Air Fryer Tilapia with Fresh Lemon Pepper is a healthy and delicious dish that offers numerous benefits. Here are some of them:

  1. ssFHigh in protein: Tilapia is a lean source of protein that can help you build and repair muscle tissue.
  2. Low in calories: Air frying the tilapia instead of deep-frying it helps keep the calorie count low, making it a great option for those watching their calorie intake.
  3. Heart-healthy: Tilapia contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health. These fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower triglyceride levels, and improve overall heart health.
  4. Rich in vitamins and minerals: Tilapia is a good source of several important nutrients, including vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, phosphorus, and potassium.
  5. Anti-inflammatory: Lemon pepper seasoning contains antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the body, which can lead to a range of health problems.
  6. Boosts immunity: The vitamin C in fresh lemon juice can help boost your immune system and protect against illnesses such as the common cold.

Overall, Air Fryer Tilapia with Fresh Lemon Pepper is a nutritious and delicious meal that can offer a range of health benefits.

Air Fryer Tilapia with Fresh Lemon Pepper

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 239 kcal


  • To make Air Fryer Tilapia with Fresh Lemon Pepper, you will need the following equipment:
  • Air fryer This is a kitchen appliance that cooks food by circulating hot air around it. It is similar to a convection oven but smaller and more compact.
  • Tilapia fillets You will need fresh or thawed tilapia fillets for this recipe.
  • Lemon You will need a fresh lemon to make the lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Black Pepper You will need black pepper to make the lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Salt You will need salt to season the tilapia fillets.
  • Olive oil You will need olive oil to brush on the tilapia fillets before cooking.
  • Mixing bowl You will need a mixing bowl to mix the lemon pepper seasoning.
  • Brush You will need a brush to brush the olive oil on the tilapia fillets.
  • Tongs You will need tongs to flip the tilapia fillets in the air fryer.
  • Serving Platter You will need a serving platter to serve the cooked tilapia fillets.


  • 4  (6 ounce)  tilapia fillets
  • 2 tbsp  lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½  teaspoons  coarsely ground black peppercorns
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 1  pinch paprika, or to taste
  • cooking spray
  • sprig parsley, chopped, or more to taste
  • 4  wedges   lemon


  • Step 1
    Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 3 minutes.
  • Step 2
    Meanwhile, rinse tilapia fillets and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Step 3
    Combine as one lemon zing, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt in a little bowl until very much joined. Rub over highest points of filets, then, at that point, sprinkle daintily with paprika. Gently cover the air fryer crate with cooking splash. Organize filets uniformly in the crate, zest side up. Try not to swarm; if necessary, cook in clumps.
  • Step 4
    Cook in the preheated air fryer until fish pieces effectively with a fork, 7 to 10 minutes. Eliminate filets to a plate and embellishment with parsley. Present with lemon wedges.



Cook time will depend on the thickness of your fillets and the type of air fryer used.