southwest tilapia with onions, peppers and zucchini

This is another Paleo- or low-carb diet friendly recipe (without the rice) that is light, healthy and very delicious.

I was interested in the “Southwest” take on tilapia, being a lover of spice.  Every tilapia recipe I’ve come across has been either a simple bake or a Parmesan-crusted affair, so the idea of kicking up the heat sounded awesome.  If you don’t care for caliente, you can adjust the amount of cayenne you use.

I made some changes to the original recipe , and it ended up tasting how I imagine a fish fajita would.  You could use the vegetable mixture as a base for many dishes, switching out different meats.

In addition to being very tasty, it was also ridiculously easy to make!  

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (I used 6 small frozen fillets (thawed) because The Greek has a healthy appetite)
  • about 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 2-3 bell peppers (I got a 3-pack at Aldi’s for less than a single pepper at my usual store.  Mo’ peppers, mo’ flavor!)
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced thinly

The vegetables will take much longer to cook (20-30 minutes) than the fish (about 10 minutes), so start cooking them first.  Put the fish into your preheated oven about halfway through the vegetables’ cooking time.

fish collage

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