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Grilled Tilapia

This tasty grilled tilapia recipe uses an easy marinade to make it perfectly flakey, with additional seasonings making it your new favorite summer seafood.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating Time, up to 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 299 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs tilapia fillets
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Place tilapia in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Make the marinade by combining the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour over tilapia and marinate for 30 minutes to an hour, turning halfway through.
  • Prepare the grill by lightly oiling the cooking grates and heating the grill to high heat, about 450º to 500º.
  • In a small bowl, make the seasoning mix by combining the garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, oregano, paprika, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Place fish on a plate and pour remaining marinade over the fish. Sprinkle the seasoning mix on one side of the fish.
  • Place fish diagonally across the cooking grates, seasoned side up. Grill for about 4 minutes, turning when fish begins to pull away from the grate. Turn and grill about 4 minutes on the other side or until fish begins to flake.


Tip: Grill plates can also be used if your grill bars are too far apart for small fillets.


Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 35gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 1253mgPotassium: 551mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 283IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 2mg