Crispy Honey Lime Tilapia

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.9
  • Total Fat: 16.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.0 mg
  • Sodium: 60.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 22.2 g

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A nice simple summer treat! Crispy, sweet and delish! I got this recipe from How Sweet it is! A nice simple summer treat! Crispy, sweet and delish! I got this recipe from How Sweet it is!
Number of Servings: 4


    4 fresh (or thawed) tilapia filets
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 teaspoon lime zest
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/3 cup flour [I used whole wheat pastry]
    2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
    additional honey + lime zest mixed for drizzling

    Optional - Calories not included with this recipe.

    Blueberry Lime Salsa

    inspired by American Spoon

    makes about 1 1/2 cups

    1 cup fresh blueberries

    5 medium strawberries

    1/4 red onion

    1 teaspoon lime zest

    juice of two limes

    1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

    1/2 avocado, chopped

    salt and pepper to taste

    Combine blueberries, strawberries, onion, lime zest, juice and cilantro in a food processor or blender and pulse. The consistency is up to you but I like to leave mine a bit chunky, so I only pulse it about 5-6 times. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired. Scrape salsa into a bowl and fold in chopped avocado. Serve with pita or corn chips, or on top of fish or chicken.


60 minutes before cooking,season tilapia filets with salt and pepper then lay in a baking dish or into a large ziplock bag.

In a bowl, combine olive oil, honey, lime juice and zest, and crushed garlic and whisk until combined. Pour over tilapia and let marinate for an hour.

Add flour [+ a bit more salt, pepper, and lime zest] to a bowl and set aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet (or a non-stick skillet) over medium-high heat and add olive oil.

Dredge each piece of tilapia through the flour until you have a very light coating. Making sure the pan is hot, add tilapia to the oil and cook until flaky and crispy on each side about 3-4 minutes per side.

Remove tilapia from pan and let drain on a paper towel for a few minutes. Serve with an additional drizzle of lime + honey, then cover in blueberry lime salsa.

Serving Size: 4 -4 oz pieces

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELBSYD.

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