Tilapia with Guac Tomato Salad

I cook just about every night but I forget to tell you that. I’m actually Julia freakin Child if you want to know the truth. I was reminded tonight that she is no longer with us so maybe my reference was not a positive one but let’s consider me the zombie version and move right along!
I like to cook healthy meals for my family. The kinds that are full of protein and vitamins. Yes, that’s important to me. But equally important is using up the items I have in my freezer and frig before they go bad. I often Google things l find in my frig to see what I can find. Tonight’s search was Tilapia with avocado and tomato. I wasn’t entirely pleased with any of the results, but I got some great ideas and I got to concocting. 
Here’s what I came up with and apparently, it was pretty darned good because it was gobbled up at the speed of light. Seriously, these people have no table manners. 
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (please do not use garlic salt unless you want a heart attack)
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon lime juice
Mix that all together and split in half. 
Spread 6 Tilapia fillets in a baking pan and coat with half of the above mixture. Set aside. This really only takes about 10 minutes to bake on 350 so wait until everything else is ready before tossing in the oven.
Guac and tomato salad:
1 tomato deseeded and diced
1 Avocado diced
1 sprig of Cilantro…pluck the leaves and chop
Mix the above in the other half of the marinade and throw in the frig.
The side of veggies add to the health factor and add delicious vitamins to the dish. I used sugar snap peas, small red potatoes, roasted red peppers (from a jar) and steamed them in the same marinade I used on the meat and in the guac salad. Consistency in a meal is key!
Seriously the whole meal took less than an hour to cook (I precooked the potatoes in the oven for an hour so I probably cheated), but other than that, it was easy peasy and apparently quite delicious!

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I need to take lessons from you! Clean home, happy environment, sparkling all the time…and now cooking! Will you please adopt me…or at least be my big sis?!!

  2. Looks yummy! Pinning it so I could try it. Thanks:)

  3. I can’t wait to try this!

  4. Who really has table manners when they are hungry?

  5. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious, Christy!!
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!

  6. clgossett says:

    I just wish my food looked as pretty as yours. At least it tastes good. Thanks!

  7. Looks delicious!

  8. Yum! Tilapia is one of my favorite, it doesn’t have that fishy taste. I love that you finished it off with a guar salad topping. Looking delicious! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats