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Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Recipe
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Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

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“We aren’t big fish eaters, but a friend made this for us, and we couldn’t believe how wonderful it was! Now we eat it regularly. I love making it for guests because it’s simple, looks lovely and tastes restaurant-worthy.” Beth Cooper - Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons capers, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons basil, olive oil, garlic, capers and lemon peel; set aside 2 tablespoons for sauce. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Brush both sides of fillets with remaining vinaigrette.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Brush with reserved vinaigrette and sprinkle with remaining basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 206 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 398 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Grilled Tilapia with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette(6)

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

One word... WOW!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

We grilled the Tilipia by putting foil on the grill then spraying the foil. There was extra vinaigrette so I added to my cooked portion & it was good.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

My husband thought our tilapia filets were too delicate to put on the grill (they were under 6 oz each), so I broiled them. The recipe said I could do that, right? :-) I think grilling would be a much better option, and will make them that way next time. Also, I am very used to using bottled lemon juice and have never minded it before ... but somehow it really stood out as kind of bitter and sour in this recipe. So, next time I will also use fresh lemon juice. I watch enough cooking shows to know that I should allways use fresh lemon juice, but I get lazy sometimes. Still, a very enjoyable recipe. Thank you for submitting it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

Excellent, Easy, Entire family enjoyed it. Even made it camping. Healthy to boot.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

Super easy to make and very flavorful. I broiled versus grilled and it turned out great. Definitely a redo.

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