Amazing Fish Tacos

I love these amazing, lite tilapia tacos with cucumber relish. They are fresh and tasty and easily one of my favorite foods. And with the Instant Pot (get yours here:, they come together in no time!

A meal in minutes, mild tilapia takes on zesty lime, cool cucumber and a trio of easy spices to offer a stunning dish you’ll love to serve. Make this recipe part of your regular dinner rotation for a healthy treat everyone will love.

This modern take on fried fish tacos features a cool and vibrant mixture of flavors your whole family will love, and it’s on the table so fast you’ll be amazed–just 15 minutes to delightful fish taco taste? Yes, please!

Pro Tip: Fish filets with even thickness work best in this dish.

Just 15 minutes to delightful fish taco taste? Yes, please!


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 6 oz tilapia, halibut, or black bass fillets
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Topping Mixture:

  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

To Finish:

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Lime wedges


  1. Pour 3/4 cup water in the pot. Place the fish in a steamer basket and season with coriander, parsley, salt, smoked paprika and pepper.
  2. Lower the steamer basket into the pot, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  3. Using the display panel select the MANUAL function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the Topping Mixture ingredients and toss to coat.
  5. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. Check the fish for doneness. If fish is not quite done, simply close the pot for a few minutes and allow residual heat to bring to desired doneness.
  6. Serve the fish in tortillas with the cucumber relish, cilantro, sour cream and lime wedges.

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.