Southwestern Tilapia

Southwestern Tilapia on a gray plate with rice and avocado slices.

This Southwestern Tilapia is baked to perfection in a warm blend of spices . It is baked to flaky perfection in minutes . Round this meal out with Spanish rice , black beans and sliced avocado and you have a simple healthy meal. We loved this topped with a spoon full of Texas Caviar, but this is optional. The thing I love about tilapia is it is very mild in flavor and it cooks very quickly.    You can have a whole meal made in 30 minutes or less.

Let’s Make Southwestern Tilapia !

What you will need to make this :

  • 4 Tilapia filets
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • chili powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • chipotle chili powder
  • salt and pepper

    Equipment Needed

    This recipe is super simple and does not require any special equipment.

  • parchment paper

  • baking sheet–click here for my favorite

 

Washed and dried tilapia filets on a plate with spices and olive oil next to it

Preheat oven 425 degrees ,Wash and pat dry the fish filets.

Southwestern spices mixed in a bowl.

Mix together the seasoning in a small bowl.

4 tilapia filets on a parchment lined baking sheet with spiced sprinkled on them

Sprinkle both sides of the filets with seasoning and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Tilapia filet with spices and drizzled with olive oil.

Drizzle the filets with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.

Southwestern Tilapia on a gray plate with rice and avocado topped with Texas caviar

This Southwestern Tilapia is great served alone or Topped with Texas Caviar. 

Southwestern Tilapia on a gray plate , topped with texas caviar with a bite taken out of it

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Southwestern Tilapia

4.75 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Quick Meals
Cuisine American/Southern
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 4 filets Tilapia
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 425 degrees . Wash and pat dry the fish filets.
  • Mix together the seasoning in a small bowl
  • Sprinkle both sides of the filets with seasoning and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
  • Drizzle the filets with olive oil
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes
  • Serve alone or with Texas Caviar
Keyword baked tilapia, southwest tilapia, Tilapia
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Gloria
Gloria
2 years ago

5 stars
We do love to kick up recipes with some spice. Smoked paprika is a favourtie in my kitchen. This fish recipe sounds so delicious.

Tracy
2 years ago

5 stars
This looks so delicious and flavorful! I love tilapia and I don’t cook with it enough, but you’ve inspired me! Beautiful recipe!

Sharon
2 years ago

5 stars
I love this tilapia recipe that has a simple southwest twist with the chipotle seasoning.

Kathryn
2 years ago

5 stars
I love all the southern flavors! The seasonings are just perfect on the tilapia and it made an easy meal. Thank you!

Jessica
Jessica
2 years ago

5 stars
We LOVE tilapia but we’ve been trying to think of new ways to make it so we don’t get tired of it and this was wonderful. Thank you!

Alex
2 years ago

5 stars
This was super easy and tasty! Such an awesome weeknight meal. Thanks a ton!

Ramona
Ramona
2 years ago

5 stars
I love tilapia and I haven’t had it in ages and this recipe is perfect to make up for that! Thank you for sharing this, I cant wait to try it out!

Loreto and Nicoletta
2 years ago

5 stars
This is a great easy fish dish. Nice how you served it with Texas caviar. I had never heard of it, but wow a lovely thing to accomany that wonderfully seasoned tilapia! Thanks for all that inspiration!😋🥰🤗🙏👍

Hayley Dhanecha
2 years ago

5 stars
WOW! Such an amazing recipe! So many great flavours from the spices and great tips on how to make it perfect!

Heidy McCallum
Heidy McCallum
2 years ago

5 stars
This is going to sound crazy but up until today I had never eaten tilapia! I know that’s odd right? However I made your recipe for Southwestern Tilapia and loved it! I have been missing out for years! Looking forward to seeing more tilapia recipes on your blog!