White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa

January 9, 2014 8 Comments

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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 sticked – 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 healthy’. This is a great goal, that’s for sure, but seeing it as a whole can be overwhelming. Instead, take baby steps. If you never exercice, 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 exercice twice a week. And so on. That way, you won’t feel discouraged. Same thing regarding healthy eating. 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.

White Fish with Mango - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

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, you ask? Well, one of my small goals lately is to incorporate more fish in my diet. I love fish but we definitely don’t eat enough of it! I took me 20 minutes no more no less to bring this meal to the table so really there’s no excuse. Basa fish 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.

White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa - NotEnoughCinnamon.com

White Fish with Mango Lime Salsa


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: One fillet + 1/2 cup salsa

Cal: 175 - Protein: 24g - Fat: 3.4g - Carbs: 13.6g - Fiber: 1.4g - Sugar: 11.6g
WW Old Points: 4 pts - Points+: 4 pts


    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 of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 380F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly spray with olive oil. Arrange fish fillets, season with salt and pepper and lightly spray with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes (or until fish is cooked through).
  2. While fish is cooking, prepare salsa. In a bowl, combine mango, the juice of 1/2 lime, red onion, red pepper flakes, fresh cilantro and a little salt.
  3. Top fish fillets with salsa, drizzle with the juice of 1/2 lime and serve.


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


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  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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