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Fish tacos with salsa

Air Fryer Fish Tacos Without Breading

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Everyone loves these flavorful Air Fryer Fish Tacos without breading that makes for a satisfying and healthy meal. You can use tilapia or any type of white fish fillets you like. This delicious soft taco recipe only takes 30 minutes to make!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 pound tilapia fish filets, or your choice of white fish
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 ripe avocadoes, sliced
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/2 red cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed and leaves chopped


  1. Spray the inside or your air fryer basket lightly with the nonstick cooking spray. Set the basket aside while you prepare the fish.
  2. Place a double layer of dry paper towels on a cutting board or a large plate. Place the fish on top and then use another paper towel to pat dry the fish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cayenne pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the seasoning mix.
  5. Then, place the fish inside your air fryer basket, making sure the fish filets do not overlap to ensure even cooking.
  6. Set the temperature to 400°F and cook for 6 minutes. Then, flip the fish and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through.
  7. Use tongs to remove the fish to a serving plate. Then, assemble the tacos.
  8. Divide the fish between the corn tortillas, and then top with sliced avocado, salsa, cabbage, and fresh cilantro.


  1. Some people like to chop or break up the cooked fish before adding them to the tacos. It is personal preference.
  2. Store any leftover cooked fish in a covered container up to 4 days in the refrigerator.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 368
  • Sugar: 6.9 g
  • Sodium: 811.3 mg
  • Fat: 13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.6 g
  • Fiber: 12.2 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.5 mg