Southwest Grilled Tilapia Salads
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 2
These southwest tilapia salads are ready in 20 minutes, making for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner!
  • 2 Tilapia filets
  • ½ tsp each- Chili & garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp each- Cayenne powder & cumin
  • ⅔ cup brown rice, dry
  • ½ of a lime
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
  • ¼ sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 cups lettuce, chopped
  • ¼ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • ½ an avocado
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat grill to medium high heat
  2. Combine spices and sprinkle onto tilapia filets
  3. Spray aluminum foil with non-stick spray, place each filet onto a piece of foil and fold to create a packet for each
  4. Skewer sweet onion slices onto a kebab stick
  5. Place both fish and onion onto grill for 10-15 minutes, turning onions halfway through
  6. Meanwhile, cook brown rice in a stovetop pot according to package directions, adding in juice from the lime. Stir in 2 tbsp cilantro when just about done cooking
  7. Assemble salads as follows: divide lettuce evenly and from left to right place one half of the following on each: Greek yogurt, avocado, sweet onion, red onion, rice, salsa, and ending with one full tilapia filet each. Top with remaining cilantro. Add a dash of salt and pepper if desired.
  8. Dig in!
This recipe can easily be multiplied for more than 2 servings, or divided in half to simply make one
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 salad Calories: 362 Fat: 10.5g Carbohydrates: 38.3g Protein: 31g
Recipe by Colleen Christensen Nutrition at