Grilled tilapia with mango salsa

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A light and delicious dinner!


Sunday night dinners at our house are easy to make and light on the stomach!  This time it was grilled fish with mango salsa.  Mango salsa paired wonderfully well with the fish.  Mango is also called the king of fruits not only for its amazing taste but also because it is a nutrient rich fruit.  It is one of the richest sources of vitamin A and vitamin C and minerals namely potassium, calcium and phosphorus. It is laden with fiber too.  It helps lower cholesterol as well as blood glucose levels.  It is anti inflammatory and also helps in prevention of certain cancers.

What you need:

2 tilapia fillets

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp salt

For mango salsa:

1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

2 tbsp finely chopped red onion

1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

2 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste

How to make:

1.  Mix together the extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice,  garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.  Add this marinade to the tilapia filets and keep aside for an hour.

2.  For the mango salsa, combine the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl.  Add two tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3.  Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork. (you can use outdoor grill or the George Foreman).

4.  Serve the tilapia with a side of mango salsa.


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