Baked Tilapia with Homemade Blood Orange Salsa

Amy Clevenger

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Salsa calls to mind the color red, but it typically comes from tomatoes, not exotic citrus fruit. But blood oranges make a juicy, tempting topping for tilapia when combined with other tortilla dip-friendly ingredients like finely chopped red onion, spicy bits of jalapeno and creamy avocado chunks. Make this creative fish dish for a meal that has loads of gourmet flair, without a lot of fuss.

Blood Orange Salsa with Baked Tilapia

Baked Tilapia with Homemade Blood Orange Salsa


4 tilapia filets
Salt-free lime seasoning or seasoning of choice
1 avocado, chopped
2 blood oranges, peeled/chopped
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1 to 2 tsp. minced jalapeno peppers
Tbsp. agave
Juice of ½ lime


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and arrange tilapia filets on sheet. Sprinkle filets with seasoning.
  3. Bake filets for 20 minutes or until done to your liking.
  4. While tilapia is baking, combine remaining ingredients in large bowl and stir to combine. Let sit for at least five minutes for flavors to combine.
  5. Top tilapia with salsa and serve.