Fish Tacos with Watermelon Guacamole

Russ Myers


Watermelon is the fruit of a plant originally from a vine of southern Africa. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon, has a smooth exterior rind and a juicy, sweet, usually red interior
These tacos take only minutes to make, yet are so yummy (and packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber) the whole family will love to build their own. The sweetness of watermelon pairs well with the spicy peppers. Feel free to try your own favorites, too, such as grated carrot or jicama.

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12 to 16 Tacos


10 Min


25 Min




2 medium
avocados, peeled and chopped
2 Tbsp
lime juice
2 tsp
diced jalapeno pepper (or to taste)
1/3 c
cilantro, chopped
2 medium
garlic cloves, minced
14 oz
can diced green chilies, drained
1 1/2 c
diced watermelon
1 dash(es)
salt (to taste)
1 bottle
cooking spray
1 1/2 lb
1 dash(es)
chili powder
12 to 16
corn tortillas
3 to 4 c
commercial cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
1/2 to 1 c
1 c
diced watermelon

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, mash avocado to a mix of smooth and chunky. Add lime, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and chilies and mix thoroughly. Add watermelon and salt (if desired) and toss. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors blend.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place cod on sheet and sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Bake for 12 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of fish) or until barely cooked through. Remove from oven and cut into pieces.
Heat tortillas on a grill or griddle. Top each with a few pieces of fish, 1/4 cup cabbage mixture, a heaping spoonful of guacamole, a tablespoon of salsa, and a few pieces of diced watermelon.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Other Tag: Quick & Easy