When it comes to outdoor grilling, we may think of popular favorites like steak, hamburger and hot dogs. If you are looking for a change, consider grilling fish options like this delicious grilled tilapia with mango salsa. This recipe is perfect for an outdoor summer meal and can be served on a bed of rice with grilled asparagus. 




Tilapia and Marinade

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 (6 ounces) tilapia fillets
Tin foil

Mango Salsa 

1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp minced red onion
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 tsp pepper and 1/2 tsp salt in a bowl. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add the tilapia fillets, coat them with the marinade, squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Prepare the mango salsa. Combine the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and jalapeño pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Remove the tilapia from the marinade. Discard the remaining marinade.
  6. Spray a large piece of foil with cooking spray and place on the grill. Transfer tilapia onto the foil.
  7. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center and flakes easily with a fork. Approximately three to four minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Larger fish may take longer to cook.
  8. Serve the tilapia topped with mango salsa.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 316
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbohydrates: 16.5g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 18g

Source: www.allrecipes.com