How to Make Fish Taco Sauce

by Lindsay Holley ; Updated September 28, 2017

A tangy yogurt sauce adds a boost of flavor to mild fish tacos.

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Items you will need

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
  • Salt to taste

Fish tacos are a popular Mexican dish that is quick and easy to make. The tacos are commonly made with a mild white fish, such as Mahi Mahi or tilapia. A dollop of tangy lemon-lime yogurt sauce can add zesty flavor.

Step 1

Combine the yogurt, lime juice and lemon juice in a small bowl and whisk until the juices are fully incorporated.

Step 2

Add the cumin, cilantro and jalapeno and mix well. Add salt to taste.

Step 3

Cover the bowl and refrigerate the sauce for at least an hour.

Step 4

Serve a heaping dollop of sauce over warm fish tacos.


  • This recipe makes enough sauce for 8 to 10 tacos.

    Before cutting the lemon and lime, warm them up by rolling them back and forth on the counter to yield more juice.

    To make a hotter sauce, the jalapeno seeds.

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About the Author

Based in Toronto, Lindsay Holley began writing in 2002 as a journalist. She now works as a communications officer in the education sector and has previous experience in health care. Holley holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ryerson University and an honors Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology.