Recipe: Skinny Tilapia Lettuce Wraps




Skinny Tilapia Lettuce Wraps

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 2 lettuce wraps


1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, diced

1 serrano pepper, seeded and diced (or jalapeño pepper)

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 pounds tilapia fillets

2 cups diced tomatoes

¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro

juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)

¼ teaspoon salt

black pepper, to taste

8 large Romaine lettuce leaves

1 avocado, [peeled|] and thinly sliced

1 cup red cabbage, shredded


light sour cream

*Optional ingredients not included in nutritional calculations.


    Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil, onions, serrano pepper, and garlic, cooking for 2-4 minutes or until the onions begin to soften.

    Add the fish to the skillet, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until all of the fish turns white and flakes easily with a fork.

    Turn the heat down to low, and break the tilapia up with a fork or spatula in the skillet. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper and gently stir together cooking an additional 3-4 minutes.

    Scoop ⅓ cup of the tilapia mixture into each Romaine leaf and evenly top with the red cabbage and avocado slices. Garnish with an optional dollop of light sour cream and additional lime wedge for serving.

    Each lettuce wrap is 4 ounces of tilapia, 2 tablespoons of red cabbage, and ¼ of the avocado. Serve 2 lettuce wraps with optional light sour cream, as desired.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (2 lettuce wraps)

Calories: 359

Calories from fat: 114

Fat: 13g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 114mg

Sodium: 281mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Fiber: 6g

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 49g

SmartPoints: 6

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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