Best Air Fryer Healthy Fish Tacos

Me and that air fryer are besties! And this recipe is about to become YOUR bestie! It's light and delicious and SO DARNED EASY!!! These are by far the BEST and EASIEST air fryer fish tacos you'll find! 
The key to these is to marinate your fish ahead of time. So the night before - grab the fish and the marinade and pop it in the fridge! And yes - this recipe is for air fryer tilapia with no breading. You'll love the results! 

How do you make healthy fish tacos? How to marinate fish for the air fryer?

I marinated the fish in a Mojo Criollo Spanish marinade - it's easy to find at the grocery store and it comes in a big bottle - so you can use it for fish, chicken or poultry! It's very versatile! Air frying fish is super simple - out of the marinade and into the air fryer for 12 minutes! 

Then top your Healthy Air Fryer Fish Tacos with your favorite toppings - I like something crunchy (cabbage), something creamy (avocado) and something spicy (jalapenos) - you're done!

What is the Best Fish to use in Air Fryer Fish Tacos? 

You can use any white fish for air fryer fish tacos but I prefer tilapia. It's an affordable fish that absorbs the marinade flavor easily. Other fish that would be good are halibut, cod and even pollock. 

I really loved these air fryer tilapia tacos - tilapia is such a light fish and it absorbs the marinade and adds so much flavor! 

What to serve with Air Fryer Tilapia Fish Tacos? 

This crustless apple pie is a perfect dessert - especially with fall right around the corner! I also love this peach bread pudding for two - it's rich and delicious! Or if you want to stick with the air fryer - these Air Fryer Grilled Peaches are great too - although be sure to wash out your air fryer after doing the fish. haha! 

You can find all of them in my Air Fryer Recipes section or in my Air Fryer Facebook group!

You can also check out all of my easy Air Fryer Recipes! I have side dishes, main dishes and desserts! They're yum! 

Air Fryer Healthy Fish Tacos

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These air fryer fish tacos are going to be a weekly favorite in your house! The fish takes no time at all to make and comes out perfect and you top it with light and fresh toppings like avocado, cabbage and limes! It's light and delicious! #airfryer #fishtacos


  • 1 lb tilapia (2 filets)
  • Mojo Criollo marinade 
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • shredded cabbage
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Queso blanco (any Mexican crumble cheese will do)
  • salsa
  • jalapeno slices
  • jalapeno ranch


How to cook Air Fryer Healthy Fish Tacos

  1. Marinate tilapia for a minimum of 4 hours in Mojo Criollo Marinade - (or your favorite citrus based marinade)
  2. Place tilapia filets in air fryer and cook at 350 for 12 minutes
  3. While tilapia is air frying, prepare vegetables and toppings
  4. lay out tortillas
  5. quarter a lime
  6. slice an avocado
  7. shred 1/4 of cabbage head
  8. break off 1/4 of queso blanco and crumble
  9. 2-3 tbsp salsa
  10. 10 jalapeno slices
  11. 2-3 tbsp jalapeno ranch
  12. Once fish is done, remove and set on plate
  13. Place tortillas in air fryer with a light spritz of non-stick spray on each tortilla and air fry at 350 for 3 minutes
  14. While tortillas heat up, shred fish
  15. Once done, remove tortillas and put together your tacos!


- You can use any white fish - but I like tilapia the best - Shredding the fish makes it go further and create more tacos - If you don't have cabbage, you can also use lettuce

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