Baked Basil Tilapia


  • 2 Tilapia loins or filets
  • 1 teaspoon garlic or 1 clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried or chopped basil (I used about 2 tablespoons of fresh basil)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Mix garlic, basil, cayenne pepper, olive oil, and lemon in a bowl and stir until mixed.
  2. Place tilapia in pan and spread mixture over tilapia loins. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Bake at 400º for 15 minutes or until tilapia flakes when pierced with a fork.

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