This super flavorful Blackened Tilapia comes together in less than 10 minutes!! Topped with a cool and refreshing avocado cucumber salsa, this is the perfect quick and easy low-carb recipe. Paleo, gluten free, and whole30 compliant.
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10-Minute Blackened Tilapia with Avocado Cucumber Salsa

This super flavorful Blackened Tilapia recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes!! Topped with a cool and refreshing avocado cucumber salsa, this is the perfect quick and easy low-carb recipe. Paleo, gluten free, and whole30 compliant.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Fish
Cuisine: Cajun
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup blackening seasoning  store bought or homemade
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 1 cucumber seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lemon  plus more lemon wedges for serving
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over high heat until screaming hot. You might want to turn your fan on or open a window for this one!
  • Meanwhile, pat the tilapia filets dry with a paper towel. Coat each in 1 tablespoon of the blackening seasoning, pressing it onto the fish so it sticks on every part of the surface.
  • Melt butter (4 tablespoons) in the skillet. Add the tilapia and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until fish is fully cooked and flakes apart easily with a fork. If you need to cook it in two batches, use half the butter for each batch.
  • Meanwhile, mix the avocado, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice, and kosher salt to taste in a small bowl.
  • Serve blackened tilapia with the avocado cucumber salsa, with more lemon wedges (optional).

Notes

  • Make it paleo/whole30/dairy free: use ghee or olive oil instead of butter.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 859mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg