PARTNER POST: Discover the nutritious and versatile wonders of watercress with these tasty recipe ideas.
Loaded with fresh flavors, these flavorful fish tacos are finished with a tomato salsa and watercress sauce.
We took a trip back in November to St. John in the Virgin Islands and we ate fish tacos almost every night. I’m not kidding you, either – I’d say 5 nights out of 7 I ate a fish taco.
They were so fresh and simple and I have to tell you, after a hot day on the beach and a few cold beers in my hand, those fish tacos were the best thing ever.
We all missed them so much we’ve been making a lot of fish tacos since we’ve been home…then I thought it was time to put my own twist on our favorite tacos from vacation, so I came up with these Fish Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Fresh Watercress Sauce.
Long name, I know. But my goal here was to try and get in as many healthy ingredients that I could onto one taco. Instead of serving the main meal, then maybe a salad and a vegetable side you can just serve this fish taco.
It’s got your protein, plenty of vegetables and some carbs from the tortilla. It’s a complete meal that you can hold in your hand and even eat on the go which we do a lot around my house. But this dinner proves that eating on the go doesn’t have to mean a slice of pizza or mac and cheese from a box. And in addition to it being healthy and delicious…they’re also easy to make.
You can use a variety of fish for these tacos, any mild white fish will do. Even salmon will work if that looks good at the fish counter. You could also swap out corn tortillas or a crispy taco shell, totally up to you.
What you do have to make is the tomato salsa and the fresh watercress sauce. That’s what takes these tacos to the next level.
When I was looking for ingredients for these tacos, I came across watercress in the produce aisle. Watercress is a peppery, leafy green and it’s loaded with tons of health benefits. It’s an excellent source of vitamins A, K and C, one of the most nutrient dense vegetables actually. All packed away in that little leaf.
And it’s really, really tasty.
On sandwiches, in salads, on pizza…on these tacos…we’ve found tons of new ways to use watercress and we’re loving it.
Just grab a bag of watercress and a few other fresh ingredients from the store.
The sauce gets made really quickly in a blender – just a few ingredients in addition to the watercress and you’re on your way. Because this sauce is mostly watercress, it’s loaded with vitamins so you’re going to want to put in on everything.
You can definitely serve these taco with more watercress on the top for garnish and an extra crunch!
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Born and raised in New Jersey, Dan started the web site Mantitlement as a way to learn how to cook for the first time from his wife, Christie. Christie has always been the primary cook in the household and Dan got used to having her three-course, restaurant quality meals for dinner every night. Well, it was time he learned how to do some cooking on his own, and that's how Mantitlement got started. Dan believes that everyone is entitled to having great food and drinks at home...and he can show you how to make them with his collection of recipes!