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Chili Lime Tilapia Bowls

Published on: 09/24/2022

Burrito bowls, taco bowls, fajita bowls…there’s something magically satisfying about dinner (or lunch) in a savory bowl format. These chili lime tilapia bowls are no exception. There’s a little bit of sweetness with the chili lime seasoning.

To create these chili lime tilapia bowls, you’ll need an air fryer. You could also bake the fish but the air fryer cooks this all up quick quickly and creates a little bit of a crunchy crust on the fish.

For the chili lime seasoning, you’ll need…

  • Tajin seasoning
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Oregano
  • Paprika

To make the riced cauliflower, you’ll need…

  • Frozen riced cauliflower
  • Lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • Cilantro

If you don’t love cilantro, skip it. It’s not absolutely necessary. The lime juice is absolutely necessary as it helps get rid of the bitterness in the cauliflower.

You can top your bowls with whatever topping you choose. My typical toppings are shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and shredded cheese. For chili lime tilapia bowls, I would recommend more of a fruit salsa, such as a pineapple mango salsa.

This entire dinner can be on the table in well under 30 minutes!

If you like burrito, taco, and fajita bowl recipes, here’s another recipes that you’ll love…

Chili Lime Tilapia Bowls

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burrito Bowl, Fish
Servings: 4 servings


For the fish

  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 1 1/4 tsp Tajin seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • olive oil cooking spray

For the bowls

  • 3 cups frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp dried cilantro
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • shredded Monterrey jack cheese


For the fish

  • In a small bowl, combine the Tajin seasoning, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and paprika.
  • Season both sides of tilapia with seasoning mix.
  • Spray air fryer basket with olive oil spray. Place fish in air fryer basked and spritz fish with olive oil spray. Air fry at 400F for 8 – 10 minutes.

For the bowls

  • While the fish is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower, 2 tbsp water, and lime juice. Saute until cauliflower is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Add oregano and stir until well combined.
  • Assemble the bowls: Divide riced cauliflower equally among 4 dishes. Top with fish. Then top with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy!


You could also use cod or salmon, if desired.

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Jessica is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and trained FODMAP Coach. She started Friendly Nutrition to help you find balance, peace, and joy in eating, in your relationship with food, and in your relationship with your gut.

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