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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.

If you’re a fan of fresh fish and instant pot recipes, you’re going to love the minimal cooking time and maximum flavor of this dish. It’s a delicious dinner and it’s made in the easiest way! 

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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?

While there are many delicious toppings that can be added to tacos, some are better than others in terms of both taste and nutrition.

One of the best toppings for tacos is fresh salsa. Not only does it add a flavorful kick, but it is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Try one of these fruit salsa recipes in your fish tacos!

Another great option is shredded lettuce, which provides a crunchy contrast to the taco filling.

Finally, diced tomatoes are also a delicious and healthy option.

While there are many other toppings that can be added to tacos, these three are some of the best in terms of taste and nutrition.

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Best Taco Recipes:

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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This recipe for Instant Pot Taco Meat does a great job of feeding the family or large groups.

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tart tilapia

How to reheat fish tacos:

You can reheat your fish tacos in a few different ways, depending on your preferences.

If you want to retain the crunchy texture of the taco shell, you can reheat them in the oven. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the tacos on a baking sheet. Heat for about 10 minutes, or until the shell is crisp.

If you’re more concerned with retaining the flavor of the fish, heat the shells in the oven separately from the fish.

How do you reheat leftover fish?

When reheating fish, it is important to avoid overcooking, as this can make the fish dry, rubbery, and unpleasant to eat.

The best way to reheat fish is to wrap it in foil and place it in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.

Alternatively, you can place the fish in a microwave-safe dish and heat it on medium for 2-3 minutes. If you are reheating fish that has been cooked in a sauce, you may need to add a little additional liquid before reheating, as the sauce can thicken as it cools.

When reheating fish, be sure to check that it is cooked through before serving. Leftover fish can also be used in a number of recipes, such as Fishcakes or Frittatas. Simply add the fish to the other ingredients and cook according to the recipe instructions.

What is the best way to serve this Instant Pot Tilapia recipe?

You can eat this Instant Pot fish recipe any way that you want. Topping it with soy sauce and lemon zest is one option, or you can make fish tacos with your favorite taco shell. This instant pot tilapia fish recipe is really versatile and the best part is that the flaky tilapia tastes great in just about any recipe you want. 

Make it an easy dinner and add your favorite toppings to the tilapia filets. I think that eating the fish in a lettuce wrap with a little bit of sour cream and salsa sounds just about perfect as well. 

The printable recipe card below shows you how to cook fish, but it’s up to you to finish out the rest of the recipe and meal prep it.

Tilapia is the perfect candidate for quick prep and lots of delicious flavors. What you add to the top of the fish is how you can easily and quickly create new recipes. 

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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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