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Spiced Tilapia Fillets
confetti slaw

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Spiced tilapia fillets are served over a crunchy confetti slaw that is seasoned with lime juice - perfect for summer!
Smarts: If you have a food processor with a shredder attachment, use it for extra-quick slaw prep. This video will teach you how to use it.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Spiced Tilapia:
  • Tilapia (sub cod or other white fish) - 4 fillets
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Confetti Slaw with Cilantro and Lime:
  • Napa cabbage (sub coleslaw mix) - 4 oz, thinly sliced
  • Carrots, medium - 2, grated / shredded
  • Cucumbers, medium - 1, matchsticks
  • Radishes - 5, thinly sliced
  • Jalapenos - 1, seeds removed, chopped
  • Cilantro, fresh - 1/2 bunch, chopped
  • Limes, juice - 2
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Pumpkin seeds (pepita) - 1/2 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make slaw - Cabbage / Carrots / Cucumbers / Radishes / Jalapenos / Cilantro - Prep as directed. Toss with lime juice, honey and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Prep tilapia - Rinse fish and pat dry. Season with cumin, chili powder and some salt and pepper.

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Make

  1. Turn on your oven’s broiler and place an oven rack about 6 inches (15 cm) below it. Line broiler pan with foil and brush with cooking oil. Place tilapia on foil skin-side down and broil until cooked through ~3 to 4 minutes (more or less depending on the thickness of the fish). Watch it closely near the end to make sure it doesn't overcook.
  2. While fish is cooking, toss slaw and drain any extra liquid from the bottom of the bowl. Season with some salt and pepper. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over top.
  3. Serve tilapia over confetti slaw. Finish with hot sauce if you like a little extra spice!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (119)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (9)

54 reviews

Loved the salsa and slaw, but I think next time I'll use seasoned soy crumbles instead of the grilled veggies. Just didn't taste like a "taco."

By: Monica
Posted: Feb 26, 2018
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I think it would have been better if the grocery list had worked properly. It left off the cabbage, so I didn't have the ingredient to make the slaw.

By: Tyler
Posted: Aug 27, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made this while on vacation- simple and delicious!

By: Maegan
Posted: Apr 02, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the slaw and salsa. Will use another white fish (not tilapia). Needs to broil 3-4 min on EACH side.

By: Kate
Posted: Jan 22, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Yum!

By: Jose
Posted: Aug 20, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was surprisingly tasty! I was worried it wouldn't be as good because there wasn't anything "creamy" (like sour cream) to hold it together, and the flavors seemed a little too simple, and the fish too deceptively straightforward to make....BUT somehow, it all came togther in a very flavorful way! I was relieved, because we were having people over for dinner, and they liked it! :)

By: Irena
Posted: Aug 16, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful