Gluten Free Pesto Crusted Tilapia

(Makes 2 filets of Tilapia)


  • 2 Filets of Tilapia
  • 1/2 c. Gluten Free Flour
  • 2 c. Fresh Basil (packed tightly)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 c. Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 c. Olive Oil (plus enough to coat your frying pan)
  • 1/2 c. Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  1. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, pine nuts, and cheese.  Pulse the food processor until all of the ingredients are coarsely chopped.
  2. Add the oil and run the food processor until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Salt and pepper to preference.
  4. Set the Pesto aside.
  5. Using a paper towel, dry the Tilapia.
  6. Salt and Pepper the Tilapia
  7. Spread the Gluten Free Flour on a plate, and dredge the filets of Tilapia (dip the Tilapia in the flour so that the surface is covered).
  8. Add oil to a frying pan so that the bottom is lightly coated, and heat on a medium flame.
  9. Dip the Tilapia in the Pesto, so that both sides are coated, and add to the frying pan.
  10. Fry the coated Tilapia on one side for about 5 minutes until the Pesto begins to brown, flip the fish, and repeat on the other side.
  11. The Pesto Coated Tilapia is fully cooked when both sides are lightly brown, and the cooked fish is white (you can check this by cutting a small slice into center of the thickets part of the fish.
  12. Plate with your favorite side dish, serve, and enjoy!