any white fish), arugula and a corn tortilla.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
To make the Green Apple Guacamole, combine the mashed avocados, apples, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice and 1/2 tsp of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of the corn tortilla and cut into thin strips. Place on a baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with salt. Bake for about 12 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Lightly season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper. To grill your fish inside, heat a grill pan that has been lightly brushed with olive oil over medium-high heat. Add your fish and cook for approximately 4 minutes. Using a spatula carefully turn your fish over and cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until the fish is done and flakes easily with a fork.
You can also grill the fish outside, but use a fish basket, or be sure to oil the cooking grates. Tilapia is delicate and falls apart easily.
To assemble, add approximately 1 cup of arugula to a bowl, top with 1/4 of the Green Apple Guacamole, and add one grilled fish filet. Top with a few of the tortilla strips. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!