Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa

Naomi Witzke 17

"Don't let the list of ingredients fool you: this is super-easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer--both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch."
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1 h 55 m servings 634 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 634 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 40.2 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 36.3 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 697 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the tilapia fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Prepare the mango salsa by combining the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Serve the tilapia topped with mango salsa.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


  1. 757 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This was delicous! I started marinading the fish just a couple hours ahead of time. Then I put the two fillets in a 9x9 pan, drizzled most of the marinade over the top, and then baked it in the...

Most helpful critical review

Made the Mango Salsa only for my fish tacos. Everyone enjoyed it.

This was delicous! I started marinading the fish just a couple hours ahead of time. Then I put the two fillets in a 9x9 pan, drizzled most of the marinade over the top, and then baked it in the...

Great Recipe! I was in a hurry so I pulled out my George Foreman. I set the temp @ 300 & grilled the Tilapia Fillets for 9 minutes. They turned out great! The Mango Salsa adds just the right tou...

Yummy! A little messy but worth it. I used JDPOP's advice and accompanied this with the Herbed Rice and Black Beans. Great meal.

This made for a light refreshing dinner. I did add extra jalapeno. I served with herbed rice and steamed asparagus. I almost didn't make it when I saw the calorie and fat content. This must b...

Very easy and very tasty! My husband and I both cleared our plates. I rested the tilapia on a bed of long grain rice that was salted, peppered, with a splash of lemon. I can't wait to make aga...

AWESOME Taste! But beware, I used a charcoal grill and my marinated fish caused the charcoal to flame up more than once! I only used the ingredients listed to grill, so be careful. To prevent...

This is very good and I personally prefer to make the salsa a day ahead of time to let the flavors merge.

Excellent recipe, made it with strawberries. My family loved it. Will definitely serve this again.

I actually made this recipe on a camping trip over a fire - that's how easy it is. My husband and I loved it. This was the first time we tried mango salsa. Excellent meal as is - made no changes...