Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

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Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

I love, love, love grapefruit. Love it. I always let out a squeal when I see the big 18 lb bags of my favorite citrus in the grocery store each winter. Between salads, margaritas, cookies, cakes, curd, scones, and more margaritas, we’ll demolish a bag every 10 days or so.

Even though we have our old favorites, we’re always looking for new ways to help us justify buying another bag of grapefruit. These tacos were one of those new ways. Last year on vacation, we had a fantastic ceviche with big chunks of grapefruit. I was smitten. Citrus and white fish were simply just meant to be.

The creamy, smooth avocado wonderfully balances the bitterness of the grapefruit. With the crunch from the red pepper, onion, and jalapenos, it’s a well rounded salsa, worthy of topping your favorite white fish taco. Or eating with a bag of chips 🙂

Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

Winter citrus and summer flavors combine for the ultimate fish taco.


  • 1/2 large grapefruit, segmented and chopped
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp chopped jalapeno
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 lb halibut or tilapia
  • 5 small corn tortillas
  • 5 Tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt


  1. To make the salsa, toss the grapefruit, avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, red bell pepper, and a pinch of salt in a small bowl.
  2. Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high.
  3. Season filets with salt and pepper and cook 4 minutes each side, until the fish flakes easily and is cooked through.
  4. Remove from the pan and flake with a fork.
  5. Divide fish between 5 tortillas and top with salsa and a tablespoon of yogurt.


Yields: 5 Tacos

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Nutritional Information
Calories: 266.7 | Fat: 8.7g | Fiber 2.4g | Protein 25.3g | Carbs 19.6g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6

20 comments… add one
  • Dude, I love grapefruit too!! Nobody else I know seems to, but it would definitely be one of my “desert-island” fruits. This salad looks awesome–the tart citrus would pair amazingly with the fish tacos! yuuuum

  • Those look great! Inspired by Mexico, maybe? I’ve been thinking about it lately too……a getaway sure would be nice right now.

  • I don’t do fish BUT… that salsa?! Sign me up!

  • oh yum! I need those fish tacos to brighten up these winter days. With your marg on the side!

  • Yum!! Perfect meal to remind me of summer right now!

  • Thank you Shawnda, for this dinner idea. I have everything I need but the fish and I’m making these tonight!

  • Yummy! These look like an awesome taco, but I’m really starting to crave some citrus ceviche, the citrus has been so good lately, one of those rare yea! winter moment 🙂

  • What a great idea! When I was a little girl my mother made an avocado and grapefruit salad once in a while. At that time I didn’t really know what an avocado was…we lived in Vermont and avocados were exotic! Now that I’m married to an avocado farmer, new ideas for serving avocados are exciting! Thank you! I’m sharing this on our facebook page today. Facebook/Avocados_Direct

  • You little evil genius! I’ve never though of grapefruit on tacos but I love it 🙂

  • Wouldn’t you know it–I’ve got leftover avocado, extra tortillas, and a mean craving for fish. These are exactly what I want for dinner!

  • That looks so light and fresh. I love colorful food. It is gorgeous. I can’t wait to go to Citrus Fest at Central Market!

  • ok i’m in.
    i am a fish taco junkie
    always on the lookout for new additions.

  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s grapefruit-obsessed! I usually just eat them plain, but this sounds like another fabulous option. So refreshing and light amongst all this heavy winter food I”m sure we’ve all been eating!

  • Ugh. Seriously, I want to crawl through the computer and eat those tacos. They look SO good!

  • You know, I have never had fish tacos. I always thought they sounded so WRONG and disgusting but reading foodie blogs for a few years has changed my taste buds. I had a grilled mahi-mahi burger and it was SO good. So now I’m curious about fish tacos. These look amazing!!

  • Never had fish with grapefruit but it looks tempting.. Bookmarked! 🙂

  • I am in love with this grapefruit and avocado salsa. Yum! What a recipe for fish tacos.

  • I think the grapefruit and avocado salsa is something I would make all the time. Your photo is just beautiful.

  • Though I’m not to fond of fish, I have been trying to get more of it into my diet. I think this is something I would eat!

  • I made these a few days ago and loved them. Thanks for another great recipe!

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