Almond Crusted Tilapia

This almond crusted tilapia is a staple in our house.

It’s crunchy, it’s lightly baked but just lightly, so it still feels healthy-ish.  The mustard gives it a spiced up kick and the crunchy sea salt almond combo with the flaky white fish?  Um, yes.

It’s even perfect for non-fish lovers because the tilapia is so mild.

But who doesn’t love buttery white fish?  Pshh.

This almond crusted tilapia has just 5 ingredients and is light, healthy, and super easy. Crushed almonds give perfect texture and flavor to the tilapia.


  • 1/2 cup salted almonds
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, plain or seasoned
  • 2–4 tilapia filets
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • parmesan cheese, fresh lemon, or sea salt for topping


  • Place the almonds and breadcrumbs in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground into a crumb-like mixture. Place the crumb mixture on a plate.
  • Preheat oven at 425 degrees.
  • Spread each tilapia with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard on both sides. Press the tilapia into the crumbs to get it coated on both sides.
  • Place the fish into baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and cook for about 20 minutes until the outside is browned and the fish is fully cooked. I usually just check the middle of the fish for doneness – pieces will flake off easily when it’s done.
  • Serve with parmesan, sea salt, or lemon.

Enjoy – See you in the Kitchen!

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