Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa {Whole30, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Mahi Mahi Tacos With Tropical Salsa are the perfect low-carb, light and healthy lunch or dinner! The crunch of the lettuce with the creamy tropical salsa and perfectly spiced fish makes for taco perfection. These flavorful fish tacos will be loved by all and are also dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo and whole30 friendly.

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Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

These Mahi Mahi Tacos are everything! And when served alongside this outrageously flavorful tropical salsa and drizzled with a sriracha mayo it makes just the perfect combination of spiced, tangy, creamy and bright tacos! And the best part about this dish is that it truly is easy to put together! The most “work” this recipe requires is some chopping and cooking of fish. Other than that it’s basically just assembly! 

How to Make Mahi Mahi Tacos

Like most fish, cooking Mahi Mahi is quite simple and quick! There is a blackened style spice mix rubbed over the fish first, and then it is cooked on a grill pan! Here are the spices used:

  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper

Mahi Mahi Fish tacos in a lettuce cup

How to make the tropical salsa:

This tropical salsa has an explosion of different flavors and textures! It has sweet mango and oranges, with creamy avocado and bright tomatoes and of course lime juice and cilantro! All you have to do is dice up the ingredients and toss it all in a bowl for serving.

What to serve with these tacos:

You can serve these Mahi Mahi tacos either in a romaine lettuce leaf for crunch low carb option, or in hard taco shells! We recommend serving it with some lime wedges, shredded cabbage and a spicy sriracha mayo! It also might be really nice with this easy cabbage slaw.

Mahi tacos in lettuce

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Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tropical Salsa

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:15

Ingredients

    For the fish

    Tropical Salsa

    • 1 mango, diced
    • 1 orange, diced
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon ground garlic from garlic mill

    Homemade Spicy Sauce

    • 1/4 cup organic mayonnaise, homemade or store-bought
    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha

    Ingredients for Assembly

    • 6 Organic romaine lettuce leaves
    • 2 limes, sliced
    • red cabbage, shredded
    • Organic non-gmo corn tortilla shells

    Directions

    1. In a bowl combine seasoning for the fish; season fish and place in the fridge until ready to cook.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the tropical salsa ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
    3. Spray grill pan with oil of choice and cook fish over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes on both sides, or until fish is opaque and flakey.
    4. Move fish to cutting board, chop into pieces, and place into a bowl.
    5. On a serving dish lay out desired amount of lettuce leaves or taco shells, depending on what you are using.
    6. In a small bowl, mix together spicy sauce and place on the serving dish.
    7. Assemble: Place fish pieces into each taco shell followed by the tropical salsa. Top with shredded cabbage, a drizzle of spicy sauce. Serve warm with lime wedges.

    Recipe Notes

    • I serve mine with tortilla chips and a bowl with extra tropical salsa!
    • Updated March, 2017
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    7 Layer Taco Dip

    This 7 Layer Taco Dip is just what any party, or fun Saturday night needs! 7 layers of Mexican inspired flavor that is so delicious! This dip is gluten-free and optionally dairy-free and paleo!

    7 layer taco dip recipe with meat and chips7 Layer Taco Dip Recipe

    Is there any better food to bring to a pot luck or serve at your own party than a 7 Layer Taco Dip? Don’t think so! This classic dip is made healthier here with a few homemade substitutes for standard store-bought ingredients, and so so worth it! This version is gluten-free and we offer a few substitutions to make it paleo and dairy free if you need it.

    Be warned: there is no way there will be any leftovers when this dish is served, so make sure you get in there early if you want to have some yourself!

    How to make a 7 Layer Taco Dip

    Make or gather all of the layers!

    • Layer 1: Refried Beans (or extra guacamole for paleo/whole30)
    • Layer 2: Cooked beef mixture
    • Layer 3: Salsa
    • Layer 4: Guacamole
    • Layer 5: Cooked beef mixture
    • Layer 6: Cheddar cheese (substitute another layer of salsa for paleo/whole30/dairy-free)
    • Layer 7: Chopped Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion

    Layer in all of the ingredients in an oven 8″x8″ (or similarly sized ) oven safe dish. After placing in cheddar cheese put in the oven to melt. Layer on the remaining and serve with hearty tortilla chips and veggies.

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    Can this be made ahead of time?

    You can assemble and prep this entire dish 1 day ahead of time, with the exception of adding the fresh ingredients on top. You can prep those ahead of time though and have them all ready to go for your party. Right before serving place the assembled dip under the broiler to warm up and melt the cheese, and then top with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion.

    What to serve with this dip?

    Serve it with the classics: Tortilla chips (either corn or a grain free option like Siete) and veggies like celery, cucumber, peppers or carrots.

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    7 Layer Taco Dip

    Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:30

    Ingredients

      Layers

      Refried black beans

      Beef mixture

      Salsa

      • Store-bought or homemade

      Guacamole

      Directions

    • 1. Make refried black beans- Heat 1 tbsp oil of choice in a pan
    • 2. Add in beans and let heat for 3-5 minutes, begin mashing
    • 3. Add in spices, mash and mix well
    • 4. Add in 2 tbsp water; mix until water is combined
    • 5. Remove from heat and set aside
    • 6. Make beef- in a skillet heat oil and garlic
    • 7. Add in beef and cook until brown
    • 8. Add in tomatoes, spices, and hot sauce; let cook for 3-5 minutes then remove from heat and set aside
    • 9. Make guacamole and chop lettuce, tomato, and onions for layer 7
    • 10. Once all the layers are prepared, start assembling in your dish; serve and enjoy!
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      Melon Salad with Prosciutto

      Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      This Melon and Prosciutto Salad with Mint Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a flavorful and delicious addition to your summer table! It’s gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing.

      Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Melon Prosciutto Salad

      This Melon Salad with Prosciutto screams summer! And it also screams delicious: it’s sweet, salty, tangy and creamy! There is so much going on with this salad and in a good way! You want to know what really takes it over the top though? The fresh mint! Seriously, it ties the whole salad together and is NOT TO BE MISSED.

      This is the perfect salad to serve up as an appetizer at a summer party but it also works equally as well as a light salad that WILL leave you satisfied.

      Here’s what is in this Melon and Prosciutto Salad:

      • Olive Oil
      • Apple cider vinegar
      • Honey
      • Dijon mustard
      • Fresh Mint
      • Arugula
      • Cantaloupe
      • Honeydew melon
      • Mozzarella
      • Prosciutto
      • Avocado

      Prosciutto and Melon Salad

      Did you know you need to clean your melons before cutting?

      Just in case you didn’t know! Make sure to clean your melons before cutting in them! Whenever you are cutting whole fruit, especially melons, you’ll want to wash the outside of the fruit in case there are any harmful germs on the outside of the fruit. Of course you aren’t eating the melon skin, but you are cutting through it, and the knife can transfer bacteria from the skin into the inner flesh as it gets dragged through! Simple scrub with a vegetable brush with warm water as you would potatoes!

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      Melon Salad with Prosciutto

      Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:10 Serves 4

      Ingredients

        Melon Salad with Prosciutto

        • 2 cups fresh arugula or greens of choice
        • 1 cantaloupe, sliced into half moons or cubed
        • 1 honeydew melon, diced
        • 1 8-ounce container small mozzarella balls
        • 15-20 slices prosciutto
        • 1 avocado, sliced
        • 1/4 cup mint leaves, thinly sliced

        Vinaigrette

        Directions

        1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
        2. Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter.
        3. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve with more dressing on the side!

        Recipe Notes

        • *You could use feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese in this recipe!
        • *You can mix in honeydew melon
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        Secret ingredient: avocado.

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        Sprinkle with organic powered sugar (if you’d like), and serve!


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        Avocado Brownies

        Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:35 Yields 12

        Ingredients

        Directions

        • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking dish with parchment paper
        • Heat chocolate and butter in a double boiler over the stove until melted
        • In a blender, blend avocado until smooth
        • Mix avocado into chocolate mixture
        • Add in eggs and whisk to combine
        • Add in maple syrup, maple sugar (or coconut palm sugar), cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla
        • Add in chocolate chunks and pour into baking dish
        • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
        • Let cool completely before cutting
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        Homemade Guacamole

        Homemade Guacamole on EVERYTHING over here. Some favorites of ours are having it as an appetizer with veggies and homemade crackers on Football Sunday, sweet potato nachos, huevos rancheros, as a topping on a salad, taco night, morning breakfast skillets, sweet potato skins… the list goes on and on. You simply can’t deny the many uses for an easy and delicious homemade guacamole!

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        Ingredients

        Directions

      • Cut avocado in half and remove the pit
      • Scoop out avocado and place into a bowl
      • Using a fork, lightly mash the avocado (leave some chunks!)
      • Add spices and mix well, taste and adjust spices to your liking
      • Right before serving, add onion and tomato and mix to combine (optional)
      • Place in serving bowl
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        Healthy Avocado Boats: 5 Ways

        Ever wonder how to make a healthy snack that’s low carb and packed with healthy fats? These easy avocado boats are a great and easy lunch or snack to make. These avocado boats are gluten-free, keto, and customizable with 5 different filling options! 

        The Benefits of Avocados

        Healthy Avocado Boats

        I want to talk about some serious brain food. AVOCADOS. Avocado is a super healthy fat. That’s right. By now you know I am all about healthy fats in my diet! I think we’re almost over the low-fat fad, right? Good! Avocados fill me up and are loaded with nutrition that I want daily.

        You are going to love these avocado boats. Craving a BLT? Got you covered. Want something refreshing? Tropical Salsa coming right at you! How about in the mood for breakfast food? Baked egg is calling your name. See where I’m going with this? Avocado heaven: five ways.

        Avocado BoatsAvocado boats: the easiest way to snack {for two people}. Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg. WA-LA. A snack for two. One for you, and one for some lucky individual.

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        Avocado Boats

        Let’s break it down: Serves 2

        • Pico De Gallo: Chopped 1/4 cup tomato, 1 tablespoon red onion, 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules, 1/2 jalapeño diced, 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped, fine sea salt, and a pinch lime juice.
        • Turkey BLT: 1/4 cup off the bone turkey breast, 1 strip crispy nitrate-free bacon, 1/4 cup chopped tomato, 1/4 cup fresh spinach.
        • Israeli Salad: A household favorite! Find it here.
        • Baked Egg: Crack an egg into the center of your avocado half. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes until egg whites are opaque.
        • Tropical Salsa: Delicious and refreshing. It’s also delicious on top of fish! Recipe.

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