Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 large zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup pico de gallo
- Trim ends of zucchini. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into thin strands.
- Mix cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, smoked paprika, pepper and garlic powder; sprinkle generously onto both sides of tilapia. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook tilapia until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
- In same pan, cook zucchini with garlic over medium-high heat until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly with tongs (do not overcook). Sprinkle with remaining salt. Serve with tilapia and pico de gallo.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 203 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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Apr 14, 2019
Nice recipe for lighter fare! I didn't have smoked paprika, so I used Hungarian, and it worked just fine. I love that it takes almost no time to pull everything together for quick and easy meal!
Oct 31, 2017
I like this recipe
Jul 10, 2017
This is a tasty, light meal. I made it lighter by using a pan which doesn't require any oils or cooking spray. I also added a bit more flavor to the noodles by sprinkling with additional cumin, black pepper and adding some chopped cilantro at the end.