Tilapia {with Orange-Avocado salsa}

My best friend Jessica has become quite the domestic goddess these days and shared this recipe with me. It’s originally made with mahi mahi but Whole Foods was out of it. Tilapia worked perfectly. It’s a great fish to use with any recipe because it’s light and easily absorbs any flavor you add to it.

I served quinoa on the side and it paired very well with the fish, avocado, and citrus flavors.

Tilapia {with Orange-Avocado salsa}

For the fish:

  • 4 fillets tilapia
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2 tsp. smoked Spanish paprika

For the salsa:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • juice of half lemon

1) Segment the orange and cube the avocado. Mix in a bowl with the minced shallot and lemon juice. Let it sit while you get the fish on.

2) Pat dry the fish and rub down with olive oil. Smear in the salt and paprika to both sides. Cook until flaky in a pan on med-low heat. About 4-5 minutes for moderately sized fillets. The fish cooks up very fast so make sure you keep an eye on it!

3)  Spoon salsa atop the fish.

This dish has a wonderful balance of  textures and flavors; the smokiness from the paprika, the cool creamy avocado, the refreshing citrus flavors from the orange and lemon juice. It’s a little bit of sweet, salty, and spicy!

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  1. Looks amazing – can’t wait to try this one! xoxo.


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