Tilapia with Avocado-Pineapple Salsa

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I have been loving pineapple lately, buying one at the grocery store every week. Usually I eat it as a snack with some cottage cheese, but when I saw this recipe I knew it would be another great way to enjoy my pineapple. This fruit salsa is full of bright flavors and textures- sweet pineapple, creamy avocado, tangy lime, plus a little bit of heat from jalapeno and red onion.

The salsa went perfectly with the pan-cooked tilapia, which is seasoned simply with some salt and pepper. While tilapia is the most budget-friendly choice of fish, the salsa would also be delicious with halibut. Although if you do use a thicker fish like halibut, you will have to adjust your cooking time accordingly. Served on top of some brown rice, this fish with fruit salsa is a meal that tastes like summer.

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Tilapia with Avocado-Pineapple Salsa

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Makes 4 servings


  • 2 cups finely diced pineapple
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 avocados, diced small
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (5-6 oz. each)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  2. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Carefully place the fish in a single layer in the pan. Cook for a few minutes on each side until lightly browned and cooked through.
  4. To serve, top each piece of fish with salsa.

Source: Adapted from Pink Parsley.

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