Baked Southwestern Tilapia

This takes the mild flavor of Tilapia and transforms it into a spicy Southwestern treat.

Baked Southwestern Tilapia

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided (for 3 tenderloin fillets I only used 1/2 teaspoon oil on the fish)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of tilapia.
  2. Coat a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the oil (or use olive oil spray which is what I did.) Arrange tilapia in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle tilapia with the remaining tablespoon of oil (I only used 1/2 teaspoon for 3 fillets and it was plenty) and bake until golden brown and flesh begins to flake, 7 to 9 minutes. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving (180.36g-wt.): 230 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 34g protein, 1g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 85mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium

Old WWP 5 / New WWPP 6

Adapted from Whole Foods


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