Healthy Weight-Loss Recipes: Grilled Tilapia With Fruit Salsa

June 8, 2017

Grilled Tilapia

Yes, the list of ingredients for this meal might seem like a lengthy one, but don’t let that fool you. This is a rather easy-to-make (ready in 2 hours) and extremely healthy dish that will do wonders for both – your weight loss plan AND your taste buds!

Let’s get crackin’!


  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 large ripe mango (peeled, pitted and diced) + other fruit to taste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Step By Step Preparation

  1. Mix together following ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Once combined, pour into a re-sealable plastic bag.
  2. To marinate the fillets, put them into the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Prepare the fruit salsa by combining the following ingredients: mango (and other fruit), red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Toss well. Season to taste and refrigerate until serving.
  4. Preheat your grill for medium-high heat, and oil the grate lightly.
  5. Remove the tilapia fillets from the marinade and gill them until the fish meat flakes easily with a fork (approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side).
  6. Serve the tilapia topped with fruit salsa.
  7. Enjoy!

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