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Tilapia with Cilantro Pesto (Tilapia a la Plancha con Pesto de Cilantro)

Erica Dinho
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 766 kcal


  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh cilantro
  • cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • Place the cilantro, pine nuts, garlic in a food processor. Puree, add the cheese and process. With the food processor running add the olive oil. Process until combined.
  • Place the fillets in a dish and pour the lime juice over the fish, cover and refrigerate. Let the fish marinate for 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat and sauté the fish approximately 4 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with cilantro pesto on top.


Calories: 766kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 39gFat: 68gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 229mgPotassium: 676mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 888IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 130mgIron: 2mg
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