Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa


  • 2 cups Seedless watermelon diced
  • 1 Fresh Ripe Avocado pitted, seeded & cubed
  • 1/2 Red Onion finely chopped
  • 1 lime Juice & Zest
  • 1/2 Lemon Juice
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper stemmed & diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus pinch Sea Salt divided
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Dr. Hyman’s Special Seasoning (see below)
  • 1 Pound White flaky fish Cod or Halibut
  • 16 Romaine or Butter Leaves


Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the watermelon, avocado, onion, lime juice, zest, lemon juice, jalapeno and cilantro. Toss with the 1 tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt and set aside.

Step 2

Prepare a pan or grill to cook the fish. If using the grill, preheat to high and coat the fish on both sides with the remaining oil. If using a pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat.

Step 3

Sprinkle the fish with Dr. Hyman’s Special Seasoning and remaining salt. Cook the fish until opaque inside, about 5 minutes per side. When the fish reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees, remove from heat and set aside to cool for about 5 minutes or until no longer hot, but still warm to the touch. Using a fork, break into big pieces.

Step 4

To serve, place two lettuce leaves on top of each other to make a sturdy base for the fish. Place about ¼ cup of fish on each lettuce wrap, top with a couple tablespoons salsa.

Step 5

Dr. Hyman’s Special Seasoning: When I’m in a hurry to cook but want a meal that will pack some flavor, I use a tablespoon of this special seasoning to impart great aroma, taste and color to a pound of fish or meat. Keep a 2-ounce jar mixed up of this and stash it in your spice cabinet for up to 6 months. Yields = a healthy 1/4 cup, Prep Time = about 5 minutes, Cook Time = 0 minutes, Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika 1/2 Tablespoon Sea Salt 1/2 Tablespoon Black Pepper 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (or more depending on preference for spice) 1 Teaspoon Cumin 1 Teaspoon Turmeric 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano 2 Teaspoons Dried Thyme Instructions: Combine all spices in a small bowl and stir to combine. Store in a glass spice jar in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Nutritional analysis per serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 25, Fat 1g, saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 2g, Protein 1g, carbohydrate 5g, Sodium 800mg

Nutritional Information 

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 fish tacos): Calories 270, Fat 14g, saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 50mg, Fiber 5g, Protein 23g, carbohydrate 15g, Sodium 230mg

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