Sometimes I can get so caught up with eating chicken and red meat that I forget how satisfying and delicious fish can be. I was craving something on the lighter side the other day that would serve as a great protein option that also wouldn’t sit so heavy on my stomach. I created this Blackened Cajun Tilapia topped with Avocado and Tomato Salsa that serves as the perfect lunch or dinner.
When buying tilapia, I find that it matters which brand of fish you buy. Some cheaper options I have tried have such a fishy taste it is hard to enjoy it. The only tilapia I have found that has the perfect balance is the Colombian Tilapia that can be purchased at select Sam’s Clubs, and Costcos. This type of fish is very high quality and packed with amazing fresh flavor.
I love adding some kind of sauce or salsa when eat tilapia and this tomato and avocado salsa really balanced the whole dish perfectly. There is a little spice to the dry rub on the tilapia and the acidity of the tomatoes and lemon juice gives this dish the perfect flavor that will keep you wanting more.
For meal prep I will usually throw this salsa together on a Sunday night and keep it in the fridge to help spice up any boring protein I have planned for the week. I love adding it to my chicken breast or even eating on top of a grilled chicken salad, there are plenty of options when using this salsa.
The best new about this recipe is that it not only taste divine, but it is also Keto, Whole30 and Paleo compliant. My favorite thing in the whole wide world it to create meals that are both healthy and delicious. If you are in the same boat and eating too much beef and chicken, give this fresh new fish recipe a try.