Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Packets


Recipe makes 4 servings.  

Calories 180, Protein 24g, Total Fat 7g, Carbohydrates 7g, Fiber 2g.


  • 1 Cup Quartered Cherry or Grape Tomatoes

  • 1 Cup Diced Summer Squash

  • 1 Cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion

  • 12 Green Beans, Trimmed and Cut into 1-in Pieces

  • 1/4 Cup Pitted and Coarsely Chopped Black Olives

  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Oregano

  • 1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Teaspoon Capers, Rinsed

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, Divided

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper, Divided

  • 1 Pound Tilapia Fillets, Cut into 4 Equal Portions


  • Preheat grill to Medium.

  • Combine tomatoes, squash, onion, green beans, olives, lemon juice, oregano, oil, capers, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl.

  • To make a packet, lay two 20-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (the double layers will help protect the contents from burning); Generously coat the top piece with cooking spray. Place one portion of tilapia in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with some of the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, then top with about 3/4 cup of the vegetable mixture.

  • Bring the short ends of the foil together, leaving enough room in the packet for steam to gather and cook the food. Fold the foil over and pinch to seal. Pinch seams together along the sides. Make sure all the seams are tightly sealed to keep steam from escaping. Repeat with more foil, cooking spray and the remaining fish, salt, pepper, and vegetables.

  • Grill the packets until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. To serve, carefully open both ends of the packets and allow the steam to escape. Use a spatula to slide the contents onto plates.