Grilled Catfish with Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

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  • 6Servings


  • 6 fresh or frozen catfish fillets, about 1/2 inch thick, about 4 oz each
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion or shallots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 15 - ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium avocado (diced)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 6 lime wedges


  1. If catfish is frozen, thaw. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. For relish, combine lime peel, lime juice, cilantro, oregano, green onion (or shallots), olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine beans, avocado, and tomato. Stir in half of the cilantro mixture. Cover and let chill until serving time.
  4. Place catfish on rack grill (uncovered) directly over medium coals. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes (or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork). Turn and brush fish once with remaining cilantro mixture halfway through grilling.
  5. Serve fish with avocado salsa and lime wedges.

Source: Diabetic Living Online

Photo Credit: Kate Sharaf/ Flickr