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Grilled Tilapia Foil Dinner

Posted on June 14, 2018 at 3:14 PM by IWLS Dietitians


  • 1 cup chopped summer vegetables (zucchini, peppers, yellow squash, corn, and cherry tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 tilapia filet, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lemon slice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat grill to medium (about 400 degrees).
  2. In a bowl, combine vegetables and pesto and stir until well coated.
  3. Divide vegetable mixture between 4 large sheets of foil.
  4. Top each pile of veggies with a piece of tilapia.
  5. Add a slice of lemon and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Fold sides of foil up to meet in the middle and fold closed, then fold in sides to seal foil packets.
  7. Add foil packets to grill and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Tilapia is done when it is white instead of translucent and flakes easily with a fork.
  9. Drain excess liquid from packets before serving.
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