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Tilapia with Grapefruit Salsa

 Tilapia with Grapefruit Salsa
Not only is tilapia a tender and attractive fish, but it’s a snap to find these fillets in single serving sizes. This Test Kitchen favorite is draped in a spicy grapefruit salsa.
2 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.


  • 1/3 cup unsweetened grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated grapefruit peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped pink grapefruit sections
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  • For marinade, in a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients.
  • Set aside 1 tablespoon. Place tilapia in a large resealable plastic
  • bag; add remaining marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate
  • for 1 hour.
  • For the salsa, in a small bowl, combine the beans, grapefruit
  • sections, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and reserved marinade. Cover and
  • refrigerate until serving.
  • Drain and discard marinade. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook

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Tilapia with Grapefruit Salsa (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tilapia in butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes
  • easily with a fork. Serve with salsa. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa equals 264 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 369 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.