Roasted Greek Tilapia with Garlic Tahini Sauce
and cucumber, tomato, and olive salad
- Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Tilapia - 1 1/2 lbs
- Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
- Lemons - 1, wedges
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Mint - 6 leaves, finely chopped
- Tahini - 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice - 1 tsp
- Onions, medium red - 1/4, diced
- Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 1/2 cups, halved
- Cucumbers - 12 oz, diced
- Olives, any pre-sliced variety - 1 cup
- Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 tsp
- Oil, olive - 2 tsp
- Baby spinach - 5 oz
- Make seasoning for fish - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Combine oregano, paprika, salt, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Onions / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Mint - Chop mint. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make garlic tahini sauce - Combine garlic, mint, tahini, and lemon juice. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Fish - Rinse and pat dry. Place in a baking dish and drizzle olive oil (portion for tilapia) over top. Sprinkle seasoning over fish.
- Lemons / Tomatoes / Cucumbers - Prep as directed. Store lemon wedges in one container. Combine tomatoes and cucumbers in another container.
- Make salad - Combine tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, vinegar, and olive oil (portion for salad). Season with some salt and pepper.
- Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
- Transfer baking dish with fish to heated oven. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes (depending on thickness).
- When fish is nearly finished cooking, whisk sauce. Taste sauce and add some more lemon juice, salt, or pepper.
- Toss cucumber and tomato mixture (including any liquid that has accumulated - this will serve as dressing for the salad) with baby spinach.
- Squeeze half the lemon wedges over the fish. Serve fish with sauce on top and salad and extra lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!
This was delicious! The tzatziki and tomato/cucumber combo accented the nicely seasoned fish well. We replaced tilapia with halibut and I added some sour cream and dill to the tzatziki for more of a texture and flavor that I like. For the salsa, I went easy on the cukes to match tomato ratio and it still made too much.1 Helpful
This was delicious! We don't like fish, so we did the vegetarian version and used dairy free yogurt. I cut the amount of cucumber in half and still thought there was WAY too much, and that there should have been more onion, but I think that's just my personal preference. Overall super tasty!0 Helpful
This was just ok. We used cod, since we couldn’t get tilapia, and we subbed the dairy for dairy free alternatives. The salad was delicious though! And really, everything was good by itself. I just felt like there wasn’t a good balance of texture, so everything felt soft. It definitely needed a crunchy aspect.0 Helpful
Great spiced chickpeas! Could also sub naan, pita or other flatbreads, if that’s what folks have on hand. Everyone ate it happily! We added some cherries on the size.0 Helpful
I was pretty underwhelmed by this. The proportions for the salsa, we felt, made WAY too much of it, and the whole ensemble together was just okay. We added feta and salad peppers, which helped, but I still think I'd skip it next time, or use meatier fish (such as cod). The tilapia just didn't seem substantial enough.0 Helpful
Loved this!!0 Helpful
Used flounder. Cooked up fast and a great dinner for a hot day!0 Helpful