Tilapia with Green Tomato Tapenade


The tapenade is great in pasta, served as an appetizer on bread rounds, or over another mild fish or thin chicken breast. It's a great way to use up your green tomatoes at the end of the season. You can also make a big batch and freeze it. It is a nice taste of late summer when it's cold out. I do have to say, I think this is good enough; I am looking forward to summer's first tomatoes that might just not get a chance to ripen!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ large onion, diced

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 2 green tomatoes, diced

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • 1 pinch dried basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds tilapia fillets

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in diced tomatoes, green tomatoes, capers, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors combine, about 5 minutes.

  2. Season tilapia fillets with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add tilapia fillets; cook until flesh flakes easily with a fork, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter.

  4. Pour lemon juice into the skillet; swirl to pick up browned bits off the bottom of the skillet, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour over fillets.

  5. Spoon tomato mixture over fillets before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 923mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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