Fish Tacos With Watermelon Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 cups diced seedless watermelon

1/2 small red onion, finely diced

1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

Juice of 2 limes, plus lime wedges for serving

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

Kosher salt

1 pound skinless wild striped bass fillets

1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

1 romaine lettuce heart, thinly sliced

8 corn tortillas

1 avocado, sliced


  1. Make the watermelon salsa: Combine the watermelon, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno in a bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill to high. Sprinkle the fish on both sides with the chile powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; drizzle both sides with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil. Brush the grill with olive oil, then add the fish and grill until marked and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a plate and break into bite-size pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, toss the lettuce with 2 tablespoons of the juices from the watermelon salsa and a pinch of salt. Warm the tortillas on the grill and fill with the fish, watermelon salsa, avocado and lettuce. Serve with lime wedges.
  4. Per serving: Calories 437; Fat 18 g (Saturated 3 g); Cholesterol 93 mg; Sodium 636 mg; Carbohydrate 45 g; Fiber 6 g; Protein 25 g