Tilapia Salad with Arugula and Apples

tilapia, arugula, apples, almonds + lime Dijon dressing

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Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 20 Minutes | Calories: 536 | Category: Paleo, Pescatarian | Allergens: Contains Fish (Tilapia) + Tree Nuts (Almonds). | Good Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C


  • - 10” Non-Stick Sauté Pan
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Microplane or Zester
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Canola Oil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Almonds
  • - Apple Slices
  • - Arugula
  • - Dijon Mustard
  • - Honey
  • - Lime
  • - Tilapia Filets

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

The light apricot and zippy acidity of Albariño is an absolute excellent match for white fish.

Beer Pairings

The lemon and white pepper characteristics of Saisons generally play nice with fish and citrus dishes.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Season tilapia liberally with salt and pepper.

Tilapia Salad with Arugula and Apples - Step 1

2. Cook Fish: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add tilapia and cook (turning once) until cooked through (about 2-3 minutes per side). Let cool slightly before breaking into pieces.

Tilapia Salad with Arugula and Apples - Step 2

3. Zest lime. Cut lime in half. Roughly chop almonds (reserve half for garnish).

Tilapia Salad with Arugula and Apples - Step 3

4. Make Salad Dressing: While tilapia is cooling, add the lime juice, zest, mustard, honey, 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt and teaspoon pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.

Tilapia Salad with Arugula and Apples - Step 4

5. Finish Salad: Add the arugula, apple and almonds to the dressing. Toss to coat.

To Serve: Top salad with the fish pieces. Garnish with the reserved chopped almonds.

Pro Tip:

Try subbing in grilled or sautéed shrimp for the tilapia!


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