Low Carb Sauteed Tilapia With Salsa Over Zoodles

Tammy Brownlow

By
@DoughmesticGoddess

This is a delicious and healthy "pasta" dish. I've replaced regular pasta with zucchini noodles - so good! I hope you enjoy preparing and sharing this dish with your family and friends...with no guilt I might add. Nutrition Information at the bottom of recipe.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Saute

Ingredients

FOR SALSA:

1 c
seeded and diced roma tomatoes
1 small
avocado, diced
1/4 c
finely diced onion
6
spanish olives, sliced
1
jalapeno pepper, finely diced (optional)
1 tsp
minced cilantro leaves
1 tsp
lime juice
4
tilapia fillets
1 tsp
olive oil

FOR SEASONING MIX:

1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
smoky paprika
1/2 tsp
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp
garlic powder

FOR ZUCCHINI NOODLES:

2
medium zucchini
2 clove
garlic minced
1 tsp
olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine ingredients for fresh salsa in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve meal.
2
Combine ingredients for seasoning mix and set aside.
3
Using a vegetable slicer with a spiral cutting attachment make your "noodles". If you do not have this capability, you can use a food processor with a large grating attachment. A manual hand grater will do the job as well - you will just have a different shape zucchini. (:

Place on paper towels or a clean tea towel and cover. Pat to remove as much excess liquid as you can.
4
Heat a large skillet or sautee pan to medium high heat. Add olive oil and then zucchini - toss to coat. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off heat and keep warm. You will salt and pepper just before serving. (if you would like) If you salt the zucchini too soon it will render a lot of liquid.
5
Sprinkle reserved seasoning on both sides of tilapia fillets to taste.
6
Heat a medium skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil. Place fillets in skillet and cook 3-5 minutes until fillet is firm. Turn and cook another 2-3 minutes.
7
To serve:

Place 1/2 cup zucchini on plate. Top with a fillet. Spoon 1/4 cup fresh salsa on top. Enjoy!
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Nutritional Info compiled on caloriecount.com

Calories 246
Calories from Fat 96
Total Fat 10.7g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Potassium 1106mg 32%
Carbohydrates 14.7g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7.4g 30%
Sugars 6.8g
Protein 26.3g

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy