Pistachio Crusted Tilapia and Peach Salad
Fresh tilapia is coated with pistachio, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese in this Pistachio Crusted Tilapia and Peach Salad! Served with fresh peaches, this salad is the perfect light lunch or dinner to balance your meals.
It’s time for another Mystery Dish post! Our lovely host Andi from The Weary Chef gave us a great list of ingredients to create a recipe from. (FYI: mystery dish = group of bloggers who each month get a list of secret ingredients to create a unique recipe from. We all reveal our creations on the same day) Our ingredients included pistachios, wine, mint, gluten-free flour, red pepper flakes, fish, agave nectar, applesauce, blueberries, parmesan cheese, milk, corn and we were to use at least three.
We don’t usually eat fish in my house because the hubby doesn’t do fish so I knew I HAD to do fish… finally a good excuse! Yes, I am selfish sometimes but a girl gotta get her seafood somehow. This salad!! This pistachio crusted tilapia and peach salad!! It’s pretty awesome and yet so simple. I wanted to use the pistachio to bread the fish and skip using breadcrumbs. Turns out you can and it’s a splendid idea. I made a rub that consisted of finely crushed pistachios, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, chile powder, a dash of jerk seasoning and some salt and pepper. It was just simple and great! The slightly spicy and crunchy fish is perfectly balanced with the sweet and juicy peaches I paired it with.
And why am I giving you salad as you head into Labor Day weekend? Because you will need it come Tuesday after all the grilling that’s about to go on. It’s light and just what you need to get back on track next week!
Pistachio Crusted Tilapia and Peach Salad
Fresh tilapia is coated with pistachio, red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese in this end of summer salad! Served with fresh peaches, this salad is the perfect light lunch or dinner to balance your meals.
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup chopped pistachios
- ½ teaspoon chili pepper (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- A dash of jerk seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 6-ounce fillets of Tilapia
- 1 egg white, beaten
- 2 cups lettuce of choice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1 corn, cooked
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine all the cheese, pistachios, and spices. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towel. Coat each fish fillet in egg white and then cover both sides with spice mixture. Do the same for both filets. Place fish on prepared sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until fish is flaky.
- In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey and salt and pepper to taste. Toss lettuce with dressing in a bowl and serve with fish, peaches and corn.
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Have a safe and happy Labor Day!
This looks too good, Zainab! Love the idea of pistachio-crusted fish and serving it over a salad!
Yum, I love everything about this meal! Tilapia is one of my favorites and the pistachio crust is perfect! Looks amazing with the fresh peaches 🙂
I love tilapia too and I wish I had it more often around here!
Love the taste of the peach with the corn and honey – what a beautiful salad!
I agree!! The corn was the perfect touch 🙂
What a yummy looking salad! I make a pecan crusted chicken that family and friends love…haven’t tried using pistachios yet…I think I just might have to! We all like them here.
Now I want to try your chicken 🙂
wow Zainab this looks amazing! I love parmesan crusted tilapia, I never thought of adding pistachios, this is genius 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous meal! I love the sound of the pistachio crust, and peaches in salad are one of my favorites this time of year! Did the hubby eat it??
Cate he did not! I made a chicken version for him. I tell you this man is the worst when it comes to being a picky eater. PB is the only thing that wins lol!
How fun! I love pistachios and think you made a fantastic choice choosing them to bread the tilapia.
I don’t usually eat fish, but this looks really good, and so does the salad!
Twinsies! We both made crusted tilapia! I can’t wait to try pistachios as part of a coating, I would definitely be traveling out of my comfort zone but it looks like it’d be worth it!
Yes!! Great minds think alike lol! You should definitely try fish again girl 🙂
You’re so funny…yes, you had a great excuse to do fish this time! 🙂 I love this salad — it looks so fresh and light, and the crust on that fish looks amazing!
This looks divine! Love the pistachio crust and the peach salad sounds amazing!
Zainab, love these mystery dish posts and love this salad! and I love Tilapia recipes!! so yummy!