Tilapia with Tomato-Orange Relish Recipe
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Tilapia with Tomato-Orange Relish Recipe

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The mild flavor and tender texture of tilapia goes beautifully with this colorful, garden-fresh relish. It makes a big impression with little effort. —Helen Conwell, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, sectioned and chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 8 teaspoons relish equals 219 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 381 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place fish in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the lemon pepper. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, orange, onion, capers, brown sugar, vinegar and remaining salt. Serve with fish. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tilapia with Tomato-Orange Relish in Country Woman December/January 2010, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I was a little unsure of this recipe. Tomatoes, onions and oranges just don't seem to go together, or so I thought. This is a great recipe. The seasoning on the fish is perfect. I cut down on the butter by half. The relish goes together quickly and completes the dish."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"made it for supper tonight, my husband who doesn't care for fish, just loved it, the relish is what makes it so tasty. Will definitely do again."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"This sounds delicious. I would skip the butter for an even healthier version. I have found that just putting seasoned tilapia fillets in a lightly greased (or sprayed) 13 x 9 pan, and baking at 375 degrees for 15 minutes works great without the added fat. (Of course, butter DOES taste great, however.) :)"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"This recipe is great. My family really loves it. We have this about once a week. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"love the relish - so fresh tasting. i used it on basa fillets - will use it on other white fish in the future as well."

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