Oven Baked Tilapia With Pesto

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 1
Oven Baked Tilapia With Pesto
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2 fillet Tilapia
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
8 medium spear(s) Asparagus
1 cup Basil, fresh (pesto)
1 clove(s) Garlic (pesto)
1 tbsp Pine nuts, dried (pesto)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (pesto)
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil (pesto)


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

2. Lightly oil a cookie sheet and place the asparagus and tilapia on it.

3. Cover the surface of the fish evenly with the pesto.

Basil Pesto:

  • In a food processor combine all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Add water or oil depending on how thin or thick you like your pesto.

4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish is opaque. Serve with additional pesto if desired.


  • Scale the pesto recipe to make extra for meal planning or to use in other dishes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 723
Calories from fat 495
Calories from saturated fat 73
Total Fat 55 g
Saturated Fat 8.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 36 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 2492 mg
Potassium 1133 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.6 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Protein 51 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.5
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 1.8

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