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Lemon-Herb Tilapia

This Lemon-Herb Tilapia is a great way to pan-roast tilapia for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Plus, it's super healthy, gluten-free and delicious!
Categories Easy Dinner
Difficulty Easy
Keyword herbs for tilapia, lemon herb tilapia, lemon tilapia
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 244 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 2 6 oz. tilapia fillets
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 whole lemons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the tarragon, thyme, kosher salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Slice one of the lemons into thin slices (with peel on) and set aside, carefully removing any seeds.
  4. Cut the other lemon in half and squeeze onto the tilapia filets, coating them evenly with the lemon juice. Sprinkle the dried herb seasoning mixture over both sides of the tilapia.
  5. Heat the olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the tilapia to the hot skillet and cook on medium-high for 3-5 min or until golden brown. Flip the fish over and add another lemon juice squeeze from the halved lemon. Lay the lemon slices flat on the skillet and/or fish and then place the skillet into the oven until cooked through and flaky, approximately 3-5 min.
  7. Serve fish with browned lemon slices as garnish.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon-Herb Tilapia
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.9g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 549.7mg23%
Carbohydrates 6.3g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin C 42.9mg52%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.