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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.8
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 126.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 25.9 g

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Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes

Submitted by: LOVE2COOK
Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes

Introduction

Light and luscious, this simple baked tilapia recipe is just right for your appetite. Light and luscious, this simple baked tilapia recipe is just right for your appetite.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 (4-ounce) tilapia fillet
    1 tsp olive oil
    juice from half a lime
    Garlic/garlic powder (optional)
    1/2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup cooked spinach
    1/4 cup chopped fresh tomatoes

Tips

We love this dinner served with asparagus.


Directions

Preheat the broiler.
Brush tilapia with olive oil.
Squeeze on lime juice, then sprinkle with (optional) garlic powder and cilantro.
Broil in oven 6 inches from heat, about 5-7 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork
While tilapia is broiling, place spinach in microwave safe dish.
Toss with garlic powder or minced garlic (optional).
Cook according to package directions.
Keep covered and warm until fillets are done.
Spoon cooked spinach on a plate, place fish over spinach, top with chopped tomatoes.
Serve with herb bread if desired.
Recipe is for an individual serving; multiply recipe by the number of desired servings. (Works as a dinner for one or 12!)





TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

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  • Good
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    This was quite good and different than any other way I have made fish. I used fresh spinach and sauteed it with the garlic and was pleasantly surprised at the flavor of this simple combination. I will definetely do that one again. Also I will be making the fish again. - 3/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe! I did change it by putting the parmesan directly on the fish, topped it w/the cilantro (I didn't have any tomatoes). I substituted the spinach for stir-fried bok choy with a tsp of olive oil and served it w/a side of w/w couscous (w/dried cranberries and grapes). - 7/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    This dish was delicious. The whole family loved it. I put the tomatoes and parm cheese on for the last couple of minutes of cooking and that worked wonderfully. Will definitely make this again and again. - 7/18/09

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  • Very Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Even my kids ate it! It was light and refreshing. I served it with brown rice on the side. I did use more lime than asked for. I will definitely make this again! - 3/23/07

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I add more lime too and skip the spinach. Instead I put fish over a layer of pica de gallo. Yum - 3/22/07

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  • 12 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Spinach? Tomatoes? Parmesan cheese? I see white fish with some parsley & a lemon on it. The picture says a 1000 words. It is how most people judge whether a recipe is good enough to eat. When the picture differs, it is hard to judge. Not rated as I have not tried it. - 7/21/12

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Another delightful meal thanks to Sparkrecipes. I used fresh salsa since that was available. I added more lime than called for at other members suggestion. It turned out beautifully and looked fancy. A keeper for those formal dinners were I'm trying to impress guests. - 2/4/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe the first time around as directed and it was good enough to try again. Second time through I added more lime and it was amazing! The entire family enjoyed it! - 3/14/07

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This dish is delicious but I had to spice it up. I added fresh garlic, fresh pepper and intalian herbs and was so much better. I will try this recipe again. - 10/4/09

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this receipe and liked it fairly well. I think next time I will use more lime juice & less cilantro. Also, I will add the tomatoes before cooking. - 8/9/07

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  • Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is a nice, light dinner. I suggest serving it over brown rice, add a little more lime juice and cook the tomatoes first to enhance the flavors. - 3/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Easy and delicious. I have used this recipe with flounder and salmon as well as Tilapia. I seasoned with salt and pepper and used fresh garlic instead of powdered. Yum! - 1/22/10

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  • O.K.
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Found the talapia bland. But maybe because I used an Italian 2% 3 cheese blend instead of just parmesean. Also added the tomatoes & cheese for last 3 minutes. Also it took 10-12 min of broiling and my filets were small. - 2/4/09

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  • O.K.
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Ok use for tilapia. Would recommend more lime juice, and adding the tomatoes before broiling. - 3/11/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed the flavor and the freshness of this recipe. I used fresh, raw spinach instead of cooked, too. Even my kids ages 6,4, and 2 liked it pretty well. Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe! - 3/7/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I love this and will definetly make it again. - 6/29/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used salsa instead of the tomatoes and enjoyed it! I'll use the leftover tilapia in some fish tacos tomorrow. - 11/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, I used fresh spinich and sauteed it. I also tossed the tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. - 9/30/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    garlic was added and I used fresh spinach and also fresh basil. This is simple and a great basic recipe. You can use this base for almost any shellfish or seafood as well. What ever is on sale. Please use common sense when using any fish item/seafood or shell fish. - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Looks very quick and easy. I love new ways to cook fish, and I love the calorie count! - 7/19/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love citrus and always use lemon with fish but had never tried lime and cilantro. Every other ingredient in this recipe is one I love! - 7/5/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe, but my husband found it a little bland. Next time I'll use more lime juice as suggested. Also tastes good on catfish. - 6/6/07

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, I actually tried it with Halibut, came out great! - 3/27/07

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  • Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Be sure to get Tilapia farmed in the USA, grown in environmentally healthy systems. Chinese Tilapia is often raised in unhealthy conditions that can compromise the quality of the fish and adversely affect the environment. - 6/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was a very tasty and fulfilling meal. I've cooked it in bulk so I can have a quick meal without the guilt. Delicious! I love the lime and cilantro combo on this clean, low-fat fish. - 1/11/10

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