Dinner,  Ramadan

Oven Baked Spiced Tilapia with Herb Tahini sauce & Tomato Salsa

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 🙂

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. 🙂 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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