Okay, I admit my picture doesn’t do the best job of showing off this dish. You’ll have to take my word for it, the tilapia is in there somewhere.
In the past, I’ve purchased this tender white fish from the local grocery store. The fillets were thin, and flavorless. My coworkers recommended that I try Costco’s frozen tilapia. What a difference! These fillets were thick and meaty. Perfect for my salad.
Tilapia easily takes on the flavor of any marinade, seasoning, or sauce you serve with it. I chose to make a smoky chipotle and avocado dressing for my seafood salad. The combination of spicy dressing, with sweet bell peppers, red onion and creamy black beans gives this easy salad recipe a Mexican flare.
- 8 ounces tilapia
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- ¼ tsp chipotle powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp cumin
- 4 tablespoons light sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ½ small avocado
- ¼ tsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- ½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon jalepeno pepper , diced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 350.
- 2. Cover cookie sheet with foil, and spray with olive oil cooking spray.
- 3. Place tilapia on cookie sheet and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lime juice, chipotle power, chili powder, and cumin.
- 5. For sauce, combine sour cream, 1 tablespoon lime juice, chipotle peppers and avocado in a bowl and mash until smooth.
- 6. For salsa combine red onion, yellow bell pepper, black beans, cilantro and 1/4 cup lime juice. Season with salt to taste.
- 7. Top romaine with tilapia, salsa and sauce.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Tilapia is a good source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12 and selenium. It’s also a good source of omega 3 fatty acids known to contribute to heart health.
Avocado contains vitamin K, fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins B6 and C. Avocados contain a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, that could lower cholesterol. The potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The folate promotes heart health.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 12.65g
Total Carbs: 31.50g
Dietary Fiber: 11.93g
Weight Watchers Points 7
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.