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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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  • 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; 11 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 378 mg sodium. 831 mg potassium; 12.9 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 24.9 g protein; 757 IU vitamin a iu; 51 mg vitamin c; 87 mcg folate; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 59 mg magnesium;

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This recipe is pretty good. Personally I enjoy this one: Read More
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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