Lemon Garlic Tilapia Recipe

Looking for a light, flavorful, and fast dish to serve for dinner? Our Lemon Garlic Tilapia recipe is here to save the day! This delicious and healthy meal is perfect for busy weeknights when you need something quick and satisfying. Tilapia is a lean source of protein that is low in calories and saturated fats, making it an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a healthy heart and manage their weight. The addition of fresh lemon juice not only adds a burst of citrusy flavor but also provides a dose of vitamin C, which is essential for supporting a strong immune system and overall well-being. Garlic, known for its numerous health benefits, adds a flavorful kick to the dish while offering anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. By incorporating tilapia into your diet, you’re making a smart choice for heart health and overall wellness.

For a complete and balanced meal, consider pairing this delicious fish with nutritious sides like steamed broccoli, brown rice, quinoa, or a mixed green salad tossed with a light vinaigrette. These options will complement the flavors of the tilapia while adding an extra boost of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to your plate. So why not treat yourself to a nutritious and delicious meal tonight? Bon appétit!

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Servings: 4


  • 4 Tilapia fillets
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted 
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • Pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Rinse tilapia fillets under cool water and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Place tilapia fillets in the prepared baking dish. Pour lemon juice over the fillets, then drizzle the melted butter on top. Sprinkle with garlic, parsley, and pepper. You can also add slices of lemon on top of the fillets before baking.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the fish is white and flakes when pulled apart with a fork, about 30 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your fillets, the time may need to be reduced.


  • You may substitute 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil for the melted butter. You may add salt to your level of taste if you prefer.
  • Original recipe and image adapted from AllRecipes.com
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