Tilapia With Peppers and Olives


A welcomed addition to the weeknight rotation.

Tilapia with peppers and olives served on white plate
Photo: Jose Picayo
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 serves

Here, vitamin-rich tilapia offers the perfect base for a healthy, quick weeknight dinner. Blending the satisfying briny goodness of olives with the sweetness of sautéed peppers and onion, this is one flavor-packed combo that leaves plenty of room for adding your own spin to the dish. Serve with a rice pilaf, steamed veg, or creamy pasta on the side for an extra hearty hug of comfort.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 6-ounce tilapia fillets

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup pitted green olives

  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Season the fish with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a second large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Cook the peppers and onion, stirring often, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Stir the olives, parsley, lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper into the vegetables. Serve with the fish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
13g Fat
8g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Protein 35g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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