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…


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


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.

On a bed of rice, layer corn and bean mix, top with avocado salsa.Β OR…Β 

I recently made this on a bed of quinoa {sans corn & beans} – equally amazing!



  1. Meggan
    August 23, 2012 / 11:58 am

    this looks amazing!! perfect summer dish!

  2. Nicole
    August 23, 2012 / 11:58 am

    mmmm that avocado looks amazing!

  3. Tamara @ T {times} Three
    August 23, 2012 / 12:18 pm

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

  4. megan
    August 23, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Holy cow that looks so yummy and fresh!

  5. Erin
    August 23, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    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!! πŸ™‚

  6. Laura | Our Life in the Queen City
    August 23, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    i bet it tastes as good as it looks!thanks for the lovely (and healthy!) recipe!xoxo

  7. Dee Stephens
    August 23, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    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 πŸ™

  8. natasha {schue love}
    August 23, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Oh yummy!! Looks delish and healthy…win-win!

  9. Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog)
    August 24, 2012 / 1:25 am

    Christina,That looks amazing.

  10. Stephanie
    August 24, 2012 / 1:51 am

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

  11. Nicole-Lynn
    August 24, 2012 / 3:03 pm

    Looks amazing!

  12. Megan@TwoDelighted
    August 24, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    This looks right up my alley. How come I am not getting invited to dinner at your house?!? πŸ˜‰

  13. Lindsey @ be pretty
    September 5, 2012 / 12:58 pm

    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!

  14. Charlotte
    June 4, 2013 / 11:54 pm

    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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