Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Fish Sandwiches

Dinner doesn’t have to be hard. This is easy, fast and a kid favorite in our house. Serve with a side of fries, taters, chips or a salad. On the table in less than 30 minutes!⁣

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Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Fish Sandwiches

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Gluten Free, Under 30 Minutes, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Denise



  • 6 Tortilla crusted tilapia filets from Costco if you aren’t near a Costco or yours doesn’t carry these, see below for our homemade version!⁣
  • ⁣6 hoagie buns sliced in half lengthwise ⁣
  • Arugula⁣

Creamy Coleslaw:⁣

  • ¾ cup avocado mayonnaise⁣
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar⁣
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar⁣
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard⁣
  • 2 tsp honey⁣
  • 1 tsp celery salt⁣
  • ½ tsp onion powder⁣
  • ¼ tsp black pepper⁣
  • ½ tsp kosher salt⁣
  • 4 cups 1 bag coleslaw mix⁣
  • 4 cups 1 bag red cabbage⁣ ⁣

Spicy Avocado Cream: ⁣

  • 2 avocados pitted ⁣
  • ½ cup sour cream⁣
  • 1 jalapeno roughly chopped and seeds removed if desired for less heat⁣
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro⁣
  • juice and zest of 1 large lime⁣
  • 1 tsp salt⁣


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lay filets of tilapia on baking sheet covered with foil. Bake 13-15 minutes.⁣
  • While tilapia is cooking, prepare coleslaw and avocado cream. Whisk together all coleslaw ingredients, mayonnaise through salt. Add cabbage and toss until fully coated. Chill until ready to serve.⁣ ⁣ This can also be made a few hours ahead to save time.⁣
  • To prepare spicy avocado cream, combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. Chill until ready to serve. This can also be made a few hours ahead to save time. ⁣
  • Toast hoagie buns on griddle or in oven. Just a few minutes to lightly brown them.⁣
  • To build your sammies, layer up a toasted hoagie bun with a smear of avocado cream on bottom, fresh arugula, a cooked filet of tilapia, add the coleslaw and the top of the bun! ⁣
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