Grilled Tilapia

A very tasty and healthy meal with a twist, you can spic it up with red pepper flakes or if you like that herby taste with your fish use your favorite fresh herbs.

Tilapia is a plain tasting fish but is a lean source of protein, with only 3 grams of fat per serving. so spic it up a little with your favorite seasoning, here are some Dash Diet seasonings for you to try.


  • 2 large zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup homemade salsa


Trim ends of zucchini. Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into thin strands.

Mix cumin, 1/2 garlic powder, smoked paprika and pepper; sprinkle generously onto both sides of tilapia. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. In batches, cook tilapia until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan; keep warm.

In same pan, cook zucchini with garlic over medium-high heat until slightly softened, 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly with tongs (do not overcook). Sprinkle with remaining garlic powder. Serve with tilapia and salsa.

 Note: If a spiralizer is not available, zucchini may also be cut into ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Sauté as directed but you may need to increase the cooking  time a little.