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So do you love tilapia as much as I do? This mild fish shows up frequently on my plate at home. It's so easy to prepare and very versatile as there are so many different ways to prepare it.
I like to serve both a starch and a vegetable to accompany this popular white fish to make a complete and wholesome meal.
Here you will find some great ideas for the best side dishes to serve with tilapia!
Great Vegetable Side Dishes
This green bean dish is out of this world delish and makes the perfect side dish to tilapia fillets.
The garlic and chili in this easy side dish give it bold flavors, and this side is a great accompaniment to tilapia, which is a mild white fish.
It's quick and easy and a wonderful healthy side to go with your fish!
Another great side dish is delicious brussels sprouts. Whether roasted or pan fried, this member of the cabbage family is a great option to include as part of a healthy meal.
These brussels sprouts have been pan fried in a mixture of butter and olive oil. They are then simply and simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
You'll love how this healthy side dish complements your tilapia fish!
This Easy and Elegant White Asparagus side dish is very special indeed. This recipe uses jarred white asparagus rather than fresh asparagus spears.
It's super easy to make. All you need to do is place drained asparagus under the broiler with some Parmesan cheese, butter, and some seasonings, and enjoy this along with any of your favorite tilapia recipes as part of a delicious meal!
You can't go wrong with carrots as a good choice for a side! Make your favorite roast carrot recipe, or try this Roasted Carrots With Berbere Spice to add an exotic flair to your meal!
Berbere spice is a spice mix used in Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisines. It's a mixture of spices and blends typically differ but may include paprika, salt, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, chili peppers, black pepper, and/or cumin. Using this spice is a great way to spice up your meal, and a great choice as an accompaniment to tilapia fish fillets!
Another simple side dish to go along with your healthy fish dinner is this Middle Eastern Style Cabbage Salad.
Any salad would be great to accompany tilapia, but why not try this cabbage salad for a change? It's a light, delicious, and refreshing salad! It's a bit tangy, garlicky, and peppery to taste, with a lovely salty flavor as well.
This is simply made with either red or green cabbage, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt and pepper. You'll love how this great recipe pairs with fresh tilapia that you have baked or pan fried!
If you love onions and would enjoy something sweet and tangy with mild and delicate tilapia, then try this Balsamic Red Onion Recipe! Red onion never tasted so good!
These balsamic red onions have a great flavor and this recipe couldn't be easier to make.
The mild flavor of tilapia definitely gets a boost when paired with these balsamic roasted red onions!
One of the best sides to serve with tilapia is sweet potatoes. And a favorite way of mine to prepare sweet potatoes is by mashing them up with Parmesan cheese, butter, and cream.
You'll fall head over heels for this fluffy sweet potato mash! It's fantastic to pair with your favorite baked tilapia recipe. Try dunking a piece of tilapia into the mash and enjoying a mouthful of tender fish and creamy potatoes together. It's a pure delight!
Tasty Starchy Side Dishes
Rice is a perfect side dish to serve with tilapia. Some options are white rice, brown rice, and jasmine rice. And if you'd like to try a delicious seasoned rice dish, consider serving the ever popular Cilantro Lime Rice with your fish!
This rice is delightfully easy to create. A generous amount of lime juice and cilantro mixed into the rice gives this a superb tangy flavor which pairs well with the delicate flavor of the fish.
Macaroni salad is not just for barbecues and fried chicken! This is one of the most popular dishes and for good reason! This salad pleases everyone, including picky eaters, and is a great side to accompany your fish dinner.
Classic southern macaroni salad contains macaroni that is cooked al dente (firm). It also typically contains lots of creamy mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, and onions. Green bell pepper or fresh crunchy celery is also included for some nice crunch.
Why not serve this macaroni salad with some easy baked tilapia as part of a most delicious dinner your family will LOVE?
Highly aromatic, fluffy and with a delicate texture, basmati rice is the king of rices! Infused with some beautiful saffron it becomes an elegant side to any type of fish, including delicious tilapia cooked your favorite way!
Which Side Dishes Will You Make To Go With Your Tilapia?
So there you have some AWESOME Side Dishes To Serve With Tilapia!
Which ones will you make? Serve one or more and enjoy a delicious and complete meal featuring delicious tilapia!
Tilapia pairs well with so many different side dishes! For a complete meal serve a vegetable side along with a starchy side. Some great vegetable sides include green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, and salads. Consider rice or a delicious macaroni salad for your starch as part of a great fish meal!
Tilapia has a very mild and delicate taste, not "fishy" at all. There is a slight sweet taste to this fish as well.
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