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Dairy Free Fish Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

This recipe for dairy free fish tacos is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. As always, all opinions, ideas and recipes are entirely my own.

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I can’t forget the first time I tried fish tacos. I was at a restaurant in Victoria, British Columbia, and I literally only ordered the fish tacos because someone I was with wouldn’t stop talking about how great they were. I’m glad I was feeling a little adventurous though because I would normally not have ordered them. And guess what? Now I love them.

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The only problem was that they were topped with a chipotle crema – not so great for a dairy free lifestyle. Other than that they were pretty straightforward – cabbage slaw and seasoned fish wrapped in warm tortillas. I figured that it wouldn’t be too hard to replicate at home, without dairy.

More great Mexican inspired sides: Easy Refried Black Beans / Mexican Quinoa

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The warm tortillas were the easiest part. I picked up some Mission Organics® Whole Wheat Tortillas at my local grocery store Woodman’s (this store is literally my secret for keeping our grocery budget under $100/week). Normally I think they’re found in the tortillas section, but at my store I found them in the healthy foods section on an end cap. If you want to know where you can find some for yourself, try the store locator (scroll to the bottom of the page). You will also find some other wonderful recipes using Mission Organics Tortillas.

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These tortillas were extra tasty, and since I don’t really have time to make my own from scratch, I really feel good about buying them because they’re USDA certified organic and non-GMO project verified. But, here’s the thing. You need to warm them before you make your tacos otherwise you’re doing yourself, and your family a major disservice.

We like to heat ours on the stove, until they’re nice and toasty. I pop them in a dry, non-stick pan and I flip them just after they start to bubble a little bit. Basically, I just follow the directions on the package for heating them, but it makes a world of difference, and the stovetop is really the way to go.

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I tried to keep the rest of the recipe as simple as possible, but I had to get this sauce right. In the past when I would make a sauce, I’d typically doctor up some store bought mayonnaise, but I’ve been obsessed with fresh, homemade aioli ever since I learned to make my own. It’s 100% worth the extra five minutes it takes, and most of that is just measuring the ingredients out.

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Then I made a fresh cabbage slaw using pre-shredded cabbage and cilantro, and I used pico de gallo from my grocery store’s deli section. It’s still fresh but it saved me a ton of time. And to top it all off, I chopped up some avocado for those of us that wanted it. You can’t go wrong with these toppings, but you can definitely use other toppings if you want. Mango salsa would be great instead of the pico. Just don’t forget the lime wedges.

Quick tip: if you want to pretty up your sauce application, try putting your aioli in a plastic squeeze bottle and chop off a bit of the top. You can get cheap ones virtually anywhere and they’re great for making a gorgeous drizzle that will wow your guests.

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Dairy Free Fish Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

Dairy Free Fish Tacos with Chipotle Aioli | dairy free dinner, dairy free recipes | @simplywhisked
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 tacos

Ingredients

For the chipotle aioli:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons chipotle adobo sauce
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

For the coleslaw:

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

For the tacos:

  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound white fish, skin removed
  • 1 6-count package Mission Organics® Whole Wheat Tortillas

For topping:

  • Lime wedges
  • Sliced avocado
  • Pico de gallo

Instructions

For the chipotle aioli:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large cup for an immersion blender.
  2. Blend, starting at the bottom, working up until the ingredients are fully combined and are smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the coleslaw:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Stir until evenly combined.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the tacos:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the spices. Rub the mixture on both sides of the fish pieces.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil to medium-high. Add fish and cook for 3 – 4 minutes per side, or until fish easily flakes with a fork. Remove from heat.
  3. Prepare tortillas according to package directions. Fill each with a portion of fish and coleslaw. Top with aioli and desired toppings.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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  • Reply
    Becky Tarala
    June 24, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    These sound so amazing! I adore fish tacos. Must try!

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