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Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing

I seldom rave about the food that I make. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy most of what I cook. But only a few dishes make me say, "Wow!" 

This dish is one of those few. If you enjoy Asian cuisine, then I think you'd enjoy this dish, too. The ginger and the soy sauce lend a subtle Asian flavor to the dressing. Tilapia has such a mild flavor on its own, this dressing really stand out. 

The thin fish fillets cook very quickly — keep an eye on them, so they don't overcook. And because they cook so quickly, this meal is ideal for a busy weeknight. I chose to serve the fish with quick-cooking sides, whole wheat cous cous and roasted asparagus.

Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing
Slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Serves 4


  • 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, green onions, honey, soy sauce and fresh ginger in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper. Saute the tilapia fillets until fish is opaque (about three minutes on each side). 
  3. Serve each fish fillet topped with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. 

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