Recipe By Ainsley_
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 30m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 40m
Servings 4 tilapia fillets Calories 396.5

This is my boyfriend’s absolute favourite meal. It is very easy to prepare, and goes great on top of lemon basmati rice. I like to present it by placing the tilapia on top of lemon basmati rice, with the mango salsa spread over top of the fish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • ⅓ cup chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper
  • 4 teaspoons minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced red bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir the olive oil, garlic, basil, black pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Put the tilapia fillets in a resealable plastic bag; pour the olive oil mixture over the fillets and seal the bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. 2 Make the salsa by stirring the mango, lime juice, orange juice, jalapeno pepper, red onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, parsley, and black pepper together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. 3 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. 4 Remove the tilapia from the marinade, shaking off any excess oil, and wrap each fillet in a piece of aluminum foil.
  5. 5 Cook the tilapia on the preheated grill until the flesh easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Spoon the salsa over the tilapia to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 396.5
  • Carbohydrate 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Fat 29.7 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 23.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.3 g
  • Sodium 633.7 mg
  • Sugar 5.2 g


  1. Family said to loose this recipe
  2. This was such a flavorful dish! I baked it instead of grilling! Baked at 425 For 10-14 min! I served it with lemon basmati rice like suggested and it was soooo goood! Thanks aisley!
  3. This was a great recipe. Something different and colorful. I'm not a big fan of fish but my family likes it. I was really impressed by this. I marinated the fish for a couple of hours. My local store did not have fresh jalapeno so I used pickled jalapeno slices...way too hot and I even - Read more ...
  4. This was good but not great at least cooked in a pan (cause it's too cold out to grill). Very citrus-y. I didn't add avocado like others have suggested though.
  5. Delish!!! The recipe calls for Tilapia but I had Snapper so that is what I used and grilled on my indoor grill... I also used cilantro instead of parsley in the salsa but other than that I followed the directions... Yum Yum Yum!
  6. This was divine! My boyfriend and I made this for dinner this week and loved it. Per the advice of other reviewers we added cilantro and avocado to the mango salsa. As we didn't want to fire up the grill we pan fried the fish in butter after marinating. We will definitely make this again!
  7. HOLY MAJOLEY!!!! This was one of the best meals my husband and I have made!! We took the advice of the other reviews and added diced avodaco and cilantro and used the George Forman grill (we dont have a BBQ) and it was Ah-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 The sweetness of the mango mixed with the spicy jalepeno is - Read more ...
  8. I was a bit worried that it would be too spicy - but we served this with rice (white & wild) and everyone LOVED it! - Even the kids!! My husband said it was the best fish he had had in a long time.
  9. Very good recipe subtle fresh I will definitely make this dish again. I pan fried the fish in butter because I like a little crispiness... thank you!