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Oven Baked Spiced Tilapia with Herb Tahini sauce & Tomato Salsa

tilapia with pico and cream on top

Hi everyone! Who is excited for Thanksgiving this Thursday? Ill be spending it with family and I am in charge of all desserts which I am totally excited about ­čÖé

So, growing up I never enjoyed eating fish. The only seafood I would actually eat was shrimp but now I enjoy scallops, salmon, and TILAPIA! Tilapia is actually one of my favorites because it is what my mom’s choice of fish to cook for us for dinner. Now, I do the same for my husband and I. ­čÖé This oven baked spiced tilapia with cilantro tahini sauce & tomato salsa is literally the ultimate dish. It is a tad spicy yet refreshing but also creamy from the sauce. I am positive you all will love it!

Servings: approx. 10 pieces

Time: 40 minutes



2 lb package of frozen tilapia (approx. 10 pieces of tilapia)

1 tbsp all spice

1 teaspoon citric acid

2 tablespoon of garlic powder

Salt & Pepper to taste

4 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp cumin


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a sprayed baking pan, place the tilapia in the pan. Combine everything else in a small bowl and mix together. Pour that mixture slowly over the tilapia making sure to coat the tilapia more than the pan itself.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. I also sliced a zucchini and baked it with the fish as well just to get more veggies in to my dish. That is totally optional though.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon on top while fish is still warm and Enjoy!

Tomato Salsa

2 Roma tomatoes finely diced

1/2 a small red onion finely diced

1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno

1-2 tbsp olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 teaspoon sumac

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Place all the vegetable ingredients in a bowl and then add the olive oil, salt & pepper, sumac and lemon juice. Then mix all together.

Herb Tahini Sauce


1 cup of cilantro or parsley

1/4 a jalapeno for spice (optional)

1/2 a lemon’s juice

2 tbsp tahini

Salt & Pepper to taste

1/4 cup water to thin it out

Pinch of cumin

Pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Place all this in a Food processor and mix till smooth.



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  1. Assalamualaikum Heifa,
    I never usually comment online but wanted to leave a special mention for you since your recipes are always on point! Everything I have ever tried from your page has been delicious. Please keep up the good work and know that you have lots of admirers all over the world!
    Love from London xxx

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