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Lime Tilapia with Crisp-Tender Peppers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Super adaptable tilapia takes on citrus notes with ease. Switch out peppers for mushrooms and you've got a whole new entree. —Janee Gragston, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lime Tilapia with Crisp-Tender Peppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 each medium sweet red, yellow and orange pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil


  1. Place fillets on a 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with lime juice; sprinkle with lime zest, salt and pepper. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and stir peppers in oil over medium heat until crisp-tender; stir in basil. Serve with tilapia.

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