Zesty Summer Tilapia

Zesty Summer Tilapia
Zesty Summer Tilapia

Tim McGeever

Zesty Summer Tilapia

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:

554 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber

Daily value:



  • Fat 21g 33%
  • Carbs 50g 17%
  • Saturated 9g 43%
  • Fiber 8g 33%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 46g 93%
  • Cholesterol 135mg 45%
  • Sodium 1,680mg 70%
  • Calcium 244mg 24%
  • Magnesium 96mg 24%
  • Potassium 1,197mg 34%
  • Iron 4mg 19%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 502mg 72%
  • Vitamin A 869µg 97%
  • Vitamin C 98mg 164%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 19%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 30%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 40%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 35%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 61µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 54%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 25µg 31%
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