šŸŒ® Holiday Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salad

This Christmas, Iā€™m ditching the traditional yuletide turkey and sharing a recipe that just screams "Aussie Christmas". My Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salad is a festive fiesta that's easy to make, fun to eat, and promises a burst of flavours that will undoubtedly make it a standout addition to your holiday menu.

So why embrace Fish Tacos for an Australian Christmas? While the traditional Christmas feast may conjure images of roasts and hearty dishes, there's a growing trend in Australia to embrace lighter, fresher alternatives, particularly when celebrating under the summer sun.

Fish tacos offer a perfect blend of freshness, vibrant colours, and the kind of easy, communal dining that suits our Australian Christmas vibe.

The simplicity of this recipe adds to its appeal. The panko-crusted fish fillets bring a satisfying crunch, while the Mango and Avocado Salad introduces a medley of textures and tropical sweetness. It's like a tropical party in your mouth, and everyone is invited.

Topped with a zesty Green Goddess dressing, these tacos are a harmonious blend of flavours that celebrate the joy of good food and good company.

Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply looking to infuse some Christmas spirit into your meals, these Fish Tacos are a delightful choice.

So, gather your loved ones, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to sleigh ā€“ I mean, slay ā€“ in the kitchen. Let's make this Christmas one to remember, filled with good food, good laughs and delicious food.

Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salad


For the Fish:

  • 450gms white fish fillets (such as cod or tilapia)
  • 1 cup gluten free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Coconut or olive oil for frying
  • Corn or flour tortillas for serving

For the Mango and Avocado Salad:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/4 red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Green goddess dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Mango and Avocado Salad:

  • In a large bowl, combine diced mango, diced avocado, chopped red onion, and fresh cilantro.
  • Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture and toss gently to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Set aside in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the components.

Prepare the Green goddess dressing

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Add water to adjust consistency then set aside in the fridge.

Panko Fried Fish:

  • Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Cover each fillet in flour, shaking off excess.
  • Dip the fillets into beaten eggs, ensuring they are well-coated.
  • Next, take each fillet and press them one by one into the panko breadcrumbs, making sure they are fully covered.
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  • Fry the fish fillets for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Ensure that they are all separated in the pan, it will take a couple of pan loads.
  • Remove the fish from the frying pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil

Assemble the Tacos:

  • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  • Place a spoonful of the Mango and Avocado Salad on each tortilla.
  • Top with a panko fried fish fillet.
  • Drizzle green goddess dressing over the top and serve on a communal platter in the middle of the table.

Enjoy this delicious fresh and zesty plate of goodness!

2 Responses to “šŸŒ® Holiday Fish Tacos with Mango and Avocado Salad”

  1. Julie says:

    Yum! Sounds delish!

    Would love to try this!

    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

  2. So delicious mouthwatering fish tacos. Just can’t wait to prepare and taste this. Thank you so much for sharing this here.
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