Cilantro Time Tilapia {GF, Low Fat, High Protein + Super Simple} - Food Faith Fitness

Cilantro Lime Tilapia {GF, Low Fat, High Protein + Super Simple}

A weeknight dinner for the whole family!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 354 kcal
Author Taylor


  • 1/2 Cup Uncooked quinoa
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tilapia fillets (3.5 oz each)
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • 2/3 Cup Frozen corn kernels thawed
  • 3 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro roughly chopped
  • Salt/pepper to taste.
  • Sriracha for garnish (optional)


  1. In alarge pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once boiling, stir in the quinoa, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. While the quinoa cooks, spray alarge panwith cooking spray and heat over medium/high.
  4. Sprinkle each side of the tilapia fillets with smoked paprika and cook until white and flaky, about 2-3 minutes per side. Cover and set aside until the quinoa is ready.
  5. Toss the cooked quinoa with the corn, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Divide the quinoa between two plates and top with tilapia fillets. Drizzle on sriracha is desired.

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