Every once in awhile I have to pat myself on the back for a meal well done, and this Mahi Mahi burrito one of those meals.
The idea came from my daughter’s favorite Mexican restaurant, Qdoba. She likes the menu because she can get a Naked Burrito, meaning her choice of burrito toppings, without a wheat or corn tortilla.
While I realize I could have had a corn tortilla (read my cooking challenge for reasons as to why I can’t have wheat), since I had opted to have some pico de gallo and corn chips as an appetizer, I decided to follow my daughter’s example and have my fish burrito “naked.”
I did find some rice cheddar cheese to try on my naked burrito. The “cheese” tasted fine, but I could have done without it just the same and saved those calories.
The Mahi Mahi was moist and tender, and the crunchy slaw combined with a bit of pico de gallo was a refreshing change from the usual sauted peppers and onions.
You have to give this recipe a try. It’s a bit high in calories, but not compared to the typical burrito. Using whole wheat – low fat tortillas, light cheese and lots of fresh ingredients, you can’t go wrong.
- Mahi Mahi Marinade
- 1 pound Mahi Mahi, sliced into 1" pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large lime, juiced
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- ¼ tsp salt
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- Cabbage Slaw
- 1 bag shredded green cabbage
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp celery seed
- pinch red pepper
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Remaining Ingredients
- 4 large low fat wheat tortillas
- 1 cup mexican light cheese
- 1 cup store purchased pico de gallo
- 4 tablespoons light sour cream
- Combine olive oil, lime, chili powder, 1/4 cup cilantro, cayenne and salt in shallow dish. Coat Mahi Mahi with marinade and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Combine olive oil vinegar, sugar, cilantro, cayenne pepper and salt in a bowl. Toss with cabbage and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Using a stove top grill pan, grill Mahi Mahi until done.
- Warm tortillas and top with slaw, Mahi Mahi, pico de gallo and cheese.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 32.78g
Total Carbs: 72.41g
Dietary Fiber: 16.70g
Weight Watchers Points 16 ** Note that I don’t think this calorie count is entirely accurate. If you are following Weight Watchers, I calculated the tortillas I purchased at 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber to make them 3 points each, and the rest of the ingredients just don’t seem to add up to such a high content of fat. However, I did calculate the calories twice and came up with the same results.