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Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa

My daughter came to visit and made a scrumptious recipe she found on Allrecipes. It is really easy, so we are sharing it with you! The light and mellow fish combined with a tart and slightly spicy and fresh mango salsa is an amazingly healthy and delicious meal; give it a try soon.

Tilapia with Mango Salsa


For Tilapia

1/3 cup olive oil

1 Tbl. lemn juice

1 Tbl. minced fresh parsley

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

24 oz. tilapia  

For Salsa

1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

1/4-1/2 medium red onion, minced

1 Tbl. cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

2 Tbl. lime juice

1 tbl. lemon juice salt and pepper to taste


Into a gallon resealable bag, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, pepper and salt and squish it together well. Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 1Add in the tilapia and coat with the mixture. Squeeze out excess air, seal the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.  Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 2Prepare the mango salsa by chopping up the bell pepper and onion.   Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 3

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 4When chopping up the jalapeno, use disposable gloves as the oils from the pepper can burn your eyes if you touch your face afterwards. Take out the seeds, which is where all the heat is.   Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 5

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 6Mince the pepper very fine.  Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 7

Chop the cilantro leaves discard the stems.Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 8Cut the mango off either side of the pit.Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 9

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 10Scoop out of the skin and chop small.  Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 11

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 12

In a bowl combine all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.   Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 13

Tilapia with Fresh Mango Salsa 14You can either preheat an oven to 350 degrees or an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove the tilapia from the marinade and either:       Place on a foil lined baking pan and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish; until it flakes and is cooked through.  OR Grill until the fillets are no longer translucent in the center and flakes easily with a fork, 3-4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. Serve the cooked fish with the mango salsa.

Recipe from allrecipes. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2015

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  • Tasha says:

    We, (or should I say they since I don’t eat fish) just had tilapia for dinner last night. My family absolutely loves it. I will try this recipe next time and see how well they like it.

  • Diane Roark says:


    I love tilapia but have never thought of adding salsa to it. You salsa looks sweet and hot which is my favorite flavors. YUM! I would love it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • CD Loken says:

    Oh my, Carrie! This looks so YUMMY! I LOVE tilapia, and I’m always looking for new ways to ‘spice’ it up! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Audrey says:

    The salsa would be wonderful on anything, or nothing but a spoon too.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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