Flavorful low FODMAP fish tacos

I received a boat load of delicious fish from Sizzlefish.  {Thanks Sizzlefish!}  So… what did I do? I made some super delicious if I say so myself fish tacos.

Fish tacosI simply seasoned some sable fish filets with McCormick’s chipotle chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.  You can sub in your favorite fish. FODMAPers note: Many chili powders have onion as part of the chili powder blend. Choose a chili powder without onion.  Chipotle chili powder by McCormick is free of onion and has a smoky flavor.Seasoning up the fishWhile the fish was searing in the skillet, I made a little dish of lime aioli.  First, I zested a lime.  Then added the zest to a spoonful of mayonnaise and fresh lime juice.  Lime aioli might sound fancy…but really it’s simple to make.limeI chopped up some avocado (FODMAPers limit to 1/8 avocado per meal), tomatoes and lettuce….to nutrition up my tacos.  Fish taco ingredientsI simply heated up a store bought fresh corn tortilla, layered some lettuce, tomatoes, seared & seasoned fish, a couple slices of avocado and a little drizzle of my creamy and tangy lime aioli.  Oh…and I topped the taco with just a little grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese too!

Flavorful low FODMAP fish tacos

Category: Low FODMAP Main Dishes, Low FODMAP Recipes

Flavorful low FODMAP fish tacos


  • Per person: 2 tacos; you CAN double or triple etc. depending on how many servings you desire.
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 3 ounces firm fleshed fish such as cod (I used Sable fish)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chipotle chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoon grapeseed oil or other high smoking point cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup lettuce leaves
  • 1/8 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Season fish with cumin, chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper, set aside.
  2. In medium skillet, add 2 teaspoons oil and warm skillet to medium heat.
  3. Add fish flesh side down to sear and cook for 3-5 minutes and flip and cook another 3-5 minutes or until fish cooked through, opaque and flaking.
  4. While fish is cooking, mix up lime aioli.
  5. In small dish, gently mix mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Heat up tortillas in microwave or in another lightly oiled skillet over low heat.
  7. When fish is cooked through, flake fish to bite size pieces.
  8. Layer lettuce, tomato, avocado, fish and a sprinkle of shredded cheese evenly over corn tortillas.
  9. Drizzle top of tortilla with lime aioli.

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15 replies on “Flavorful low FODMAP fish tacos

    • Candy B

      we tried these fish taco’s with crappie and they were great! my whole family loves these! Great recipe

    • katescarlata

      Hi Lauren,
      Sizzlefish is a company that delivers fish to your door. It’s package in individual serving sizes. They generously sent me a fun care package full of seafood. So I have been cooking and enjoying their fish!

  • Lesq

    I suffer with severe FODMAP conditions. Have acquired many health issues from it. Suffer so severely. I was under a holistic MD’s care and he found my condition very interesting. I have several health issues from eating so healthy. To much to explain in this comment. Just curious, do you eat any wheat and what are your routine breakfasts? Thank you for any information you can give me.

  • Lisa R

    Hi Kate. Thanks for this great idea. I will definitely try the recipe. What brand of mayo do you use that seems most fodmap friendly?

  • Terry

    Will be making these soon! What do you do when you have inadvertently eaten something that doesn’t agree with you, say has onions or garlic in it and you asked for it without and get an upset stomach? Do you ride it out or take anything? Thank you for all your help.

  • Susan Gonzales

    Made these last night — delish! Love so many of your recipes, Kate. Honestly, your blog, FODMAP resources, 21 Day Tummy Diet cookbook, and reports on research have been the foundation of the control I’ve found over my IBS symptoms.

    • katescarlata

      Thanks Susan for your kind words. Keeps me ‘at it!’. I certainly try to provide useful recipes and information for people w/ IBS—there is so much new info helping make IBS more manageable.

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