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Blackened Tilapia With Cilantro Lime Sauce

Blackened Tilapia with Cilantro Lime Sauce - bursting with flavor, this easy-to-make meal cooks in 10 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves , loosely packed
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • tortillas (optional)
  • 1 avocado , peeled and sliced (optional)


  • Combine the greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, chili flakes and salt in a food processor; process until smooth. Set aside.
  • Combine the smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper in a sall bowl. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of fish.
  • Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Serve over tortillas, if desired and top with cilantro lime sauce and avocado slices.