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Tender Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos

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Make Taco Tuesday something unique and delicious with these Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos. This quick tilapia taco recipe is so flavorful and has such a great taste. My family loves eating these with corn tortillas and of course lime juice to get that tart tilapia flavor. Don’t miss out on these other taco recipes!

Use this recipe for your store-bought tilapia and I promise, you’ll love this recipe. This simple taco recipe taste great and is my favorite fish taco recipe to make. Using the pressure cooker makes it a breeze!

tilapia fish taco recipe

Don’t forget the shredded cabbage and extra lemon juice. I’m a huge fan of adding Greek yogurt and extra chipotle pepper to my tilapia fillet as well.

The high pressure cooks up the fish perfectly and makes it tender and delicious.

Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos

This recipe is so simple since you’re using frozen fish fillets. Once you season them, you just have to add them to your Instant Pot to cook. It’s seriously as simple as that.

This is a unique taco recipe but one that is super popular in our house. I love adding more fish to our diets as it’s a healthy option and this is a super simple way to make that happen.

tilapia in the electric pressure cooker

What are the best toppings for tacos?

This is totally up to you! Some people love sour cream, fresh cilantro, shredded lettuce, diced onions, and even spicy ingredients like jalapenos!

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Fish Taco Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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easy fish taco recipe using your pressure cooker

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Once you make this Instant Pot Fish Tacos Recipe, keep that momentum rolling! There’s no reason that you can’t eat tacos every night of the week! Here are some of my other favorite taco dishes and meals that I think you’re going to love as well.

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tart tilapia

How do you reheat leftover fish?

The easiest way is to use the microwave. This is also the fastest way. You can use your oven or even a skillet on the stove as well but you have to be careful not to overcook it doing this.

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instant pot tilapia lime tacos

Instant Pot Tilapia Lime Tacos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fish tacos are some of our favorite ways to enjoy Taco Tuesday!


  • · 1-pound frozen tilapia
  • · 2 T taco seasoning
  • · 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • · 1 T of minced garlic
  • · 1 T lemon juice
  • · 1 T lemon zest
  • · salt and pepper


  1. Put the tilapia fillets on a sheet of aluminum foil. Cover with taco seasoning. Seal the foil on all sides.
  2. Put 1 1/2 cups of water in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Put your trivet in the Instant Pot and put the covered fillets on top of the trivet.
  3. Close the lid and seal shut.
  4. Put the Instant Pot on high pressure for 18 minutes.
  5. To make the sauce, mix the mayo, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and a bit of salt and pepper. Put in fridge until ready to use.
  6. After the time is up on the Instant Pot, do a quick release.
  7. Shred the tilapia and put on your favorite shell. Top with sauce and your favorite toppings.

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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 12th of May 2021

Pinned and put on my menu plans for next week. It will be a nice change in our menu and another great recipe to try out in the Instant Pot. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

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