Top-down view of Lemon Rosemary Tilapia on a marbled plate with salad beside it on a grey marbled surface with a towel and glass of water

Lemon Rosemary Tilapia

Quick and easy recipe for tilapia covered with a lemon rosemary rub and a side salad with lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fish, lemon, rosemary, seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 506kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • lettuce for side salad

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • pepper to taste


  • In a medium pan, heat olive oil over medium heat until warm
  • Add fish to pan and season with lemon juice and rosemary
  • Meanwhile, whisk all ingredients for the lemon vinaigrette together 
  • When the fish is almost done, sprinkle with lemon zest and cover with sliced lemon
  • Serve the fish warm with a side salad drizzled with lemon vinaigrette or use the vinaigrette on the fish


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Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 587mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 37.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.9mg