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Easy Skillet Tilapia Veracruz

Mild Tilapia is cooked with spicy salsa and briny olives, making a delicious skillet fish dinner that is incredibly flavorful.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 4 6 ounces mild white fish fillets I used tilapia
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup sliced spanish olives
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 fresh lime juice and zest
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped


  • In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Season the tilapia and place in the skillet. Saute for 3 minutes and then gently flip. If the fish is not flipping over, allow 1 more minute to cook before flipping.
  • Add in the salsa, green olives, and zest of the lime. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 6-7 minutes or until fish is cooked through. 
  • Finish with the juice of the lime and cilantro. 


Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1172mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg