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Grilled Tilapia Spinach Salad

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Grilled Tilapia Spinach Salad
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Grilled Tilapia Spinach Salad

It's amazing how far a little grilled fish will go.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
8
oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
1
cup sliced zucchini
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, plus more for seasoning fish
3
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon fresh lime juice
2
fresh tilapia fillets
3
cups baby spinach
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2
cup candied pecans
4
tablespoons favorite bottled lime vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1 Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high. Add the mushrooms and zucchini, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes, until softened and starting to brown. Remove from pan and set aside to keep warm.
  • 2 In a small bowl, whisk the honey and lime juice together.
  • 3 Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill over medium high. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Season the fish on both sides with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side, brushing the fish with the honey lime glaze.
  • 4 Divide the spinach leaves over two dinner plates. Arrange the grilled fish over the spinach, followed by the sautéed vegetables. Sprinkle the cherry tomatoes and candied nuts over the salads. Lightly dash with favorite lime vinaigrette.
  • 5 Serve immediately!
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Grilled Tilapia Salad

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Fish salads, for the win.


Sometimes I go through mega mama fish phases. Like right now, in this seriously ridiculous heat, I'm in a total fish phase. And I know that fish has absolutely nothing to do with heat, or the amounts of sweat buckets that spew from my exhausted pores, which I probably shouldn't have typed out just now.

But I'm in it. And I'm going to own it. The fish, not the sweat. Well, okay, I'll own that too. And I'll stop talking about it. For now.

I ESPECIALLY love fish on a salad. Something about how it flakes apart all nicely over a bed of greens and sautéed vegetables just makes me shiver. AND, get this. I made a simple little honey and lime glaze to coat the fish as it was being grilled. There's a chance that glaze ended up on my mouth like lip gloss. I'll go ahead and own that too.

Okay let's make Grilled Tilapia Salad!

Grab some fresh tilapia fillets, some spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, honey, a lime, some candied nuts (which I'm sorry but there is no LIFE without them) and your favorite bottled lime vinaigrette. Which I didn't photograph mine because I think my hair was catching fire right then.

Tilapia salad ingredients

Get your veggies good and sautéed. It had been a while since I'd had mushrooms, so they needed to get their jam on in this salad. Remove them from the heat and cover to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the meal.

Saute the veggies

Whisk together about 3 Tbsp honey and a Tbsp of lime juice. Taste that. UM YES.

Whisk lime juice and honey together

Time to grill! On an indoor or outdoor grill you'll just grill the fish and brush each side with the glaze for about 6 minutes total. I forgot to photograph the actual grilling because my husband had just surprised me with Sheryl Crow tickets and uhhh, I'm sure you can understand.

But look!

Tilapia salad on a plate

You should know, tilapia flakes easily, so when you go to flip the fish, don't get disheartened if it flakes apart on you. Mine did. I'll just go ahead and own that too. I'm owning a lot of things today! This feels GOOD.

Talapia salad ready to eat

Fish, vegetables, spinach, candied nuts and fresh cherry tomatoes with some lime vinaigrette. Make her happen!



*Bev is trying to stop talking about sweat so much. Thank you for your patience. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
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