A wonderful mixture of fresh flavors that make it feel like summertime in no time!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle both sides of the tilapia fillets with Chinese five-spice powder, salt, and black pepper; cook tilapia fillets in the skillet until lightly browned and the flesh is white and opaque, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat.

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  • Place the spinach leaves into a large salad bowl, and top with the orange bell pepper, grapefruit, tomato, and avocado. Drizzle the salad with the Asian-style dressing, sprinkle with almonds, and top with the cooked tilapia fillets.

Nutrition Facts

283.1 calories; protein 15.8g 32% DV; carbohydrates 20.6g 7% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 20.4mg 7% DV; sodium 163.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2010
This was very good as well as quick and easy! I wasn't sure how I'd like the five-spice with fish but it worked very well (and it masked the smell of the fish as it was cooking--bonus). I used catfish because the market was out of tilapia and I added pecans because I didn't have enough almonds. The avocado fish and nuts worked really well together. I had lots of leftover salad and it was delicious on its own (with dressing) the next day. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2013
not a favorite. Definitely will not make again Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2010
This was very good as well as quick and easy! I wasn't sure how I'd like the five-spice with fish but it worked very well (and it masked the smell of the fish as it was cooking--bonus). I used catfish because the market was out of tilapia and I added pecans because I didn't have enough almonds. The avocado fish and nuts worked really well together. I had lots of leftover salad and it was delicious on its own (with dressing) the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
Make this often. It's delicious as written. We're on our second jar of Chinese Five Spice now. The husband LOVES and requests it. Likes the "secret sauce." Balsamic vinegar is good too if you don't have Asian dressing. ------------ Making this tonight with SWAI (aka BASA) instead of tilapia. Bigger fillets. More to love. Yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2012
I also made my own five-spice and salad dressing and substituted the grapefruit for an orange. It was tasty! I will definitely make this again. Even my meat-and-potatoes husband approved. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2012
Made this tonight. Didn't want to buy Chinese five-spice powder or Asian dressing so made my own and both were great! Just did the rub with ginger garlic fresh ground black pepper and cinnamon. The salad and fish combo with the dressing were delicious! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
This was great. I don't like grapefruit so I substituted an orange and used a recipe for asian dressing I had on hand. If you are planning on serving this to four people I would double the amount of tilapia. My husband and I ate half of the salad portion but put an entire tilapia filet on top and it was the perfect amount of fish. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/17/2013
not a favorite. Definitely will not make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
What a lovely and healthy alternative to traditional fish recipes! I followed the recipe quite closely but had to substitute pineapple for the grapefruit. I also didn't have the five-spice so I made my own with cinnamon cloves and anise. It was a delicious combination. I served it over rice. Read More