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Grilled Tilapia with Sofrito

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    26 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    6 minutes


Sofrito, a flavorful mix of onions, peppers, tomatoes, and garlic, is the perfect companion to the mild taste of tilapia. Serve with a loaf of crusty Natures Place Organic Artisan Bread and a salad of Inspirations Baby Spinach drizzled with vinaigrette for the perfect summer meal. Leftover sofrito makes a great dip for tortilla chips. Recipe may be halved.
1 medium sweet onion, peeled and quartered
1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 8 pieces
1 medium tomato, quartered
3 garlic cloves, peeled
4 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt
1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves
3 (8-oz.) tilapia fillets
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional)
Grilled Tilapia with Sofrito


1. Preheat grill to medium-high. While grill heats, prepare sofrito. Put onion, bell pepper, tomato, and garlic in bowl of a food processor or blender; pulse until diced. Add olive oil, and pulse for 5 to 10 seconds, until ingredients become a chunky purie. Add salt and cilantro and pulse until blended. Transfer sofrito to a medium serving bowl and set aside.
2. Prepare tilapia. Brush fillets with olive oil and grill for 3 minutes on each side over direct heat, or until slightly charred and just opaque in the center. Place fillets on serving platter and sprinkle with black pepper. Top with 3 Tbsp. sofrito and serve immediately, with avocado on the side if desired.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2009


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 310 kcal (16%)
Calories from Fat 81 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 9 g (14%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (10%)
Cholesterol 115 mg (38%)
Sodium 380 mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrates 11 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 2 g (8%)
Protein 47 g (78%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a