Tilapia with Cucumber Relish Recipe
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Tilapia with Cucumber Relish Recipe

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In Wyandotte, Michigan, Mary VanHollebeke found a recipe that lures even landlubbers to her fish suppers. "I spotted this easy entree on a recipe card in my local fish market," she reports. "Although my husband isn't big on fish, he enjoys this mild-tasting tilapia." The relish adds garden-fresh flavor and pretty color to the lightly browned fillets.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped radishes
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 181 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cucumber and radishes. In another small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and sugar. Pour over cucumber mixture; toss to coat evenly. Combine paprika and remaining salt and pepper; sprinkle over fillets.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, melt butter. Add fish; cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with cucumber relish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tilapia with Cucumber Relish in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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cryophallion User ID: 4408014 144076
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"We seriously love this recipe! It's become my favorite way to prepare tilapia and it's so simple to make. Even my 5 and 2 year old boys love it!"

Cast2 User ID: 6228322 128149
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"We loved it! We made extra cucumber

And radish with the vinegar and had it instead of rice."

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