Quinoa Crusted Tilapia & Mango Avo Salsa
I've always loved a crispy, crusted Tilapia or Mahi Mahi and whenever I see it a nut-crusted fish option on a menu, I'm always tempted to order it. But I end up refraining because it's usually crusted in flour (not just nuts) and fried in poor-quality oils. So, I decided it was time to figure out how to make a crunchy fish that's full of clean and healthy ingredients, and I'm happy to report that I finally did it! This recipe is super flavorful, and pairing it with the mango-avocado salsa gives it a nice, juicy twist. Cooking it on the stove-top with coconut oil really adds to the flavor and gives the quinoa a perfectly crispy texture.
2 Tilapia fillets - cut in half widthwise (or any other flaky white fish)
1/4 cup ground flaxmeal / flaxseeds
1/2 cup cooked quinoa, room temperature
2 tbsp coconut oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1/3 cup diced mango
1/3 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 diced shallot
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & pepper
I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do!
4/30/2013 04:40:33 am
Can't wait to make for my mah jongg girls!! Looks fabulous!
5/5/2013 03:47:49 pm
Hope the ladies love it! :) xoxo
4/30/2013 08:50:50 am
Hi Lindsay, thanks for the recipe. It looks great.
5/5/2013 03:48:18 pm
This is such a great idea Liz - I'm looking into it! Thanks :)
5/30/2013 07:50:10 am
what liz said.
8/8/2013 01:35:05 pm
Lindsey! I made this tonight for my roommate and me and it was to dieeeee....Alisa wasn't here though :(. So yum!
8/13/2013 08:11:02 am
Lyssa!!! So happy you liked the tilapia! Thanks for the comment :)
9/29/2013 06:25:05 pm
(: Looks great :) ^_^ :D
4/12/2015 11:52:35 pm
Thanks for such a delicious meal! Made this last night and it was a hit. Will definitely be trying more of these recipes!
4/22/2015 09:19:37 am
Thanks Karen! Glad you liked it!
5/4/2015 12:25:16 pm
You mention the calorie count of the macadamia-crusted tilapia but not the count for your recipe. Have any idea what it is?
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.