Pistachio & Whole-Grain Tortilla Crusted Tilapia with Chili Lime Sauce


This tilapia recipe is healthy and packed with flavor.


4 servings

For tilapia

  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup crushed whole-grain tortilla chips (from about 12 large whole chips)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into at least four portions (or cod/haddock)

For sauce

  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 1 pinch salt


To make the tilapia

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk egg, cilantro, mustard and 1 tsp of water together in a shallow dish.
  3. In another dish, combine chips, pistachios, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Dip fish in egg mixture, coating both sides, then coat fish in breading.
  5. Place fish on pan with rounded side up.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes until golden on the outside and opaque and slightly firm in the center.

To make the sauce

  1. Blend all sauce ingredients.
  2. Serve the fish immediately with the sauce.
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