Tilapia Pitas


Tilapia Pita - say it ten times real fast. A delightful light meal. Excellent for weekend afternoon gatherings, and aesthetically pleasing, too! Feel free to experiment with the seasonings and sauce ingredients to match your personal tastes.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
12 servings


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup Italian salad dressing

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 anchovy fillets, drained

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound tilapia fillets

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • salt and cayenne pepper to taste

  • 4 cups iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • 6 pita breads, cut in half


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, Italian dressing, feta cheese and anchovies. Season with cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Mix until well blended, then set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the tilapia fillets in the skillet, and season with lemon pepper, salt and cayenne. Fry until browned on each side, and fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Warm pita breads in the toaster or in the microwave to soften. Open from the cut side to make pockets. Fill pita bread halves with lettuce, onion, and tilapia fillets, then spoon in some of the feta cheese sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
14g Fat
19g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 417mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* 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.