Southwestern Tilapia

We have found another tilapia recipe we like 🙂  Yep, that makes 3.  I found it on a website called He and She Eat Clean, and they actually got it from the Whole Foods‘ phone app.  First of all, I didn’t know Whole Foods had a recipe app!  I will definitely be adding it to my phone.  Anyways, this one was called Southwestern Tilapia.

SouthwestTilapiaThis recipe called for 4 fillets, and we only eat 2 in a single meal.  So I halved it initially.  But then we also didn’t want it to be really spicey, so I quartered the chili powder and cayenne pepper.  The recipe below is how I altered it for the two of us!


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • approx. 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mix spices together in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over each fillet.
  • Sprinkle the spices mixture over each fillet.
  • Drizzle lime juice over each fillets.
  • Flip fillets over and repeat steps 3-5.
  • Bake for approx. 10-12 mins until fillets flake easily.

It was so easy too!  I mean, making sure I did the math right when measuring the spices was literally the most time consuming part.  And by time consuming, I mean 10-15mins.  Quick, easy and yummy.  Can’t beat that! 🙂