Quick and easy healthy steak tacos topped with a mouthwatering lime cilantro coleslaw. 
Healthy Steak Tacos with Lime Cilantro Slaw
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Quick and easy healthy steak tacos topped with a mouthwatering lime cilantro coleslaw. Ready in 20 minutes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 tacos
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: AbraPappa
  • 1 lb. skirt steak
Steak Marinade (optional - see notes)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
Lime Cilantro Coleslaw
  • 4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or crushed
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced optional
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese, grated optional
  1. Prepare marinade (*see note below for non-marinated steak option) by whisking together all ingredients. Add marinade to a large ziploc bag and add steak. Make sure the steak is well coated in marinade and allow to rest for 6-24 hours.

  2. Remove steak from marinade and shake off any excess moisture. Outdoor grill: Grill for 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Indoor: place steak under a broiler for 6 minutes for medium-rare turning once during cooking. Alternatively, cook on a grill pan for 3 minutes and finish in a 425° oven for an additional 3 minutes

Lime Cilantro Slaw
  1. In a large bowl whisk together mayonnaise, greek yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, garlic and jalapeno. Stir in cilantro, scallions, cabbage, salt and pepper. Can be made up to 1 day in advance. 

  1. Heat tortillas, either on the grill for 30 seconds or in a pan. Place a few slices of steak in a tortilla, top with a spoonful of slaw, and a slice of avocado and a sprinkle of cotija cheese. Squeeze fresh lime on top.

Recipe Notes

Dry Steak Method (no marinade)

Nutrition facts are per taco and without cheese 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Steak Tacos with Lime Cilantro Slaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 367mg16%
Potassium 245mg7%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 18.4mg22%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.