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Cajun Tilapia
with tangy slaw / roasted Cajun cauliflower

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

A inspired spice blend adds big flavor to tilapia in this fresh and flavorful weeknight meal. Tangy slaw is a cool counterpoint to the warm fish and roasted Cauliflower that round out the dish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Cajun Taco Spice Mix:
  • Cajun seasoning - 2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Roasted Cajun Cauliflower:
  • Cauliflower, medium - 1 head, florets
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Cajun Taco Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
Cajun Tilapia:
  • Coleslaw mix - 5 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Tilapia - 1 lb (sub any white fish)
  • Cajun Taco Spice Mix (ingredients listed separately) - 2 1/2 tsp
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine Cajun seasoning, chili powder, cumin, salt, coriander, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cauliflower - Chop cauliflower into florets. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make slaw - Toss coleslaw mix with first part of cooking oil and lime juice (portion for the slaw). (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Tilapia - Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Season with Cajun taco spice mix (portion for the tacos). Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or brush with some oil. Place fish in baking dish.
  5. Avocados / Cilantro - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss cauliflower with olive oil. Add Cajun taco spice mix (portion for the cauliflower). Spread cauliflower out on a sheet pan (use two pans if needed to prevent crowding) and roast until golden brown and tender, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. When cauliflower is nearly finished, transfer tilapia to oven and cook until it flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness).
  4. Squeeze lime juice (portion for the cauliflower) over cauliflower.
  5. Add avocados and cilantro to slaw. Season with some salt. Toss gently to combine.
  6. Serve fish with slaw. Enjoy cauliflower on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (109)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (14)

45 reviews

I found this to be somewhat bland. As a leftover, I added a sriracha-mayo and enjoyed it much more.

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was so delicious!! Super easy and quick to make after a long day of work!

By: Kelly
Posted: May 31, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Next time I’ll add some kind of sauce to give it a wee more juice.

By: Shayna
Posted: Apr 12, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yes, definitely a favorite!

By: Christine
Posted: Apr 07, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Aw hell yeah.

By: Jenna
Posted: Mar 20, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really liked the tacos! Like others, I expected more of the slaw but it was alright as a veg filler. The roasted cauliflower was really meh. I didn't want to finish it. :/

By: Shelby
Posted: Mar 03, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful