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Bruschetta Tilapia (Fish) Recipe

Bruschetta Tilapia (Fish) Recipe

(Here is a sneak peak recipe from my upcoming healthy e-cookbook)

I don’t know about you, but I TOTALLY over-indulged on heavy, comfort foods over the holidays. I’m talking Klump-style over-indulged.

So we’re gonna be keeping it a lil light around here over the next few weeks. Now if you see a chocolate french silk pie recipe pop up, don’t judge me okay. We all have our weaknesses.

I made this bruschetta tilapia for dinner last week(served it up  with some bangin’ couscous and mixed salad greens) and we really enjoyed it. I’m trying to incorporate more fish into our diets and the mild taste of tilapia was perfect.

bruschetta tilapia fish recipe

The fresh tomatoes, bold basil, savory garlic, and vermont cheese are such an amazing foursome! This meal was light, fresh, and filling. Best of all, it was healthy and easy to make.

You can drain off the juice created by the tomatoes if you want to but I used it as a salad dressing on my salad.

Alternative Method: You can also pan fry the fish and then top with the tomato basil. Sprinkle on the cheese and pop it into the broiler until the cheese is melted.  This will taste fresher since the tomatoes won’t have the roasted  taste and will still be a little cold. Both methods are yummy! I can’t wait to try this grilled in foil packets this summer!

Watch me make this bruschetta tilapia from start to finish! 

bruschetta tilapia fish recipe

4.9 from 19 reviews
Bruschetta Tilapia (Fish) Recipe
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Tender tilapia fillets topped with fresh, homemade bruschetta and vermont cheddar cheese, Easy, fast, and healthy dinner recipe!
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons Light tasting, extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets, thawed
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 8-10 basil leaves, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Vermont cheddar cheese (can use more)
  1. Brush casserole dish with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Place fillets in the dish
  3. Drizzle fillets with lemon juice
  4. Sprinkle fillets with salt & pepper
  5. Refrigerate until ready to bake
  6. Add tomatoes, basil and garlic to a bowl
  7. Add in 1 tablespoon olive oil (can more if needed)
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  9. Refrigerate for at least an hour (overnight for maximum flavor)
  10. Preheat oven to 350
  11. Top fillets with tomato basil mixture
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fish is flaky and tender
  13. Remove from oven, sprinkle fish with cheese.
  14. Place back into the oven just until cheese has melted.
  15. Serve hot!
TIPS Use only fresh basil. Dried basil is just not the same. Have fun and use a mix of tomatoes if desired (sun dried tomatoes anyone?) Use a variety of light cheeses for more flavor (parmesan, white cheddar, mozzarella) Add a splash of balsamic vinegar if desired.


  1. Pros: Quick, delicious, healthy, easy prep
    Cons: I didn’t make enough

  2. I’m cooking this recipe tonite for my family and will let u know how it turn out.

  3. This recipe is amazing so quick easy and delicious. My family loved it!

  4. Had the Bruschetta tilapia for dinner last night with spinach salad on the side and it was so good. Very healthy =)… Trying to see wats for dinner tonight =)….

  5. Im going to try to make this and use coho salmon. I bet that would taste great. I thought halibut would be good also.

  6. I cooked this recipe and it was delicious!!!! Thank you. Can’t wait to try something else from your blog. I am going to order your books soon.

  7. I made this last week and it was delicious!! Just like Chantel, I made enough for the whole week and just changed up the sides between rice, potatoes and coucous along with some type of veggies or salad!

  8. Omg I made this and it was soooooo good . I had it for lunch and dinner for like a week and I added bread one day. Rice , I just mixed and matched because I loved it that much. Tilapia and catfish are my all time fav fish. Thanks for the recipe

  9. Just made it w/ roasted veggies. This recipe is another keeper for me! ?Turned out great!

  10. I made this last nigt and OMG… I stood over the stove eating almost a whole filet before it totally cooled off. I had made tilapia before and it never taste even average so I swore it off totally. When I saw this recipe, I said I would give it a try because everything else I’ve made on this site was great. I could not find fresh basil so I used tarragon instead which I read was similar,added chopped onion, used canned diced tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes and added three cheese blend with the vermont cheese, best fish I’ve ever eaten. Thanks Monique..

  11. A big hit with the family last night. Thanks for sharing.

  12. One of me absolute favorite recipes in the world!!! Thanks Monique from the bottom of my heart. I’m cooking this as I type!!!

  13. Made this for dinner tonight (09/05/12) and my boyfriend and I enjoyed it. I was almost like eating pizza fish. It was EZ, quick, and inexpensive. I added some sun dried tomatoes and I used balsamic vinger. I think next time I will use just olive oil and fresh garlic. I did not feel like making frech garlic so I cheated..lol. I served it with shrimp, yellow rice, and okra. Last week i made your Grandma Barb’s Baked BBQ Chicken. I also suggested to my co-worker to check out your site because she wanted to make a dish for Labor Day. As I returned to work from a 4-day weekend she told me the family LOVED your Grilled Honey Teriyaki BBQ Chicken. Her mother added a little brandy to it, but overall they enjoyed it.

  14. monique what would go good with this?

  15. My Family Loved This Recipe. We Eat A Lot Of Fish And It Was Great To Be Able To Switch It Up This Time. Tonight I’ll Be Making Some Of Your Country Fried Chicken And Potato Salad.

  16. I made this for dinner tonight and it was really good. My son calls it pizza fish. He has already ask if I can make again. Thanks for such a good recipe

  17. I cooked this yesterday… my penis got BIG and died right after the food was GONE inside of my burning stomach… FUUUUCKKK!!!!

  18. I LOVE this recipe and I’m SO going to make this. FYI, my family is a seafood fan. So, I’m going to make this for tomorrow’s dinner. Thanks so much for bringing up a recipe that’s just right for my family.

  19. I made this tonight! I was going to fry it but I’m glad I decided to make this great recipe! I added some fresh spinach leaves! It was amazing! Thank you for the recipe!!!

  20. O-M-friggin-G!!! I just made this recipe with some alterations and its divine!!!! I love tomatoes and I’m glad I was able to mix them up. Ive never used fresh herbs but this recipe has me in the produce section wanting to try so many new things. I used Perdue’s garlic and white wine marinated chicken breast instead of the tilapia because I had it earlier this week. I also used more than a splash of balsamic vinegar, added sun dried tomatoes to the mix, and used Kraft’s Italian cheese blend instead of the Vermont cheddar. Thank you so much for reigniting the inner cook in me. I’m single and dont cook much because I usually cook way too much but your website is making me try new dishes and create new ones in my head. Thanks much!!!!

  21. Oh, can I comment just one mo time! LOL…WE LOVE LOVE this RECIPE!

  22. This is recipe was o so good!! My hubby really enjoyed it and the kids loved it!!!! My 7 year old asked if we could eat this all week…lol Thanks so much for all your recipes. I’m excited about cooking again!!!!!

  23. Hi Monique! Coincidentally, that’s my sister’s name also. Just wanted you to know that I made the bruschetta tilapia last night as a romantic dinner for my man and he loved it! He is still talking about how delicious and healthy the meal was :-) I served it with rice pilaf and spinach salad. His family is from down south so I can’t wait to make him your collard greens and Cajun fish with grits. I loved the fish also. Thanks again!

  24. OH YEA! This was a hit tonight. Will make more next time. Thanks Monique!

  25. Goes great with spinach salad!

  26. This was so good! I don’t really like Tilapia, but I decided to give it a try since it was on sale. I am glad that I did.

  27. This recipe is great! Thanks for sharing it.

  28. Tried this recipe for the first time last night. It was DEEEELICIOUS! Sent a pix of it to my boyfriend (lives out of town) and he can’t wait for me to make it for him.

  29. My mom, who is still learning how to cook, made this dish yesterday, and it was very good. I’m not a fan of lemon or any type of citrus on my savory dishes. However, aside from that, it was fantastic. I hope she’ll make it again without lemon. :)

  30. I mad this for dinner last night and it was such a hit! My mother keeps asking me when I’m going to make it again.

  31. I made the Bruschetta Tilapia last week and it was amazing. My 13, 17 & 18 year olds loved it and they are my food critics. I served it with a side salad with cut up strawberries. Yummy! Will definitely be making this again since I keep tilapia in the freezer. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  32. I was planning to make tilapia and a salad for dinner tomorrow, and am definitely using this recipe for the fish! Perfect timing diva :)

  33. this is great and everything, but i’m looking for that french silk pie!! =) Happy New Year.

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