Contact us:
Home of your favorite recipes

soak yourself in a delightful and healthy meal with this recipe for baked tilapia, served alongside flavorful attieke (cassava couscous) and a refreshing onion and tomato salad. Baking the tilapia ensures a tender and flaky texture, while the combination of flavors in the salad complements the fish perfectly. This flavorful

Baked Tilapia with Attieke and Onion-Tomato Salad

Savor the flavors of a wholesome meal with baked tilapia, attieke, and a zesty onion and tomato salad. The baked tilapia is moist and flavorful, paired with the light and fluffy attieke. The vibrant onion and tomato salad adds a refreshing touch to the dish. Enjoy this nutritious and tasty combination that will please both your palate and your health-conscious mind.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine african


  • baking dish
  • aluminium foil
  • fork
  • knife
  • serving platter
  • Cutting board
  • mixing bowl


  • tilapia
  • water
  • attieke
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • thyme
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • paprika
  • tomato
  • onion
  • parsley
  • fresh mint


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper.In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Whisk well to create a marinade.
  • Place the tilapia fillets in the prepared baking dish. Pour the marinade over the fish, ensuring each fillet is coated evenly.Bake the tilapia in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Remove the baked tilapia from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  • Prepare the atieke according to the package instructions. Typically, it involves steaming or soaking the couscous-like grains in hot water until tender and fluffy.Fluff the atieke with a fork and transfer it to a serving platter.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the thinly sliced red onion, diced tomatoes, chopped parsley, chopped mint, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss gently to combine all the ingredients.
  • Let the salad marinate for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Arrange the baked tilapia fillets on top of the atieke on the serving platter.Serve the onion and tomato salad on the side or spoon it over the fish and atieke.
  • Garnish with additional fresh herbs, if desired.


Adjust the seasoning of the baked tilapia marinade according to your taste preferences. Add more herbs or spices for extra flavor.
Feel free to add other vegetables or herbs to the onion and tomato salad, such as cucumber or cilantro, for additional freshness and texture.
Serve the dish with lemon wedges for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
Enjoy the combination of baked tilapia, fluffy atieke, and zesty onion and tomato salad. This flavorful and nutritious meal will transport your taste buds to the vibrant flavors of African cuisine.


Serving: 800g
Keyword attieke and onion salad
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

meal  is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, making it a satisfying and well-rounded meal option.

Leave a Comment

Close Bitnami banner