Blackened Tilapia Salad

Serving: 2,
Preparation time: 30 minutes



  • 2 tilapia filets (7-8 oz each)
  • blackening seasoning (traditional blackened redfish preferred)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 6 cups lettuce (red and green butter lettuce blend preferred)
  • 2 oz sliced cooked hot Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vineagar
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella

This light and fresh dish is quick, easy, and packed with flavor.

Mix lettuce, red onion, and mozzarella in a large bowl. Add extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine.

Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter in pan and ensure bottom is evenly coated. Add tilapia and cook approximately 3 minutes per side until fish is browned and cooked through.

Makes two servings; plate tilapia on top of salad.

Note: This recipe makes 2 servings of a full lean and green meal on the OptaVia 5 & 1 Optimal Health Plan.