Almond Crusted Tilapia

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Skip the fish fry. This almond crusted tilapia recipe will give you that crispy bite without the extra fat and calories that come with a deep fryer. Tilapia is a mild white fish that serves as a very lean source of protein. Using ground almonds in the batter results in a unique flavor and provides heart-healthy benefits.

Round out this tilapia dish with our Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing. For another way to make tilapia, see our Simply Sautéed Lemon Tilapia recipe.

Almond Crusted Tilapia

Avoid the extra fat with this Almond Crusted Tilapia that's quick and easy to make and has a unique flavor you are sure to love.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Seafood
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 281kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 16 ounces tilapia fillets (4 fillets)
  • 1/4 cup almonds raw
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg white large, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • kosher or sea salt to taste


  • In a food processor pulse almonds, cornmeal, cayenne, and black pepper, until ingredients are combined and almonds are minced, while still having a slight amount of texture. Dip filets in egg white, coat both sides with almond mixture. Using your hands, press coating onto filets.
  • Add oil to a large skillet, on medium-high heat, sear filets on both sides until golden and can easily flake with a fork. Remove filets from the skillet and pat with a paper towel to remove excess oil.


Serving: 1each | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6

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2 Comments on "Almond Crusted Tilapia"

  1. Madeleine  August 13, 2019

    Can this be baked?

    • Nichole Furlong  August 17, 2019

      Yes! This can definitely be baked!


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