Skip to Content

Mediterranean Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Sauce

Yes, I know, I did a tilapia post a week ago. But, we bought a two-pound bag of individual frozen filets, and there wasn't much else in the freezer. But, I like this recipe, because it's a quick, easy weekday meal. The fish cooks in 15 minutes. I chose to serve it with frozen veggies and cous cous, which are ready even quicker. 

I also like how adaptable the flavors are: the original recipe called for Cajun seasoning (a blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme), but I didn't think it would go well with the lemon and dill flavors in the sauce. I like the Mediterranean seasoning (a blend of rosemary, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon and salt), but many other seasoning blends would work well. 

This recipe makes a generous helping of sauce, depending on the size of your fish filets. If you're not one to drown your fish in sauce, cut back on the sauce ingredients by about a quarter.

Mediterranean Tilapia with Lemon-Dill Sauce
Adapted from
Serves 4


  • 4 tilapia filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Mediterranean seasoning
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 2 teaspoon dried dill)
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. Season both sides of the tilapia with salt, pepper and Mediterranean seasoning. Bake for 15 minutes, or until fish turns opaque. 
  3. While fish is cooking, combine the mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, dill and garlic powder. Serve each filet with a generous spoonful of sauce. 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.