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

Almond Crusted Tilapia

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 filet | Calories: 281 | Total Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 57 mg | Sodium: 80 mg | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 28 g | SmartPoints(Freestyle): 6


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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 skillet and pat with a paper towel to remove excess oil.

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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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