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Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

This baked tilapia is perfectly crunchy. Dip it in the fresh lime mayo for a burst of bright citrus flavor. —Leslie Palmer, Swampscott, Massachusetts
Crunchy Oven-Baked Tilapia Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, lime juice and zest, salt, onion powder and pepper. Spread mayonnaise mixture over fish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs; spritz with cooking spray.
  2. Bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 186 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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