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Tilapia Topped with Warm Cherry Tomatoes

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Tilapia Topped with Warm Cherry Tomatoes

Tilapia Topped with Warm Cherry Tomatoes

Jessica Braider
This dish takes about 10 minutes start to finish, but you would never know it from the beautiful presentation and delicious flavor. Tilapia is a great fish to use for weeknights, because it is inexpensive, earth-friendly, and cooks quickly, plus the mild taste is appealing to kids.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. tilapia fillets or other thin white fish fillets such as trout, flounder, or cod
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper or to taste
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved about 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives halved
  • 1/4 lemon juice only, about 1 Tbsp.
  • 1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese optional


  • In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the fish and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the tilapia, flipping it once, until it turns white throughout and flakes easily, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the fish to a platter.
  • In the same skillet (without wiping it clean) sauté the tomatoes, parsley, and olives for 3 - 4 minutes until the tomatoes are softened.
  • Season it with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Pour it over the fish, top it with the Parmesan cheese (optional), and serve it immediately.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Halve the tomatoes and the olives, chop the parsley, juice the lemon, shred the cheese if necessary and refrigerate.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes to the skillet with the tomatoes, or serve them at the table.
Tip: Sautéing tomatoes brings out their sweetness. This is a good method to use if you’re preparing tomatoes when they are out of season, as it will enhance their flavor.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 200, Total Fat: 12g, 18%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 5%; Cholesterol: 102mg, 34%; Sodium: 180mg, 8%; Total Carbohydrate: 6g, 2%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 19g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Main Dish, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Winter
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