Very clean, fresh, and satisfying Mediterranean dish!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add spinach to skillet; cook and stir until spinach is wilted and cooked down, 5 more minutes. Stir olives, feta cheese, lemon rind, salt, oregano, and white pepper into spinach. Cook until feta cheese has melted and flavors have blended, about 5 more minutes.

  • Spread spinach mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange tilapia fillets over spinach mixture. Mix butter and lemon juice in a small bowl and drizzle over fish; sprinkle with paprika.

  • Bake fish in the preheated oven until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Doubling the recipe serves 6 to 8 comfortably and bakes in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish perfectly. These amounts work for 3 or 4 pieces of fish. The spinach really cooks down.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 7.3g; fat 13.4g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 673.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2013
Very tasty recipe. I substituted black pepper and used salmon instead of talapia but this was easy to prepare and has a great flavor.I also only baked it for 15 minutes at 400 which was more than enough...so be careful with the cooking time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2015
It was good but the olives were overwhelming. I had such high hopes based on the other reviews. Everyone said leave out the olives (my family likes olives too). I may try it again and either leave them out or cut way back and chop smaller. Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2013
Very tasty recipe. I substituted black pepper and used salmon instead of talapia but this was easy to prepare and has a great flavor.I also only baked it for 15 minutes at 400 which was more than enough...so be careful with the cooking time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2016
Okay first off I loved this recipe! Second I cooked with swai , I also didn't have feta cheese or lemon rinds. Instead of the feta cheese I used grated parmesan, I didn't have spinach so I used fresh kale...lol I changed the whole recipe. But it was so good. So if you don't have certain ingredients try it anyway. It's awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2014
I really liked this. The spinach was the highlight of the dish. Excellent. I made as directed. I used reduced fat feta cheese and cut butter back to 1 Tbs. I think next time I will season the tilapia a little more, maybe add some lemon pepper. I served this with basmati rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
This was so good! Even my super picky 7 year old liked it. I would add more spinach next time... after it cooks all the way there isn't really a lot to go around so I'm going to double the recipe for that but other than that this recipe was a 10. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2014
Didn't change a thing. Loved it! One of my new favorite fish dishes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2013
Delicious. Had a little more than a pound of tilapia but kept all other amounts the same and used black pepper. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2017
Definitely need 18oz. of spinach for this. Artichoke hearts would also be good in this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2015
It was good but the olives were overwhelming. I had such high hopes based on the other reviews. Everyone said leave out the olives (my family likes olives too). I may try it again and either leave them out or cut way back and chop smaller. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2013
Wow!! Stupendous! I fixed this tonight in less than an hour with a fresh wild caught Tilapia that I caught and filleted myself. I followed the recipe exactly like it is offered with the one exception of too little spinach ( I had only a 10 oz bag of fresh spinach but I did have a package of frozen ) I thawed the frozen in the microwave then added it to the baking dish before I placed it in the oven. My wife and I devoured the dish accompanied by tall cool glasses of homemade Sangria. I'm so thankful for this recipe! Read More
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