Tex-Mex Tilapia

Tex-Mex Tilapia

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"This light, white fish is marinated with olive oil and lime juice and then pan-fried with tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro until just done. It's quick, easy, and amazing!"

Ingredients 1 h 28 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 225 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Lay tilapia fillets in a glass baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice evenly over the fish. Season with salt and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Transfer tilapia to a non-stick skillet and pour the lime juice mixture over the fish. Scatter the tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro over the fillets. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side.
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Reviews 37

  1. 49 Ratings


Yum! This was fast, easy and very good. My hubby kept raving. Didn't have fresh jalapenos on hand so I subbed 1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilis drained and 1 large fresh tomato. It would be even better with all fresh ingredients. Served with cilantro brown rice, white corn and a southwestern salad.

Indiana Kate

I modified it for the grill, and it was really really good!! I also added in more vegetables that I like. It was very spicy also, so I wouldn't necessarily feed this to kids.


My family did not like this dish at all. Followed the recipe exactly. They love the broiled parmesan tilapia recipe from here so guess I will stick with it!