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Tilapia Pitas Recipe
  • READY IN 37 mins

Tilapia Pitas

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"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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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    37 mins


  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!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2007

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 and left the anchovies out of the sauce. This meal was a real hit at my house and my visiting friend raved too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2010

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 dominant. If I were to make again, the one thing that I would change is the amount of Italian salad dressing. It definitely was the strongest tasting out of all the ingredients.

Jun 01, 2006

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 anchovies, so I didn't tell him they were in it). This was a great way to get some fish into our diet. Thanks!

Feb 01, 2011

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 a new way that we enjoy serving tilapia. I used naan instead of pitas and served it like tacos. I also substituted some anchovy paste for the actual anchovy fillets. I used the Italian salad dressing mix recipe from this site to make the dressing, which was really good. Thanks for the great recipe!

Sep 25, 2005

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 seasoned well. I prefer more of a fried flavor, but it is very healthy this way! I am considering using my favorite fish sticks in place of the tilapia next time. We also used some hot sauce and that gave the pitas a real kick.

May 05, 2007

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 low-fat sour cream in the sauce. Good Eats!

Mar 21, 2006

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

Jun 23, 2007

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 teaspoon of caper.


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 481 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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