Tilapia With Olive Salsa and Spinach Orzo

Tilapia With Olive Salsa and Spinach Orzo Image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Tilapia With Olive Salsa and Spinach Orzo Image

The chunky Kalamata olive salsa adds a welcome touch of freshness to this tilapia dish. Use the same salsa recipe to top pan-fried chicken or spread on crusty bread as an appetizer on another night. Serve with lemon wedges.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tilapia fillets (about 1 lb/450 g total), halved lengthwise
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
Olive Salsa:
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomato diced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
Spinach Orzo:
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomato quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Method

Olive Salsa: In small bowl, combine tomatoes with olives, parsley and oil.

Spinach Orzo: In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook orzo according to package directions; drain and set aside.

In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Stir into orzo. Stir in tomatoes, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper; cook until fish flakes easily with fork, about 3 minutes per side.

Top fish with salsa; serve with orzo.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 341 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 355.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 781 mg
  • Cholesterol 64 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 37 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 56.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 68.0
  • Vitamin C 27.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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