Smashed Avocado Fish Tacos

These smashed avocado fish tacos with perfectly flaked fish and citrusy avocado are PERFECTION!

Smashed Avocado Fish Tacos from (@whatsgabycookin)


You know those meals that come out of desperation? The ones when you look in the fridge and realize you're about to eat your left arm if you don't make dinner quickly, but at the same time only have limited ingredients?! These smashed avocado fish tacos are the result of one of those nights a few weeks ago.

I had some cod in the fridge, some random tortillas and 2 avocados that were about a day past their prime. In an attempt to get dinner on the table in under 15 minutes, I quickly seasoned the fish with Chimi (the best Chimmichuri seasoning available) and cooked it up, flaked it into some charred tortillas and added smashed avocado. I didn't think it would amount of much but OMG we licked out plates clean. And then we made it again the next night. And 2 nights later.

Smashed Avocado Fish Tacos from (@whatsgabycookin)

These Smashed Avo Fish Tacos are truly perfect in every way. The charred tortillas are the perfect base. The lime spiked avocado is basically my quick hack to a guacamole. The fish is seasoned to perfection and mind blowing flavorful. And then just top it all off with your favorite hot sauce of choice. SIMPLICITY at it's finest.

Smashed Avocado Fish Tacos from (@whatsgabycookin)

Smashed Avocado Fish Tacos

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.9 from 14 votes
Quite possibly the easiest fish taco recipe you'll ever make and one that will be a mega crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 4 people


For the Fish

  • 2 tablespoon Chimi Dalkin&Co Seasoning
  • 1 pound skinless cod, any pin bones removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • kosher salt and lime wedges to season

For the Smashed Avocados

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Fresh lime juice to taste


  • Sprinkle the Chimi all over the cod along with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat a grill pan on the stove or bbq over medium high heat and add the remaining olive oil. Season the fish with salt and pepper and cook, flipping halfway until easily flaked. About 6-8 minutes total. Squeeze fresh lime juice over the cooked fish and set aside.
  • While the fish is cooking, combine the diced avocado and chives in a small bowl and smash to combine. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice.
  • Char the tortillas on both sides over an open flame.
  • Gently break the fish into large chunks. Evenly distribute the smashed avocado on each tortilla and top with large flakes of the fish. Serve with hot sauce on top, extra cilantro and limes on the side.


For extra flair, you can use guacamole instead of plain avocado.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. How spicy is the gimme chimmi spice? I have a toddler at home and am wondering if it would be too much kick. Thanks in advance!

  2. I can't seem to find the seasoning at any of the Williams and Sonoma stores and it isn't available for shipping. Will it be available again?

  3. 5 stars
    Simply delicious. Fast, easy recipe that my family loved! Made exactly as written (except made my own chimichurri rub because I didn’t have the WGC one) and it was perfect!! Served with pinto beans & WGC cilantro rice.

  4. what hot sauce do you prefer, we live in the NE so something that is nationally available would be preferred.

  5. Hi Gaby
    As I am living in Germany and you are still not shipping outside the US !!!!! what would be good to use instead of the Gimme Chimmi seasoning? I can not even look up the ingredients... 🙁
    I understand that you won‘t tell me the secrets of the seasoning but maybe something similar to work with?

  6. 5 stars
    Gaby!!! This recipe is amazing! The Gimmee Chimmi seasoning is everything! Our plates were not as beautiful as your pictures, but the taste was fantastic. Best fish tacos ever!!!

  7. I have been looking for a fish taco recipe for quite some time - this recipe is perfect. It is easy, healthy and looks yummy. Thank you again for all your recipes. I need to go to Barns & Nobles for your current book!!

    1. 5 stars
      Right now I have some frozen tilapia fillets. Will those work?

      I am borderline anti fish but trying to work it into my diet weekly for health benefits. Trying to find the least fishy but healthy ways to find eat it!

    2. yes that would totally work! just make sure they are totally thawed and blotted dry

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