Crusted Tilapia with Orange Jalapeno Salsa

Crusted Tilapia with Orange Jalapeno Salsa
I’m definitely ready for summer, and this dish tastes just like it!  It’s a very simple dinner bursting with juicy, fruity, spicy flavors.  The salsa takes a little while to make, but it is sooooo worth it.  It makes the whole dish.  It also keeps really well in a container in the fridge for a few days and is delicious with blue corn chips!  Regardless of if you make the tilapia, make this salsa!

Orange Jalapeno Salsa


Crusted Tilapia with Orange Jalapeno Salsa (Serves 4)

Adapted from How Sweet It Is


  • 4 fresh (or thawed) tilapia filets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or any flour will do)
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • the zest of 2 oranges, 1 lime and 1 lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten

 Orange Jalapeno Salsa Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges, segmented and chopped
  • 1 clementine, segmented and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • pinch of salt
  • Combine all ingredients together and mix. Let sit for 30 minutes so the flavors marry. Yum!


  • Make the salsa!
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top, and spray the wire rack with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, add bread crumbs, flour, citrus zest and pinch of salt.
  • In another bowl, lightly beat egg whites.
  • Season each piece of tilapia with salt and pepper.
  • Dip each piece of tilapia in beaten egg whites, then coat with citrus breadcrumbs, pressing to adhere.
  • Place on the wire rack and spray lightly with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden.


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