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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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 354kcal
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)


  • In alarge pot, bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, stir in the quinoa, cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • While the quinoa cooks, spray alarge panwith cooking spray and heat over medium/high.
  • 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.
  • Toss the cooked quinoa with the corn, lime juice, garlic powder, onion powder and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Divide the quinoa between two plates and top with tilapia fillets. Drizzle on sriracha is desired.



Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.6g | Protein: 34.5g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 68.4mg | Potassium: 782mg | Fiber: 12.4g | Sugar: 3.9g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 3.4mg