Baked Lemon Sage Tilapia

Amie Valpone

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

With its mild flavor and delicate texture, tilapia is a popular fish enjoyed by even those who “don’t like fish.” In this simple recipe, tender filets are brushed with zesty Dijon mustard, drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with fresh sage before being baked to flaky, flavorful perfection. Serve with a fresh greens salad for a quick-and-healthy dinner on a busy weeknight.

Baked Lemon Sage Tilapia

Serves 4


2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 tilapia fillets, (6 oz. each)
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh sage
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Nonstick cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Lay fish onto the baking dish; spread Dijon on top of each fillet, then drizzle fish with lemon juice and sprinkle with sage, lemon zest, sea salt and pepper.

3. Bake for 15 minutes or until fish is completely cooked.

4. Remove from oven; serve warm.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!