I created this recipe with my low-fat diet in mind. Super easy and super healthy! We like to pair it with corn on the cob!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
5 fillets


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Put bread crumbs into a shallow dish.

  • Gently press tilapia fillets into bread crumbs to coat. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded tilapia onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Cook tilapia in hot oil until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer cooked fillets to a plate.

  • Top each fillet with salsa; cook in microwave to get the salsa hot, about 15 seconds.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 27.5g; carbohydrates 24.1g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 41.1mg; sodium 364.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Easiest fish recipe, great for a quick weeknight dinner. Though I will admit that my "pan fried" version was actually baked... Delicious and healthy result. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
FWIW, we beat a couple eggs together with a little soy sauce, garlic, pepper, and lemon. We dunked the tilapia in the sauce mixture, then breaded both sides. It helps the breading stick better, just like fried chicken. Very easy and tasty. It took about 30 minutes for 5 fillets. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this tonight with a few modifications... I used coconut oil and granulated garlic. Topped with homemade salsa and paired with a pasta salad. Delish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
No changes I agree this is super just the way it is! No need to change a thing. Will be my favorite way to have fish now! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I thought 4 minutes each side was a little much. I cooked them only 2 minutes on each side. It turned out perfect! I substituted salsa for a little cheddar cheese. Amazing!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was super easy and what a great flavor. I did read someones review and put the fish in a beer and egg mixture before adding to the bread crumbs. We will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is the best Tilapia recipe I've tried. The only change I made was to dip the fish in egg & Panko instead of Italian bread crumbs (which I will try next time) only because Panko is a family favorite. The Panko was plain so I seasoned it with a pinch of salt & lemon pepper garlic & onion powders & a little shredded parmesan cheese. I served the salsa on the side. Our kind of meal! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. I wasn't sure about the salsa at first but my wife and I were pleasantly surprised. Will definitely make again. I added about 1 tsp of Montreal Steak Spice to the bread crumbs and pan-fried them in an olive oil/butter mix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great idea!! I top fish with all kinds of spices but never thought to pour warmed salsa over. The small crunch with salsa was delish!! I'll make this for a quick lunch often. Read More