Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grilled Tilapia with Avocado Salsa


I have been on such an avocado kick recently. Seriously, I average a whole bag of Trader Joe's avocados a week these days. Here is one of my most recent avocado topped creations that I've been serving weekly...
Ingredients:
1 lb tilapia
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 cup rice
1 can black beans {15 oz}
1 can corn {11 oz}

Avocado salsa
1 avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 small red onion, sliced
Juice from 2 limes
3 tbs olive oil
2 tbs finely chopped cilantro
Salt to taste

Directions: 

1. Prepare rice as directed. 
2. Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and black pepper together, rub the tilapia fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 
3. Pre-heat the grill. 
4. Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use. 
5. In a medium sauce pan, combine black beans and corn. Heat over medium. 
6. Grill the tilapia to desired doneness. 
7. On a bed of rice, layer corn and bean mix, top with avocado salsa. 

{Ingredients}

Combine the avocado, onion, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt in a bowl and mix well, chill until ready to use.
 In a medium sauce pan, combine black beans and corn. Heat over medium.
Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and black pepper together, rub the tilapia fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grill the tilapia to desired doneness.

On a bed of rice, layer corn and bean mix, top with avocado salsa. 
 
OR...
 
 I recently made this on a bed of quinoa {sans corn & beans} - equally amazing!
 
Enjoy!
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18 comments:

  1. this looks amazing!! perfect summer dish!

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  2. mmmm that avocado looks amazing!

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  3. I have been on such an avocado kick lately, too! Yum yum, looks delicious!

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  4. Holy cow that looks so yummy and fresh!

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  5. Oh my goodness that all sounds delicious and I've never even had tilapia! LOL, but I'm down for trying ANYTHING that involves avocados. I can't get enough of them!! :)

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  6. i bet it tastes as good as it looks!

    thanks for the lovely (and healthy!) recipe!

    xoxo

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  7. I've tried tilipia a few times and either I'm not cooking it right or something but to me it's bland and yuck :(

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  8. Oh yummy!! Looks delish and healthy...win-win!

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  9. I just ate dinner and my stomach still managed to growl. This looks amazing!!! Consider it PINNED!

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  10. This looks right up my alley. How come I am not getting invited to dinner at your house?!? ;)

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  11. Seriously this looks amazing, girly!!! Gah you come up with the best meals! We need to meet in person soon, I think you're a doll!

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  12. I just made this for dinner and my husband went crazy over it!!!! Do you mind if I post the recipe on my blog? I'll of course give you the credit! It was delicious and I usually don't care for avocado!

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