Grilled Tilapia with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:

2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

One 16-ounce container low-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 medium European cucumber, finely diced

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Tilapia:

Two 8-ounce tilapia fillets

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil, for grill


  1. For the cucumber yogurt sauce: Add the dill, olive oil, cayenne pepper, garlic, yogurt, cucumber and lemon juice to a medium bowl and combine. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. For the grilled tilapia: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the fish evenly with the salt and pepper. Oil the grill grates with a clean tea towel. Grill the tilapia 4 minutes, then flip and cook the second side, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter. Top each fillet tableside with the cucumber yogurt sauce.