Tilapia Pitas

Tilapia Pitas


"Tilapia Pita - say it ten times real fast. A delightful light meal. Excellent for weekend afternoon gatherings, and aesthetically pleasing, too! Feel free to experiment with the seasonings and sauce ingredients to match your personal tastes."
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37 m servings 253 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

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. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Italian dressing, feta cheese and anchovies. Season with cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Mix until well blended, then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the tilapia fillets in the skillet, and season with lemon pepper, salt and cayenne. Fry until browned on each side, and fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Warm pita breads in the toaster or in the microwave to soften. Open from the cut side to make pockets. Fill pita bread halves with lettuce, onion, and tilapia fillets, then spoon in some of the feta cheese sauce. Serve and enjoy!


  1. 104 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

In a word...yum! I switched the recipe up just a little bit by lightly breading the tilapia with homemade bread crumbs for a nice crunch. I served the fish "soft taco" style in a flour tortilla...

Most helpful critical review

Was good, but have to say that I didn't like as much as I expected. I was a little nervous about the anchovy, but decided to give it a shot. It actually added a nice flavor that wasn't super d...

In a word...yum! I switched the recipe up just a little bit by lightly breading the tilapia with homemade bread crumbs for a nice crunch. I served the fish "soft taco" style in a flour tortilla...

Knowing how bland it can be, I sprinkled the tilapia with lemon pepper and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. Husband enjoyed them, and particularly loved the feta sauce (he doesn't like ...

This was awesome! I did substitute diced cucumber for the lettuce, and it was so good that way, I can't imagine it being quite as good without. Still, what a great recipe, I am so glad to find...

We love fish tacos, so decided to try this easy and healthy recipe. It is an easy dinner to make. I was pleasantly surprised by the sauce. The fish was ok. Tilapia can be a little bland if not ...

We LOVE tilapia and I agree that this was a very quick and easy dish. My husband couldn't get over the sauce, he raved. But neither of us have ever preferred the taste of mayo so i substituted l...

My family loved this recipe. We made one change by adding chopped red bell pepper.

Very good recipe, but I made a few changes, and it was delicious. 1) I didn't add salt in the sauce (feta cheese is already salty) 2) I've added 1 teaspoon of oregano in the sauce as well 1 teas...

WOW!!! This is soooo great! My husband and I have made this at least a dozen times since we came across the recipe about two months ago. We use butter lettuce in the pita and the flavors toge...

i was actually looking for a fried tilapia recipe. i sprinkled mrs. dash southwest chipolte with dredged in cornmeal for some crunch. made the sauce without the cheese, used a balsamic light vi...