Lemon Garlic Tilapia


This is a delicious and healthy tilapia recipe that takes no time at all to make. You can bake it or even grill it. Tastes great either way!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 tilapia fillets

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

  • 1 dash pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water, and pat dry with paper towels.

    Tilapia drying on paper towels.

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  3. Place fillets in the prepared baking dish. Pour lemon juice over fillets, then drizzle butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper.

    Lemon juice and butter poured over fillets.

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    Fillets topped with garlic, parsley and pepper.

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  4. Bake in the preheated oven until fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes.

    looking down at a baking sheet of lemon garlic tilapia with lemon slices on top


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

142 Calories
4g Fat
1g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 142
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 492mg 10%

* 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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