Grilled Tilapia With Pineapple Salsa

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Pampered Chef recipe that utilizes packaged taco seasoning for the fish and a simple pineapple salsa or pico de gallo. You could substitute any other fish that holds together well when grilling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons garlic oil (or olive oil)
  • 4 boneless skinless tilapia fillets (about 4.25 oz. each)
  • Pineapple Salsa

  • 12 medium pineapple
  • 14 small red onion
  • 1 serrano pepper (or jalapeno if you want less heat)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime


  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. As pan heats, peel pineapple half; cut lengthwise into two pieces and remove core. Slice each pineapple piece lengthwise into three strips. Arrange strips in a single layer over grill pan; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until grill marks appear. Set aside. While pineapple cooks, chop onion and cut pepper in half lengthwise -- remove and discard seeds. Chop chile and cilantro. Combine onion, pepper, cilantro and salt in a small bowl. Zest the lime to measure 1 teaspoons zest and juice lime to measure 1 tablespoons juice. Add both to onion mixture; mix well.
  2. Whisk taco seasoning mix and oil in a bowl. Add tilapia; turn to coat. Place two tilapia fillets on grill pan. Cook 2 minutes or until grill marks appear. Turn tilapia over; cook 2 minutes or until tilapia flakes easily with a fork. Remove tilapia from pan. Wipe out pan and repeat with remaining fillets.
  3. As tilapia cooks, chop pineapple and add to onion mixture; mix well. Top tilapia with pineapple salsa.
Most Helpful

Delicious!...I used the Serrano pepper...I did cut the recipe in half but used the whole pepper...I have a problem with grilling tilapia (it seems to stick) so I just used my cast iron pan...I also used leftover pineapple chunks instead of a whole pineapple so no grill marks on either the fish or the pineapple...but the flavors were outstanding...I felt that the taco seasoning got a little lost with all the yummy salsa ingredients...but the dish as a's a keeper...made for FYC tag game...

teresas July 11, 2015

This tilapia recipe is tasty, summer dish. The taco seasoning and oil made a beautiful glaze on the tilapia. The salsa added a sweet heat. These flavors were fantastic together.

Miss Fannie June 04, 2013