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Grilled Tilapia Fiesta Foil Packs

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Quick easy and the best part is that there's minimal clean up!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword easy dinner, foil packs, grilled tilapia, seafood, tilapia
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 448
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup sweet corn thawed if frozen
  • 1 (15 ounce) cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced small
  • 1 tablespoon diced green chiles
  • 1 small handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese freshly grated
  • 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  • In a bowl combine the corn, diced peppers, black beans, green chilies, chopped cilantro and the olive oil. Stir.
  • On a couple pieces of foil (one piece if using heavy duty) place the tilapia in the center. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of cajun seasoning.
  • Divide the veggie medley over the fish and sprinkle with another 1/4 teaspoon of the seasoning.
  • Top each with a quarter of the shredded cheese.
  • Bring up the sides of the foil and crimp and then fold the ends up to make a foiled handbag.
  • Set the foil packs on the grates a preheated grill set at medium-high and close the lid to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully Remove the foil packs from the grill and open. Remove the tilapia with a spatula. Place the tilapia on a couple spoonfuls of the rice and squeeze a wedge of lime over top.
  • And serve with a little more of the chopped fresh cilantro if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2mg