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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)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Grill fish, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes on each side. 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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