Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa Recipe

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Elmer Thompson Modified: March 25, 2022
Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa Recipe

How To Make Grilled Tilapia with Cherry Salsa

Your next sweet and savory dinner can be this grilled tilapia. The fish fillets are seasoned, cooked, then served with a sweet and tart cherry salsa.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½lbbing cherries,(about 2 cups), pitted and coarsely chopped
  • ½small red onion,finely chopped
  • cupfresh cilantro,or parsley, chopped
  • 1large jalepeno,ribs and seeds removed, minced
  • 1tbspfresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 6oztilapia fillets,(4 fillets)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cherries, onion, parsley, jalapeno, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and set the salsa aside.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together the cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Rub tilapia all over with oil and sprinkle with the spice mixture. Then cook the tilapia in one of the following ways:

On the Grill:

  1. Heat grill to high; lightly oil the grates.Grill tilapia for about 2 to 3 minutes until opaque around the edges and underside loosens easily from the grill. Using a metal spatula with a thin blade, flip the fish and continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until opaque throughout. Serve the Tilapia with the cherry salsa on top.

On the Stove:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tilapia and cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve the Tilapia with the cherry salsa on top.

In the Oven:

  1. Place tilapia in a greased baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes, until tilapia flakes easily with a fork. Serve the Tilapia with the cherry salsa on top.


  • Calories: 114.00kcal
  • Fat: 4.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.72g
  • Fiber: 1.54g
  • Sugar: 7.73g
  • Protein: 9.41g
  • Cholesterol: 21.26mg
  • Sodium: 273.03mg
  • Calcium: 21.70mg
  • Potassium: 292.66mg
  • Iron: 0.89mg
  • Vitamin A: 6.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.17mg
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