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Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa and Tomato-Avocado Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet, 1 cup salad, and 1/4 cup salsa)
For a quick-cooking, light meal, serve your family Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa and Tomato-Avocado Salad. Double the pineapple salsa, and use it to top salads, tacos, or grilled steak or chicken during the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 peeled ripe avocado, cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

Nutrition Information

  • calories 342
  • fat 17.2 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 10.7 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 36 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 461 mg
  • calcium 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine pineapple, chopped red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

  2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, sliced red onion, basil, tomato, avocado, and 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, and chipotle chile powder. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Spoon pineapple salsa over fish. Serve with tomato and avocado salad.

Cook's Notes

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