Tilapia with Spicy Kumquat Salsa

Tilapia with Spicy Kumquat Salsa
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Kumquat Salsa

Yasmin Fahr

Kumquat Salsa

Kumquats, the babies of the citrus family, have a sweet, edible rind and a slightly tart pulp (everything is edible except for the seeds). I typically muddle them in mojitos or caipirinhas, but incorporating them in this spicy salsa as a substitute for tomatoes adds a soft, sweet touch to this topping for quickly cooked fish.  

You could also try adding cubes of ripe avocado to the salsa as well — I see no reason why that wouldn't be a fabulous addition. Alternatively, you can use other flaky white fish instead of tilapia if it's not available. 

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For the kumquat salsa

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, seasoning to taste as needed. Allow the flavors to meld together while you cook the fish. 

For the tilapia

Wash and pat dry the fillets and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients together and mix well. Add the fish and coat it thoroughly with the mixture.

Heat a large cast-iron or heavy pan over high heat. Add the fish and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately and spoon the salsa on top. 


Calories per serving:

305 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 17g 26%
  • Carbs 5g 2%
  • Saturated 3g 15%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 35g 70%
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28%
  • Sodium 1,197mg 50%
  • Calcium 47mg 5%
  • Magnesium 58mg 14%
  • Potassium 640mg 18%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 309mg 44%
  • Vitamin A 46µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 17%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 6%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 48µg 12%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 45%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin K 24µg 30%
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