Traditionally, ceviche is raw fish that's “cooked” by marinating it in acidic citrus juice. Here we quickly poach the tilapia then marinate it with fresh herbs, lime juice and crunchy vegetables for an easy summer dinner. Make it a meal: Serve with warm corn tortillas.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007




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Instructions Checklist
  • Place tilapia in a medium skillet. Cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place jalapeno to taste in a small bowl and whisk in lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, oregano and salt. Transfer the tilapia to a large, shallow, nonreactive dish with a slotted spoon and pour the lime juice mixture over the top. Add bell pepper, tomato, onion and olives; gently mix to combine. (It's OK if the tilapia breaks apart.) Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and avocado just before serving.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 24.9g 50% DV; carbohydrates 12.9g 4% DV; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 3.8g; fat 11g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 56.7mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 757.4IU 15% DV; vitamin c 50.7mg 84% DV; folate 86.7mcg 22% DV; calcium 37.1mg 4% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 58.9mg 21% DV; potassium 831.4mg 23% DV; sodium 378.4mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
supposed to be for 4 - the two of us ate the whole thing! we added fresh corn off the cob and it was fantastic. i will make it again for guests this weekend Pros: Tasty fresh light complex Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe is pretty good. Personally I enjoy this one: Read More