Tilapia and Summer Vegetable Grill Packets

Tilapia & Summer Vegetable Grill Packets

Such an quick recipe to prepare and perfect for easy summer, no-mess grilling.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 10 min


1 cup halved grape tomatoes
1 1/2 cups sliced summer squash
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
12 whole green beans, trimmed and cut in half
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into 4 equal portions
1 teaspoon capers
1/4 cup sliced black olives, optional


1. Preheat grill to medium.

2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, squash, red onion, green beans, lemon juice, oregano, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3. To make a packet, lay two 20x12-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (double layers will protect contents of the packet from burning). Spray the top of the foil with nonstick spray. Place one portion of tilapia in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; then top with about 3/4 cup of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle a few capers on top and olives too, if using.

4. Bring the short ends of the foil together and seal, leaving enough room for steam to gather and cook the food. Pinch seams together along the sides too. Repeat with remaining foil, fish and vegetables.

5. Grill the packets until the fish is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes total. To serve, carefully open both ends of the packets and allow the steam to escape. Use a spatula to slide the contents onto plates.


*The nice thing about making these in individual grilling packets is that each family member can put what they'd like into each packet. Try adding other vegetables like zucchini, asparagus, bell pepper, broccoli, etc.
*Other mild, white fish may be substituted for the tilapia.


Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 packet
Calories per serving: 181
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 24g
Cholesterol per serving: 57mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 8g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 4

Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Eating Well)