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Roasted Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa
with spinach salad

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
A flavorful almond meal mixture gives this fish a golden crust that is a great contrast to the naturally sweet pineapple salsa served on top.
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Ingredients

Metric
Servings:
4
Roasted Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa:
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Pineapple, canned or fresh - 1 1/2 cups
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Tilapia - 4 filets
  • Foil - for baking
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Almond meal - 2/3 cup
  • Limes - 1/2, wedges
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp, chopped
Spinach Salad with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Pepitas:
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, chopped
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Spinach, baby - 5 oz
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Jalapenos / Shallots - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make pineapple salsa - If using canned pineapple, drain and rinse. If using fresh, chop. Combine with jalapenos, shallots, and lime juice. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Fish - Rinse and pat dry.
  4. Tomatoes / Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C degrees.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil and brush with some oil. Spread fish out in a single layer.
  3. Melt butter and combine with salt, garlic powder, and almond meal. Gently press almond meal crust onto fish.
  4. Bake fish until cooked through, 9 to 11 minutes.
  5. While fish is baking, in a large mixing bowl whisk together mustard, vinegar, and paprika. Add oil while whisking. Top vinaigrette with tomatoes, avocados, spinach, and pepitas. Wait to toss until right before serving.
  6. Slice limes into wedges and chop cilantro.
  7. Serve fish with pineapple salsa and cilantro on top and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy with salad.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (42)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (5)
Vegetarian (8)

25 reviews

*Vegetarian/gluten free review* Great meal, enjoyed by all. Be sure to adjust the spice level of the yogurt sauce for those dining with you - it sits at about a 3+ on a scale of 5 as directed. Also be aware of how fast the hearts of palm cool once removed from the oven. Serve quickly! Made this once before, it was ok. This time is was sure to remove the soft parts of the palm before breading and baking and it made a WORLD of difference. I've been instructed to make this particular meal once a week now. Thank you Cook Smarts!!!!

By: Dustin
Posted: Jan 14, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This was great. The salad could have been a little more flavorful. I would try more vinegar or balsamic instead next time.

By: Judith
Posted: Feb 27, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I loved this!

By: Jenna
Posted: Aug 08, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

added more taco fixings (avocado, cilantro) which really helped, liked the texture of the hearts of palm

By: Sarah
Posted: Jul 12, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Thought the whole thing was pretty bland. Yogurt dressing helped, but the slaw and fish could have been more flavorful. Salad was ok, but a little too heavy on the mustard flavor for my taste. I love fish tacos, and several other online recipes I've tried were better than this. Best thing about it is that it was fast and easy to make and pretty healthy.

By: Christine
Posted: Jul 02, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Solid. Breaded fish very tasty!

By: Felice
Posted: Jun 30, 2018
Diet: Original
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