Cilantro Lime Tilapia

Happy Tuesday Blog Friends! My consumption of lime and cilantro is seriously out of hand! I think I’m edging dangerously close to the need for an intervention!!!

Earlier today I decided to make cilantro lime marinated tilapia for dinner and luckily I remembered to document the super easy process!!! (Blog fail/slack that Katie)

So with minimal time, effort and ingredients you can whip up a tasty healthy dinner and knock a fish serving off the must eat list for the week! I used Tilapia but this would also work on cod, halibut, salmon, etc.

1 cup cilantro leaves
Juice and zest from 2 large limes
1 garlic clove
Fresh jalapeño – base amount on how much kick you want your fish to have
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
Fish of choice -This amount of marinade will work for 4 filets of fish as well.


Place filets in a shallow baking dish and dust with salt and pepper. Zest limes directly over fish. Set aside.

In a mini food processor, Magic bullet or blender place cilantro, lime, jalapeño, olive oil and blend until combine.

Pour over fish and place in refrigerator to marinade for a few hours.


Bake covered in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


I hope you enjoy this recipe, it’s fresh, easy, healthy and filling. Plus it’s a pretty color! I promise to lay off the cilantro lime inspired recipes.

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