Pan-Fried Tilapia with Fresh Pineapple and Mango Salsa

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Pan-Fried Tilapia with Fresh Pineapple and Mango Salsa
Pan-Fried Tilapia with Fresh Pineapple and Mango Salsa


  • 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup diced mango
  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup diced avocado


  1. Season tilapia with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear tilapia in hot oil until the flesh is firm and flakes easily, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  3. Mix mango, pineapple, basil, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon of oil together in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently fold avocado into the salsa just before serving with the tilapia.
Mealthy tip:

Look for avocados and mangoes that are firm with just a little bit of give when you squeeze them. You can pair any type of fish with this light and delicious summer salsa. For added heat, add a little diced jalapeño pepper to the salsa. For a different take, try cilantro instead of basil.


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Randall Hauk says:

Do yourself a favor and double or triple the salsa part of the recipe because you're going to want more of it. FANTASTIC!

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Sam Dalton says:

This pineapple mango salsa is my new favorite! I took the tilapia and salsa and made tacos. So good!

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Sarah Gray says:

I made this with salmon instead of tilapia and also added jalapeño to the salsa for spice. Best decision!

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Jenny J says:

Not a fan of tilapia, so I replaced with catfish. The salsa was really good. Light and delicious!

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Kaylee Adams says:

Made this with sole fish and used a store-bought mango salsa for convenience. I also used cilantro instead of basil, and it was incredible. I pan fried it in my skillet in mere minutes. Such a great weeknight dinner.