Mediterranean tilapia for a healthy fish meal.

I will be the first to admit that I am a huge sucker for fish recipes. In fact I would be completely fine if I alternated all my dinners between fish and steak. Oh man that would be the grand life. Unfortunately I don’t think my family will see those same visions as me.


One of my first fish posts for A Zesty Bite was this healthy Mediterranean tilapia dish. It’s loaded with powerful flavors that will make your taste-buds thank you each time you take a bite.


I promise.


This tilapia recipe will also help you maintain that figure that you know all of us are wanting for the New Year.


ENJOY ~ Meagan
Mediterranean tilapia

Mediterranean Tilapia


4 tilapia fillets
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
1 Tablespoon capers
1/2 lemon
sea salt



In a large skillet melt the butter over medium heat.  Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes.  Pour in garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Add wine, olives, capers, and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.

Season each fillets with salt and pepper and add them to the center of the skillet with the vegetables.  Cook the fillets for 6-8 minutes or until white and flaky; flip halfway through the cook time.

.Add 1/2 squeezed lemon to the top of fish when plating.

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13 comments on “Mediterranean Tilapia”

  1. I love this! So hungry right now! 🙂

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  2. Great recipe and I love that it’s really healthy. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Very colorful – great recipe!

  4. Nice tilapia recipe, love the serving suggestion over the asparagus, very nice. Thanks!

  5. Coq au vin is my fave!! But this is just as good! :))

  6. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare fish, and this tilapia looks great!

  7. This looks delicious! Tilapia is one of my favorite fish, and this prepartion looks perfect for summer–so light and fresh. And I love the addition of asparagus! Mmm. 🙂

  8. Capers with fish, mmmmm! The whole recipe is great but those are the two stand-out ingredients for me.

  9. My kind of meal,looks great.

  10. This looks so good! Can you use any sort of whitefish? I’m one of those oddballs that thinks tilapia tastes like dirt…

  11. The top mixture will go perfectly with any type of fish. We actually had a little left over and used it the next day for fish tacos.

  12. mmmm, this dish looks so yummy 🙂

  13. This looks so good! Love all of these flavors together!

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