Let`s see, crazy good, start to finish on the table in less than 30 minutes, light but completely satisfying, low carb, low calorie, low fat, gluten & dairy free & I`ll say again, CRAZY GOOD! What I`m talking about & this simple man`s plan to healthier eating today comes in the form of 20 Minute Baked Tilapia with Watermelon-Habanero Salsa. Mild tender flaky white fish is topped with a super refreshing slightly spicy salsa which really couldn`t be much easier to throw together. This is such a great warm weather, summertime dinner idea I know you`re gonna love.
Another beautiful thing about the premise of this dish is it`s versatility. Any white fish can be subbed for the tilapia or use the salsa as a great topping for grilled chicken or pork. Conversely change out the watermelon for fresh mango, pineapple, strawberries, peaches or papaya. There`s really no way to go wrong here!I served my fish on a bed of minted sweet peas which complimented the other flavors perfectly. You can find the recipe here: Seared Sea Scallops with Minted Sweet Peas
Here`s what you`ll need for your 20 Minute Baked Tilapia with Watermelon-Habanero Salsa:
Tilapia- 4 6oz filets
Seedless Watermelon- 2 cups diced
Red Onion- 1/4 cup finely diced
Habanero Chile- 1-2 deveined, seeded & minced
Cilantro- 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mint- 1/4 cup finely chopped
Lime- 1 juiced
S & P
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil (easy peezy clean up) & grease lightly or give a quick hit of cooking spray. Lay your filets out & season with a little salt & fresh pepper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just cooked through. While the tilapia`s cooking make your salsa.So basic but pretty right. Don`t let the habanero`s scare you. Sure they`re spicy but not nearly so much with the seeds & veins removed. They have so much citrusy flavor I just love them. If they still make you nervous feel free to use serrano or japapeño peppers in their place.Start by dicing the watermelon.Finely dice your red onion, mince the habanero, chop the cilantro & mint.Add to a bowl with the watermelon & squeeze the lime over the top.Add a pinch of salt & gently mix until well combined. By now your tilapia filets are probably finished which means you`re ready to plate. Told you, start to finish in less than 30 minutes. I`m thinking 20. Could this have been any easier?Remove the tilapia filets to plates & top with the salsa. Dinner is served!
Enjoy your 20 Minute Baked Tilapia with Watermelon-Habanero Salsa!!