Lemony Tilapia And Asparagus Grill

Lemony Tilapia And Asparagus Grill
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Source: Diabetes and Heart Healthy Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Recipe Credit: .

Dinner is incredibly quick and easy when you grill tilapia and asparagus side by side. A combination of chili powder and lemon pepper enhances the mild fish, and a simple vinaigrette seasons the spears.

  • Cook time
    6 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 ounces fish and 6 asparagus spears
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 ounces fish and 6 asparagus spears
  • Amount per serving Calories 180

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 210mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 3g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 26g
  • Potassium 680mg
  • Phosphorus 270mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 3 Lean meat



  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar
    1 tbsp
  • salt-free lemon pepper (divided use)
    1 1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder (divided use)
    1 1/4 tsp
  • asparagus spears (about 24, trimmed)
    1 lbs
  • chili powder
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • cayenne pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • salt
    1/8 tsp
  • tilapia (patted dry)
    4 (4-oz) fillets
  • medium lemon (cut into 4 wedges)


  1. Lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill on medium high.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Pour into a large shallow casserole dish. Add the asparagus, turning several times to coat.

  3. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cayenne, salt, and the remaining 1 teaspoon lemon pepper and 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Sprinkle over both sides of the fish. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the fish. Lightly spray both sides of the fish with cooking spray.

  4. Drain the asparagus, discarding the marinade.

  5. Place the fish and asparagus lengthwise so they are perpendicular to the grates of the grill. (For the fish, you can also use a grill basket lightly sprayed with cooking spray.) Grill the fish for 3 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily when tested with a fork. Grill the asparagus for 4–5 minutes, or until tender, turning frequently. Transfer both to a platter. Serve with the lemon wedges.