Zesty Summer Tilapia

Zesty Summer Tilapia
Tim McGeever


For the spicy blueberry coleslaw

  •   One 14-ounce bag shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 Cup  nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons  spicy brown mustard
  • 1  Tablespoon  your favorite hot sauce
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1 Cup  fresh blueberries

For the tilapia

  •   Two 6-ounce tilapia fillets
  •   Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons  melted butter
  • 1 Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  crushed red pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon  oregano

This summer dish is light and refreshing with a pinch of heat. Combining the tang of lime, the bite of red pepper,  the sweetness of blueberry, and the attitude of your favorite hot sauce, this meal delivers a spicy kick without losing its cool. Not to mention, it's super easy to create. 

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For the spicy blueberry coleslaw

Empty the bag of coleslaw mix into a large bowl. Add Greek yogurt, spicy brown mustard, hot sauce, and fresh lime juice. Mix well and plenty. Add the crushed red pepper, sugar, and blueberries. Mix some more! Once the ingredients are evenly distributed, place into the refrigerator to chill.

For the tilapia

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Rinse the tilapia fillets in cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel. Place the fillets in a shallow baking pan. Squeeze the fresh lime juice over the tilapia (half a lime per fillet). Next, pour the melted butter on top. Season with the black pepper, salt, crushed red pepper, and oregano. Place into the oven and bake until the fillets flake easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.

Serve beside a heaping spoonful of the chilled, spicy blueberry coleslaw and dig in!


Calories per serving:

602 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Gluten Free, Wheat Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 41g 64%
  • Carbs 96g 32%
  • Saturated 17g 84%
  • Fiber 16g 63%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Monounsaturated 9g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 123g 245%
  • Cholesterol 274mg 91%
  • Sodium 3,848mg 160%
  • Calcium 376mg 38%
  • Magnesium 215mg 54%
  • Potassium 2,599mg 74%
  • Iron 7mg 38%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 850mg 121%
  • Vitamin A 1,672µg 186%
  • Vitamin C 202mg 336%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 36%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 152%
  • Niacin (B3) 16mg 80%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 63%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 111µg 28%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 92%
  • Vitamin D 11µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 47µg 59%
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