Roasted Moroccan-Inspired Tilapia

Roasted Moroccan-Inspired Tilapia

Tilapia roasted with chickpeas, tomato, & cilantro, topped with creamy yogurt sauce.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Step 2

    Bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    While the rice is cooking, mix olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Pour 1 tablespoon spiced oil into a small bowl; whisk in yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Set yogurt sauce aside.
  4. Step 4

    Place tilapia fillets on the prepared baking sheet and rub with 2 tablespoons spiced oil.
  5. Step 5

    Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup cilantro to the remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat. Pour onto the baking sheet around the tilapia. Season everything generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Step 6

    Roast in the preheated oven until tilapia is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on size.
  7. Step 7

    Fluff cooked rice with a fork and divide onto 4 plates. Place tilapia on rice and spoon chickpea mixture over top. Top with yogurt sauce and remaining cilantro.