Dijon-Herb Tilapia close up on a white plate with a salad next to it (with logo overlay)

Dijon-Herb Tilapia

Enjoy this light tilapia recipe made with a delicious dijon-herb topping and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. A perfect meal in 20 minutes.

I’m not a big fan of seafood, so we don’t eat it very often. And the only fish I like is tilapia (probably because it doesn’t taste very fishy). So when I find recipes that are for salmon or other fish, I usually try it with tilapia instead. Dijon-Herb Tilapia was originally a salmon recipe.

I used tilapia instead of salmon. I also realized that, since tilapia is not as thick of a fish as salmon usually is, I had to adjust my cooking times. And the amount of everything else. So, again, this started as an idea from a recipe I saw. Then it was changed a lot for ourselves.

If you are a fan of salmon, then make the recipe just as I have it. Switch the fish out, and add a few more minutes to your baking time to allow the fish to cook all the way through.

The trick to this recipe is adding the crumb topping to the fish in the last few minutes. Otherwise, it would burn before the fish cooks.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Arrange the fish on the paper and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake the fish for about 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets.

Three uncooked tilapia fillets on a piece of parchment paper

In a small bowl, combine the panko, parsley, oil, thyme, and Dijon mustard.

Herb mixture in a stainless steel bowl

Remove the fish from the oven and switch it to the broiler setting. Spoon the panko mixture over the fish. Broil for about 1-2 minutes. You want the topping to get brown and crispy.

Two fillets of tilapia covered with herb mixture on a piece of parchment paper

While the fish is under the broiler, stir together the yogurt, dill, milk, and vinegar.

Close up of dijon-herb sauce in a stainless steel bowl

Serve the yogurt sauce over the fish or on the side.

Dijon-Herb Tilapia close up on a white plate with a salad next to it (vertical)


Originally Published On: December 3, 2017

Last Updated On: May 11, 2019

Dijon-Herb Tilapia close up on a white plate with a salad next to it

Dijon-Herb Tilapia

Enjoy this light tilapia recipe made with a delicious dijon-herb topping and served with a creamy yogurt sauce. A perfect meal in 20 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dijon mustard, dill, seafood, tilapia
Servings: 2 servings
4.78 from 9 votes


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 1 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the fish on the pan
  • Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until fish is done
  • Set oven to broiler
  • In a small bowl combine panko, parsley, oil, thyme, and Dijon
  • Spoon panko mixture over the fish
  • Broil for 1-2 minutes, until topping is browned
  • Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, dill, milk, and vinegar together
  • Serve fish with yogurt mixture on top or on the side
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Nutrition Facts
Dijon-Herb Tilapia
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 534mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 3.8mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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48 thoughts on “Dijon-Herb Tilapia”

  1. Funny, we’re the opposite 🙂 We usually default to salmon because it’s more widely available here. We do see tilapia, and this is an excellent recipe to try. Looks delicious!

  2. I’ve been trying to incorporate more fish into my diet, but it’s tough because I don’t have many recipes and don’t know how to make it. I will give this one a try!

  3. Good tip about adding the breading at the last minute. I love tilapia but my husband can’t stand fish, except Sea Bass. Maybe I could try it with that.

  4. This looks super healthy! I am always stuck for ideas to make fish more tasty and yum, and this looks like the perfect way! I actually bought some earlier today so I will give this a go tonight!

  5. My husband is always asking me for some new fish dishes and we both love Tilapia. I have this recipe bookmarked to try out this weekend!

  6. I love seafood. However living landlocked it’s not great and so we rarely getting it. I would be so curious of the tilapia would be good. It’s one fish I haven’t really tried.

  7. Tilapia is one of my favorites when it comes to making fish for my family. I love it with a mustard glaze, so I am sure that I would love this!

  8. Fran Jorgensen

    I was inspired by your recipe last night and I tried something similar to this technique with chicken. I will be heading over to the market to get some fish today so I will try it tonight!

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