Baked Herb Tilapia


Tilapia is an inexpensive fish that’s easy to prepare, and its mild flavor is a blank slate. Shake on a few spices, put it in the oven for 15 minutes, and you’re done! I served this to dinner guests with sauteed vegetables and a mashed squash-potato mix.

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet, and this recipe is foolproof. Buy a bunch of fillets when they’re on sale, freeze them in zip-top bags, and pull one out the night before you want to bake it. I used Italian herbs here, but cumin, ginger, or coriander would also be wonderful.


  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • dried thyme
  • sea salt



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and cover with olive oil spray.
  2. Place the fish on the baking sheet and cover with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with the herbs and salt.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes for 1 to 4 fillets. For more than 4 fillets, add an additional 3 to 5 minutes to the baking time, until the fish is opaque throughout.


Serves 2. Active time 10 minutes; total time 25 to 30 minutes.



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