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Grilled Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa

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 (2 cups salsa)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Mix oil and remaining lime juice; drizzle over fillets. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining salt.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • xlsalbums
    May 30, 2018

    A nice, simple dish. Very light. The pineapple added flavor.

  • katlaydee3
    Jan 20, 2017

    I thought this was okay but not great. I was that it had more flavor.

  • WillsonNickeson
    May 17, 2014

    it looks so delicious i will try it

  • kaisha
    Jul 8, 2012

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  • dianna94
    May 26, 2011

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  • aug2295
    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
    Jan 28, 2010

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

  • pirkl67
    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!

  • rorser
    Jun 11, 2009

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    Jun 1, 2009

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