Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa Recipe
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Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

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Years ago I found a grilled tilapia recipe in a seafood cookbook. The pineapple salsa with cilantro has a touch of spice and goes so well with the flaky, tender fish. —Beth Fleming, Downers Grove, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons lime juice, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 1/4 cup salsa : 131 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. For salsa, in a small bowl, combine pineapple, green onions, green pepper, cilantro, 4 teaspoons lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt and cayenne. Refrigerate until serving.
  2. Mix oil and remaining lime juice; drizzle over fillets. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill fish, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 8 servings (2 cups salsa).
Originally published as Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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WillsonNickeson User ID: 7460441 186361
Reviewed May. 17, 2014

"it looks so delicious i will try it"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 171336
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"The fish goes nicely with this light salsa. I left out the cayenne to make it for my kids. Excellent dish. Grilling the tilapia outside left no fish smell in my house which was a nice bonus."

ToyaLawson User ID: 4111960 211001
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I made tilapia dish for my family last night and they loved it."

pirkl67 User ID: 2139097 115288
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"I love this one. It's simple and light, yet very delicious. Pineapple was on sale at the grocery story yesterday. I immediatly thought of this recipe. I can't use the outside grill now but I broiled the fish in the oven and topped with the salsa and it was just as great as it was in the summer. I served over couscous. Yum!"

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