The Best Side Dishes for Tilapia

The best side dishes for tilapia are delicious recipes that are simple to make and filled with flavor!

The best side dishes for tilapia

Tilapia Fillets are an amazing mild fish that’s a great way to get a healthy meal in and enjoy dinner.

First, there are tons of different ways to cook fresh tilapia. It’s a healthy fish you can quickly lay on a baking sheet with some broccoli florets, a drizzle of olive oil, and some soy sauce, and you’ve got a one-sheet pan supper that is low carb, filled with nutrients, and a good choice for an easy dinner.

Easy Grilled Tilapia with Creamy Piccata Sauce

This Easy Grilled Tilapia recipe is delightful with a creamy piccata sauce!

Fried Tilapia

Give Fried Tilapia a try! This fried tilapia recipe is super easy to make and made with just a handful of ingredients! Packed with flavor, super crunchy, and made in under 20 minutes. Enjoy with lemon wedges, hot sauce, and tartar sauce. 

blackened fish tacos

There is nothing better than Blackened Fish Tacos made with mild white fish and bold flavors of lime juice, red onion, and a healthy helping of cilantro lime rice.

One of my all-time favorite side dishes for almost anything is Roasted Mini Potatoes!

best side dishes for tilapia

A great side dish option for tilapia fish is Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are super crispy and the perfect easy side dish! Quick, easy and so much healthier than deep-fried french fries.

roasted carrots for a side dish for tilapia

Easy Oven Roasted Carrots are a great choice for a good side dish. Roasted Carrots are a simple recipe that is easy to make any night of the week.

Next, delicate tilapia needs flavorful sides that let the fish be the main dish.

The Best Side Dishes for Tilapia

You could head to your grocery store and pick up a myriad of ready-to-go side dishes.

Some ideas:

  • Brown Rice
  • Jasmine RIce
  • Fresh Tomato
  • Leafy Greens
  • Roasted Vegetables

Healthy Side Dishes

side dish idea for tilapia

Red Brussels Sprouts and Zhoug Sauce

Let the zhoug sauce do the talking as it forms the luxurious base for these gorgeous roasted red Brussels sprouts. This super delicious side dish goes with anything and is always a hit when it’s served up!

best sides for tilapia

Cast Iron Skillet Green Beans

These cast-iron skillet green beans are made with fresh green beans, spices, a little lemon, and Parmesan cheese. They are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

cheesy creamed corn casserole

Easy Creamed Corn Casserole

Creamed corn casserole is sweet, cheesy, and delicious, and it’s made without cornbread mix. This oven-baked side dish is easy to make, too.

Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw

Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw

Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw is a cool, refreshing slaw with a slightly spicy kick that is perfect for a summer side dish at a barbecue or as a topping for fish tacos! Made with summer fresh corn, slaw mix, cilantro, lime, red peppers, and jalapeños, this slaw will be the picnic side dish or hot dog topping that everyone at the picnic or potluck will love!

Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Apple and Carrot

Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Apple and Carrot

This crunchy & refreshing red cabbage coleslaw is mixed with carrot, apple, jalapeno, cilantro & green onion then tossed in a tangy & slightly sweet apple cider vinegar dressing. Serve it as a simple side dish with a variety of hearty main courses.

sweet potato fries

Sweet Potato Fries and Dip

This Sweet Potato Fries and dipping sauce recipe is a copycat of Moxie’s recipe. Made with baked, instead of fried, spicy sweet potato fries, with a scrumptious garlic mayo dip, it’s the perfect stay-at-home snack or appetizer!

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

These sweet and spicy roasted honey sriracha Brussels sprouts are so incredibly tasty and addictive. This quick and simple 5-ingredient side dish pairs great with proteins including fish, shrimp, and chicken.

mediterranean grilled vegetables

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled Mediterranean vegetables are a perfect side dish! They’re char-grilled to perfection and topped with herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Other Popular Side Dishes

southern manaroni salad

Southern Macaroni Salad

Southern Macaroni Salad is a summer staple, and this classic recipe is the best you’ll find for your next picnic or cookout! It’s made with elbow macaroni, fresh veggies, mayonnaise, seasonings, and a pinch of sugar for good measure.

french onion macaroni and cheese

French Onion Macaroni and Cheese

This French Onion Mac and Cheese makes an amazing side dish to any main course. It’s southern down-home goodness, perfect for grilled and fried tilapia.

crispy potato wedges

Crispy Potato Wedges

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these crispy potato wedges are such a yummy, easy side dish.

candied sweet potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

An easy side dish recipe that tastes like a dessert. Tender sweet potato rounds are covered in a rich, buttery glaze.

Favorite Seasonings for the Mild Flavor of Tilapia

Finally, a crispy white wine would pair very well with this type of fish. This will help complete your dinner party!

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