Fish Taco Salad

I’ve been promising this recipe for a while now. We are big fans of fish tacos around here and once I realized that I hit Pinterest and found a couple of recipes that I then combined and used to make my version of fish tacos. I also recently shared a post on my favorite items to purchase at Trader Joe’s. One of the items on my list of favorites is the Asian Style Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette. I actually found this after reading another bloggers post about her TJ’s favorites. There are a lot of Trader Joe’s posts floating around the blogosphere and we are all the better for them.? I think one of the best way to find new things to try is from the recommendation of others. Anyway, my regular fish taco recipe got and upgrade and this recipe was born when I found this dressing and knew they’d be a match made in heaven. Guess what? I was right.

These cod pieces are one of the things I love to pick up at TJ’s. One package will feed 2-3 people.

The marinade has a little kick and so does the dressing so if your family isn’t a fan of heat, you can adjust the seasoning. You might be able to make the dressing less spicy by adding a little vinegar as a neutralizer.

I like to use Napa cabbage for the greens and if I happen to have some Kale, I’ll throw that in too. BTW…if you don’t have a salad spinner, you need to change that. This is the one I have and it’s one of those kitchen gadgets that saves time and makes the process of making salads so much easier. After washing my salad/lettuce of choice and spinning it, I’ll place a paper town on the inside of the bowl (but outside of the colander) and store the greens in it until I’m ready to assemble the salad, this keeps them nice and crisp.

Trader Joe’s peanuts have the perfect amount of salt and are a great crunchy topper chopped up and used on a salad, or eaten by the handful as a snack.


Fish Taco Salad

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 mins


Fish Marinade

  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Kosher Salt
  • 10 Grinds Pepper
  • 2 T Canola Oil


  • 1-2 Heads Napa Cabbage
  • Shredded/Matchstick Carrots
  • Edamame
  • Peanuts, chopped
  • 1 Apple cut into matchsticks
  • Spicy Peanut Dressing from Trader Joe's
  • 1-2 Cod pieces from Trader Joe's or 1 piece of Cod per person, cut into small pieces


  • Mix marinade ingredients in shallow container, place all the Cod pieces in and coat on both sids. Allow to sit for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Shred Napa Cabbage
  • Cook fish in skillet or air fryer sprayed with cooking spray
  • Layer cabbage, carrots, edamame, apple and peanuts in bowl(s) and place fish on top, dress with dressing

Is your family a fan of fish tacos? If so, give this a try and if you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend it. We eat it quite often in the summer months and love it. It’s light and healthy but also delicious.



  1. June 13, 2018 / 9:09 am

    mmmm. Probably shouldnt read this when I am hungry! I love fish tacos, these look delicious! Thanks for the recipie, we were actually talking the other night about making them sometime soon.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

    • June 16, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Just don’t go to the store when you’re hungry…LOL. Happy weekend, Jess!!! XO

  2. June 13, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Looks yummy but I’ve never tried fish tacos, so I’m having to use my imagination, which thanks to your great cooking and fabulous photography is doing the job just fine. But putting a paper town in amongst the lettuce has me quite flummoxed ?, hehe!
    Hugs my lovely Lisa, x.

    • June 16, 2018 / 7:53 am

      Oh Mary, you are such a hoot! Hope you have the best weekend! XO

  3. Sherri
    June 13, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    Yay!!!! I have been waiting for this one after you posted it afew week ago — i have an hour and 1/2 drive to a TJ…. but it looks like I NEED to make a trip soon… it looks DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you, Lisa… .

    • June 16, 2018 / 7:52 am

      Wow, an hour and half. Maybe you can find a similar dressing at your grocery store. It is yummy though. I hope you enjoy it! XO

  4. Living on Cloud Nine
    June 13, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    YES!!! I’ve been waiting for this. Planning on a TJ excursion soon so these ingredients are going on the list and my taste buds are excitedly anticipating the flavor explosion! YUMMY and my kind of meal!

    • June 16, 2018 / 7:51 am

      YAY! Hope the Nine’s enjoy it as much as we do. XOXO

  5. Kellyann
    June 14, 2018 / 3:57 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious! I wish I could get to TJ’s today. I must make this. I used to have a salad spinner but now I buy the organic salad that’s already washed because I’m lazy! Thank you for sharing this my sweet friend, I am pinning it now and making at asap!

    • June 16, 2018 / 7:51 am

      We really do love it. Seems like I’ve been making it about once a week. So easy, and it feels pretty healthy. Enjoy!!! XO

  6. Laura
    June 18, 2018 / 8:11 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love taco salad. Fish taco salad would be such a nice way to switch it up! Thanks for sharing!

    • June 19, 2018 / 9:52 am

      You’re most certainly welcome. We love it, I hope y’all try it and do too.

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