White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa

This succulent White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa Topping makes for an easy, healthy meal for busy weeknights! Serve this Carribean Paleo fish dinner with a side of baked sweet potatoes or coleslaw! fillets of white fish with mango lime salsa topping on a black tabletop

Looking for healthy, high-protein dinner or lunch recipes? I’ve got an easy one, which has become a staple in our home: White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa – slightly exotic, super easy to make, paleo and clean eating – approved! A true winner!

A few years ago I decided I would no longer make New Year Resolutions. Sure it’s very fun, especially if you like making lists (I love lists!) but after several NYE and countless resolutions, I realized that none of them actually stuck – and I’m pretty sure it’s the same for a lot of people.

Why is that? I really feel like we are thinking too big. Take this common resolution for instance: ‘I want to lose weight’/ ‘I want to have my dream body’/’I want to eat healthily/ paleo / totally clean’. This is a great goal, that’s for sure, but seeing it as a whole can be overwhelming.

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Instead, take baby steps. If you never exercise, try being active at least once a week. It can be taking a long walk, going to the gym, swimming… whatever you like. But do it. Every.single.week. Then, when it has become a habit, try to exercise twice a week. And so on. That way, you won’t feel discouraged.

Same thing regarding healthy eating. Be it for clean eating or the attempt of a paleo diet, if you’re used to eating crappy food and want to change that, don’t go for steamed veggies and green smoothies overnight. It just won’t work.

Try changing little things in your diet. Lauren from Lauren’s Latest put up a great list of 50 easy tips for a healthy lifestyle, you should definitely check it out. And remember, it’s all about making small changes a habit.

overhead shot of white fish fillet topped with mango lime salsa next to a fork, with some mangoes and half a lime in the background

So no more NYE resolutions for me. However, every month or so I  look back on my life and my achievements and draw new goals for the weeks to come – not for the whole year.

What does it have to do with this recipe for White Dish with Mango Lime Salsa, you ask? Well, one of my small goals lately is to incorporate more fish into my diet. I love white fish but we definitely don’t eat enough of it!

It took me 20 minutes to bring this healthy meal of white fish with mango lime salsa to the table – so really there’s no excuse.  For this simple fish dinner, I used Basa fish which is very cheap and readily available in Australia. If basa is not available where you live, you can substitute it with any white fish like tilapia.

Two fillets of White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa topping and cilantro leaves on a black tabletop with some mangoes in the background

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White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa

This succulent white fish with Mango Lime Salsa Topping makes for an easy, healthy dinner for busy weeknights! Serve this quick Carribean fish dinner with a side of baked sweet potatoes, coconut rice or slaw! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Keyword clean eating, dinner, easy, exotic, fish, healthy, protein, salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 219 kcal

Ingredients

For the fish

  • 4 white fish fillets I used Basa - Tilapia would work fine
  • olive oil spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salsa

  • 2 cups mango ripe but still firm, peeled and cubed (about 2 small mangoes)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • pinch salt

Instructions

For the fish:

  1. Preheat oven to 380F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray it with olive oil.

  2.  Arrange the fish fillets, season them with salt and pepper and lightly spray them with olive oil. Bake the fish for 10 minutes or until cooked.

For the salsa:

  1. While the fish is baking, prepare the salsa. In a bowl, combine mango, the juice of 1/2 lime, red onion, red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro and a little salt.

  2. Top fish fillets with salsa, drizzle with the juice of 1/2 lime and serve.

Recipe Notes

The salsa will taste even better if prepared ahead and kept in the fridge for a few hours.

Nutrition Facts
White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 fish fillet with salsa)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Potassium 669mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 42.6%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 6.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments
  1. This is a gorgeous, fresh and summery recipe Marie. Love your photos… so bright and cheerful. I completely agree, I don’t make resolutions either but I do always try to purposely live a healthy lifestyle every day (whatever time of year it is!). Thanks for the lovely recipe. happy new year! x

  2. I made a similar resolution- to keep up my Pilates 3 times a week, it think you are right it’s much easier to set goals which you can measure too so you can tick off when you have done it each week. Love your blog – the recipes are so simple, fresh and delicious. Going to pin this one for summer 🙂

  3. Marie,
    Wow, these all look great but I especially like the “Bell Pepper, Mango and Red Onion Chicken” and the “Mango, Shrimp and Arugula Salad”. I will try your featured “White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa” though. I’m trying to eat better but sometimes variety can be hard to come by. thank you for the great post!

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