On busy nights, we need a quick and easy meal to get it on the table quickly and easily. Cilantro and Lime Fish is only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes!Jump to Recipe
A simple dinner really doesn’t get easier than Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner. It’s so easy, I couldn’t believe it. This was my husband’s idea for a meal on one of those nights we didn’t take anything out and had no clue what we wanted for dinner.
We have always had tilapia, and that’s what we made this meal with. But I want to start branching out to try new fish soon. I’m picky and don’t like a very fishy-tasting fish, but have been told to try cod next. No matter what fish you like, as long as it’s a light fish, this recipe should work.
This recipe actually came about because we had bought some Zatarain’s brand cilantro-seasoned rice and wanted to try that. Since it had cilantro, Justin figured some type of fish would go well. So we just started cooking. In the end, this ended up using only a few ingredients to make a delicious, simple, quick meal.
Seriously, it’s so simple I only have one step-by-step photo to show. I guess I shouldn’t call it step-by-step then since there’s basically only one step!
Step by Step
Thaw your fish just a little bit. Add it to a warm medium skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil to keep it from sticking. Squirt a bit of lime juice on the fish and sprinkle with cilantro on both sides.
Cook for a few minutes on each side until the fish is done. Serve with some rice and pico de gallo if you have it.
Originally Published On: April 20, 2018
Last Updated On: January 15, 2020
Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner
- 2 fish fillets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tsp cilantro
- Thaw fish according to package
- In a medium skillet, over medium heat, warm the olive oil
- Place fish in the pan and pour lime juice on top
- Sprinkle with cilantro on both sides
- Cook until fish is done, turning at least once
- Serve with pico de gallo or cilantro-flavored rice
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
44 thoughts on “Super Simple Cilantro and Lime Fish Dinner”
Tilipia was not a fish I had experienced until visiting my daughter who use to live in California. She had some and fixed it for us. Wonder white meat and great tasting. Not expensive. Will enjoy trying your recipe.
Tilapia is an easy fish to work with. It’s the only one I really like since it isn’t too fishy.
My husband loves tilapia, I’ll be trying this version soon! Cilantro and lime are a great flavor combination!
This is such an easy meal, but it tastes so good!
Nice post, it’s looks delicious 😉
Thank you! It’s such a yummy dinner.
This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it, I am always looking for simple recipes.
This one is definitely a simple recipe!
This looks delicious, I will have to try it for the kids 🙂
The flavor is so yummy, but simple enough that the kids like it, too.
I love fresh and light meals like this, so delicious!
Me, too. Especially when they are so easy to make!
This looks like something I may cook tonight! We are doing better at getting healthier ideas and this fits right in!
Yes, this one is a very healthy and easy meal to make. I hope you enjoy!
Honestly a person couldn’t ask for a more healthy and simple dinner to make and enjoy. If only people knew how easy fish is to fix and serve.
It’s so true! I could do with remembering that and making it more often myself.
The pictures are so tempting delicious looking. We love fish dishes, will try this for our dinner tonight. Yay!
Fish can be so easy to make, and so quick! It’s a perfect dinner, I hope you enjoy!
Mmm this is such a balanced, healthy meal to make for the family! Looks very yummy 🙂
I agree, it’s a great one and one that we all enjoyed here.
I love cilantro and this looks super yummy and simple. Thank you for sharing! Saving!
I’ve noticed people either love or hate cilantro, so I’m glad to hear you love it and can enjoy this wonderful easy meal!
This looks super yummy! I love fish and I am always looking for new recipes!
Fish is just so easy to work with and almost as versatile as chicken!
This sounds so yummy. I don’t like cilantro but I would just switch that out for parsley. I love that your husband gives you so many ideas for making a great meal.
Parsley would work so well for this too! That’s usually my go-to herb, but since we had the cilantro lime rice we wanted it to go with that.
Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!
I hope you and your family enjoy it, this is such an easy recipe!
The dish looks so delicious! I will try this out! Thanks for your recipe!
Awesome, happy to share it!
When I cook up dinner for my parents this would be perfect. Low in sodium, high in protein and delicious. I will have to try this out.
And don’t forget it’s super easy to make, too!
This sounds like a great meal for weekdays when we are in a rush… and we all love fish too!
That’s exactly the type of day when we come up with these recipes. Especially the ones that my son has clubs after school, then home for an hour, then back to the school for Cub Scouts!
Delish! I love simple fish recipes that enhance the flavor of the fish instead of overpowering it!. This one looks like it is right up my alley!
This is definitely a simple one, and as you said, not too much so you can taste everything 🙂
That is exactly how i cook fish all the time, with lime and cilantro…It is so delicious, I love it.
It’s such a great combination for fish, and so easy!
This is right up my other half’s street, he loves any kind of seafood. No doubt he will give this a go x
My husband does, too. And this is such a simple meal, it doesn’t take long to make at all.
This looks so yummy! My kids will love this!
It’s such a great dinner! I hope you enjoy.
Oh this looks so yummy! I need to try this recipe out – it looks like a great weeknight meal.
We love quick and easy meals like this for those crazy busy weeknights.