Recipe By Naomi Witzke
Published Jul 10th
Prep 45m Cook 10m Additional 1h Ready In 1h 55m
Servings 2 servings Calories 634

Don’t let the list of ingredients fool you: this is super-easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer–both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil, 1 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the tilapia fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. 2 Prepare the mango salsa by combining the mango, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Add the lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. 3 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. 4 Remove the tilapia from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the fillets until the fish is no longer translucent in the center, and flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillets. Serve the tilapia topped with mango salsa.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 634
  • Carbohydrate 33.4 g
  • Cholesterol 62.2 mg
  • Fat 40.2 g
  • Fiber 4.4 g
  • Protein 36.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.8 g
  • Sodium 696.7 mg
  • Sugar 25.2 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.


  1. Made the Mango Salsa only for my fish tacos. Everyone enjoyed it.
  2. I am the submitter of this recipe. As many people have noticed, this recipe makes more salsa than you need for 2 servings. I like the extra salsa for snacking on, but in retrospect I would rewrite the amounts here. This recipe makes enough tilapia for 2 people but enough salsa for 4. You can - Read more ...
  3. This was delicous! I started marinading the fish just a couple hours ahead of time. Then I put the two fillets in a 9x9 pan, drizzled most of the marinade over the top, and then baked it in the oven (covered) at 350 for 15 minutes, and then I uncovered it and baked it at - Read more ...
  4. This made for a light refreshing dinner. I did add extra jalapeno. I served with herbed rice and steamed asparagus. I almost didn't make it when I saw the calorie and fat content. This must be a typo. A 6oz piece of talipia has roughly 140 calories. The mango has roughly 110 for 1 cup - Read more ...
  5. This is very good and I personally prefer to make the salsa a day ahead of time to let the flavors merge.
  6. Excellent recipe made it with strawberries. My family loved it. Will definitely serve this again.
  7. Very easy and very tasty! My husband and I both cleared our plates. I rested the tilapia on a bed of long grain rice that was salted peppered with a splash of lemon. I can't wait to make again.
  8. AWESOME Taste! But beware, I used a charcoal grill and my marinated fish caused the charcoal to flame up more than once! I only used the ingredients listed to grill, so be careful. To prevent this fragile fish from falling apart while grilling, I marinated it frozen for 40 minutes. As far as the salsa, - Read more ...
  9. Great Recipe! I was in a hurry so I pulled out my George Foreman. I set the temp @ 300 & grilled the Tilapia Fillets for 9 minutes. They turned out great! The Mango Salsa adds just the right touch.
  10. Yummy! A little messy but worth it. I used JDPOP's advice and accompanied this with the Herbed Rice and Black Beans. Great meal.

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