Tilapia with Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes

tilapia with pesto and roasted tomatoes, healthy fish recipe, tasty fish recipe, diet fish recipeDifficulty: Moderate

Category: Main Dish

Special Equipment: Hand Blender or Standing Blender

Time: 45 minutes

Serving: 2 (just multiply servings for more)


2 Tilapia Fillets

12 Cherry Tomatoes (mixed colors works great)

4 Garlic cloves minced (divided)

1 Lemon (zest & juice)

Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to taste

1 Cup Packed Fresh Basil Leaves

¼ Cup + 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 425°.

Season Fish with sea salt and ground pepper, put on a baking sheet covered with foil and sprayed with cooking spray, set aside.

In a small bowl, combine cherry tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves and 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, toss making sure tomatoes are coated well. Place on a baking sheet, and cook in oven for 10 minutes. Tomatoes may burst and that is normal. Remove from oven and set aside.

While tomatoes are roasting prepare the pesto. Using a blender (hand blender works great), mix ¼ cup olive oil, 2 cloves of garlic, basil, lemon juice & zest. Salt/Pepper to taste.

Maintain oven temperature at 425°.

Spread the pesto onto the fish. Bake until white and flaky, about 15 minutes. Put on serving plate, cover with roasted tomatoes and serve.

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