Need to lighten up a little after a Thanksgiving weekend overindulgence? I have a dinner menu for you. These recipes are from Cooking Light's 5 Ingredient Cookbook. This meal is colorful, delicious, easy and quick to prepare, and perfect for a bust weeknight dinner. This is good enough to serve to guests as well. Plus, it will be on the table in about 20 minutes.
Squeeze a lemon wedge over the fish before drizzling with olive oil to tie together the components of this dish. Any thin white fillets, such as sole or flounder, can be substituted for tilapia.
1 cup chopped plum tomato (about 1/3 pound)
12 small pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, divided
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 lemon wedges
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tomato; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Combine cooked tomato, olives, parsley, and 3/4 teaspoon oregano in a small bowl; keep warm.
2. Wipe pan dry with a paper towel; return pan to medium-high heat. Recoat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle fillets evenly with 3/4 teaspoon oregano, salt, and pepper. Add fillets to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Squeeze 1 lemon wedge over each fillet; drizzle each evenly with oil. Top evenly with olive salsa.
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1 cup water
2/3 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in couscous and lemon rind. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add pine nuts and remaining ingredients; fluff with a fork.