Blackened Fish with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa

Simple Cooking with Heart offers this tasty fish with a kick in under 10 minutes. This recipe combines a delicious seasoning that's perfect with our strawberry kiwi salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Blackened Fish with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa


155 Per Serving


24g Per Serving


3g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

Calories 155
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 355 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 24 g

Dietary Exchanges
1/2 fruit, 3 lean meat


Servings  4  

For the Blackened Fish:

  • 4-4 oz fillet fish (4 ounces each; flaky white fish like tilapia, flounder or sole, or red fish work well – look for something you like that’s on sale)
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Strawberry Kiwi Salsa:

  • 1 1/2 cup diced strawberries (about ½ pound) (you can substitute cantaloupe melon or mango based on what is in season or on sale)
  • 1 medium peeled, diced kiwi
  • 1/2 medium peeled, diced cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (optional)
  • 1/4 medium seeded, minced jalapeño (optional)


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For the Blackened Fish:

  1. In a small bowl, mix dry ingredients (chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika and salt)
  2. Generously coat fish with seasoning mixture on one side.
  3. Spray frying pan or skillet with cooking spray, heat over high heat. Place fish in pan, seasoning side down and cook for 3 minutes. While cooking generously coat the other side with seasoning mixture. Flip fish and cook for 3 minutes longer.

For the Strawberry Kiwi Salsa:

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss. Keep chilled until serving. Serve salsa over fish.

Tip: If time permits, make 1-2 hours before serving to allow juices and flavors to blend.

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