Air Fryer Tilapia – Quick and Healthy Dinner Idea

by Veronika Berastsen

Quick and Easy Dinner Idea- Air Fryer Tilapia

This air fryer tilapia is juicy and full of flavor for your dinner plate. I served it with air fryer potatoes and a green salad. I will be sharing all 3 recipes in this blog to make dinner plan easy for you. This is a healthy 30 minute meal. This dinner was a hit at my house and I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as we did.

Pro Tips for Air fryer Tilapia

In order to have the fish perfect, not too dry and rubbery and not undercooked there are a few tips I would like to share.

  1. If you made the potatoes in the air fryer first, the air fryer will be very well preheated and the fish will be done in 8 minutes.
  2. Cooking the tilapia first it will take a little bit longer especially if the fish is still frozen. If the fish is frozen cook it for about 15 mins. Check it with a fork to see if the inside of the fish is white and flaky then it is ready. If you see some pink in it then add 1 minute at a time. If the fish is done, it will be 145 degrees F internally.
  3. Yes you can cook this fish frozen.

What to serve tilapia with:

This fish is so versatile, you can serve it with rice, potatoes, or just a salad. Something that is very simple so the tilapia can be the star of the show. This is a great and easy way to add greens to your dinner place.

Ingredients:

For the Tilapia you will need-

  • 1-2 pieces of tilapia per person
  • old bay seasoning
  • avocado oil
  • butter

For the Potatoes you will need-

  • potatoes
  • salt
  • avocado oil

For the Salad you will need-

  • baby arugula
  • garden cucumbers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stick of celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 leaf of collard  (optional)

For the Tilapia you will need-

  • 1-2 pieces of tilapia per person
  • old bay seasoning
  • avocado oil
  • butter

For the Potatoes you will need-

  • potatoes
  • salt
  • avocado oil

For the Salad you will need-

  • baby arugula
  • garden cucumbers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stick of celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 leaf of collard  (optional)

Arugula is a leafy green that has a tart, peppery taste.  It has a high nutritional value. It is very high in folate and Vitamin K, A, C, calcium, magnesium and manganese.

Equipment:

 Instructions:

  1. I would suggest to cook potatoes first before the fish so that the air fryer will be hot and the fish will be done in 7 mins.
  2. Dice the potatoes, salt, add avocado oil. Place in air fryer for 15 mins or until desired roast at 385 degrees F.
  3. Spray tilapia with avocado oil (or olive oil) and season the tilapia with old bay seasoning on both sides.
  4. Cook the tilapia in the air fryer after the potatoes for 8 minutes at 385 degrees F.
  5. Next, make the salad while the fish is cooking. In a bowl mix arugula, collard (chopped), chopped celery, diced tomato, sliced cucumbers.
  6. Season salad with salt and pepper.
  7. Put everything on a plate and enjoy a healthy, hearty dinner.

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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • For the Tilapia you will need-
  • 1-2 pieces of tilapia per person
  • old bay seasoning
  • avocado oil
  • butter
  • For the Potatoes you will need-
  • potatoes
  • salt
  • avocado oil
  • For the Salad you will need-
  • baby arugula
  • garden cucumbers
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 stick of celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 leaf of collard  (optional)

Instructions

  1. I would suggest to cook potatoes first before the fish so that the air fryer will be hot and the fish will be done in 7 mins.
  2. Dice the potatoes, salt, add avocado oil. Place in air fryer for 15 mins or until desired roast at 385 degrees F.
  3. Spray tilapia with avocado oil (or olive oil) and season the tilapia with old bay seasoning on both sides.
  4. Cook the tilapia in the air fryer after the potatoes for 8 minutes at 385 degrees F.
  5. Next, make the salad while the fish is cooking. In a bowl mix arugula, collard (chopped), chopped celery, diced tomato, sliced cucumbers.
  6. Season salad with salt and pepper.
  7. Put everything on a plate and enjoy a healthy, hearty dinner.

Notes

In order to have the fish perfect, not too dry and rubbery and not undercooked there are a few tips I would like to share. If you made the potatoes in the air fryer first, the air fryer will be very well preheated and the fish will be done in 8 minutes. Cooking the tilapia first it will take a little bit longer especially if the fish is still frozen. If the fish is frozen cook it for about 15 mins. Check it with a fork to see if the inside of the fish is white and flaky then it is ready. If you see some pink in it then add 1 minute at a time. If the fish is done, it will be 145 degrees F internally. Yes you can cook this fish frozen.

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