Mango Fish Taco Bowl
This is a go-to favorite. Especially for summer! It's lighter than regular fish tacos because it doesn't require corn tortillas. It is delicious either hot or cold so you can make it and eat it right away or prep it beforehand and enjoy it straight out of the fridge. This recipe serves 2-4 and takes 30-40 minutes to make.
- 2-3 filets of a white fish (we like mahi-mahi or wild tilapia. This recipe also works with salmon)
- 1c Rice
- 1/2 Onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 can Black Beans--drained and rinsed
- Mango salsa (either store-bought or home-made)
- Water chestnuts
- Frontier Co-Op Mexican Seasoning
- Put 1 c rice in 2 cups of water on the stove. Bring it to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer until tender and water is gone (15-30 minutes)
- While rice is cooking, chop onion, garlic and jalapeno and saute in olive or avocado oil on medium heat until onions are translucent
- Drizzle olive oil over fish and rub generously with Mexican seasoning. Grill for 5-7 minutes or bake for 15-30 at 350. Cook until fish is flakey.
- Use a spiralizer or a food processor grater to chop cucumber and carrots and set aside
- Drain and rinse water chestnuts and set aside. You can also just chop these.
- When rice is done, mix in the onion, garlic, jalapeno mixture (leave a little of the oil in the pan), squeeze juice from 2-3 limes and mix in a bunch of washed and picked cilantro leaves.
- Put black beans in the pan that the jalapeno came out of and heat on low heat just so they absorb the flavor.
- Drain the water chestnuts and chop into bite-sized pieces
- Assemble your bowl: put a scoop of rice in the bottom. Top with beans and water chestnuts. Flake your fish on next, add a generous scoop of mango salsa and a good squeeze of lime. Top with your cucumbers and carrots. Enjoy!
Goodies In this Recipe
Lime-Lime not only makes this recipe taste fresh and flavorful, lime juice is also loaded with health benefits. Several studies have shown that lime juice helps prevent the build-up of plaque in arteries and on the heart wall. One of the most impressive lime health benefits is its ability to fight cancer cells because they contain a concentrated dose of many powerful phytochemicals, including flavonoids, flavones, triterpenoid and limonoids. Limes are also jam-packed with antioxidants fight the free radicals that can cause cell damage and chronic disease. Among others, limes have also been shown to prevent kidney stones, aid in weight loss and increase iron absorption which reduces fatigue. Read more here.
Cucumbers-While other foods can cause dehydration, cucumbers contain so much water that they actually help you stay hydrated. Their high amounts of water and fiber also help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. Cucumbers are rich in vitamin E which plays a crucial role in improving your skin, enhancing collagen production and acts as a natural anti-wrinkle agent. Moreover, eating cucumbers on a regular basis helps enhance your vision because they contain several anti-inflammatory and antioxidants that can help steer you clear of cataracts. They also help your body process and eliminate toxins.
Carrots-Carrots are often touted as "the perfect health food." They are a weight loss friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health. The carotene antioxidants in them have also been linked to reduced risk of cancer and improved vision and eye health. For a nutritional rundown, carrots contain vitamin a which not only promotes healthy vision but is also is important for growth, development, and immune function. Their high levels of biotin helps with fat and protein metabolism. Vitamin K is important for blood coagulation and can promote bone health. They are also a great pre AND post-workout snack because of their high levels of potassium and vitamin B6 which help with muscle recovery, blood pressure control and the conversion of food into energy.