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Mango Chile Tilapia is just bursting with flavor! Tilapia is marinated with a spicy habanero mango glaze and topped with a fresh mango avocado salsa. 

Close up of Mango Chile Tilapia topped with mango avocado salsa.

Are you ready for an easy fish dinner that will knock your socks off? This Mango Chile Tilapia is bursting with flavor and, bonus points, it’s also super healthy! This is a great way to dress up cheaper white fish filets like tilapia. It’s bright and vibrant both in presentation and flavor. And that habanero gives you a kick of heat. It’s a party in your mouth.

This recipe is perfect for warm weather. It can easily be made indoors on the stovetop using a skillet or grill pan, or you can take it outside and cook it on the grill to add another layer of smoky flavor. The mango avocado salsa is delicious enough to eat it on its own. This could easily be served up with a side salad or on a bed of rice.

Mango and avocado salsa on a tilapia filet

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Mango and avocado salsa on a tilapia filet
Mango Chile Tilapia is just bursting with flavor! Tilapia is marinated with a spicy habanero mango glaze and topped with a fresh mango avocado salsa.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 mango peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tilapia filets
  • salt to taste


  • 1 mango peeled and diced
  • 1 avocado peeled pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
  • In a food processor or blender, combine mango, habanero, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and olive oil. Puree until smooth.
  • Season tilapia lightly with salt. Pour or brush glaze over tilapia. Marinate, if desired, for up to 30 minutes.
  • Make salsa by combining mango, avocado, and onion in a small bowl. Gently stir in cilantro, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes and salt to taste. Set aside.
  • Cook tilapia in a heavy skillet over medium high heat until cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Serve fish hot topped with mango salsa.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 45.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mango Chile Tilapia
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