Zesty Summer Tilapia Recipe


Cal/Serving: 551
Daily Value: 28%
Servings: 2

Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
Vitamin A1311IU26%
Vitamin C107mg178%
Thiamin (B1)0mg19%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg17%
Niacin (B3)8mg39%
Vitamin B61mg31%
Folic Acid (B9)110µg28%
Vitamin B123µg45%
Vitamin D5µg1%
Vitamin E2mg9%
Vitamin K26µg33%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated6g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated4g0%
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Zesty Summer Tilapia
Tim McGeever

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 :

  • 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


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!

Recipe Details

Servings: 2
Total time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: American
Special Designations: Nut-free, Low-fat

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