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Spicy Lime Tilapia

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Spicy Lime Tilapia! This zesty and nutritious dish features tender tilapia fillets, sautéed baby spinach, and asparagus, all brought together with a kick of red pepper flakes and a burst of lime. Get ready to excite your taste buds with this easy-to-make recipe that is sure to impress!


Serving Suggestions/Tips:


Pair this Spicy Lime Tilapia with steamed rice or quinoa for a complete meal.

Serve it alongside a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables for added texture and color.

For a vibrant presentation, garnish with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro or parsley.

Adjust the spice level by increasing or decreasing the amount of red pepper flakes according to your preference.

Enjoy this dish as a light and flavorful lunch or dinner option.



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  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

  • 2 cups lightly packed baby spinach

  • 12 asparagus tips

  • 2 tilapia fillets (3 to 4 oz each)

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 2 lime quarters

  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

  2. Add the red pepper flakes and sauté for about 1 minute to infuse the oil with the spice.

  3. Add the baby spinach and asparagus tips to the skillet. Sauté until the spinach wilts and the asparagus are slightly tender, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set them aside.

  4. Season the tilapia fillets with salt and pepper on both sides.

  5. In the same skillet, add the tilapia fillets and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and easily flakes with a fork.

  6. Place the cooked fish on a plate and top it with the sautéed spinach and asparagus.

  7. Sprinkle the sliced scallions over the fish and vegetables.

  8. Squeeze the lime quarters over the dish to add a fresh citrus flavor.

  9. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

  10. Serve the Spicy Lime Tilapia immediately and enjoy!


average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes, recipe ratings

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