Get a protein punch with this healthy and delicious tilapia fish cake recipe, which is under 500 calories.
Make the fish cakes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place tilapia fillets onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until fish is cooked and can be easily flaked with a fork, about 15 minutes depending on thickness.2.
In a large bowl, add fish and use a fork to flake into small pieces. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, egg, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, and capers, plus salt and pepper. Mix with a fork or spatula to combine. Add breadcrumbs onto a plate or into a dish. Form fish cakes into 8 equal-sized portions and roll each side of the fish cake into breadcrumbs to coat.3.
Warm 1/2 tablespoon oil in a medium nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add 4 fish cakes and cook until golden-brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and use remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to cook the remaining 4 fish cakes.4.
Meanwhile, make the salad: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add corn on the cob, let water return to a boil, and cook 5 minutes. Drain and let corn on the cob cool. Place each corn on the cob upright in a loaf pan (for less splattering) and use a knife to remove all the kernels.5.
Add corn kernels to a large bowl along with halved grape tomatoes, grated zucchini, scallions, cilantro, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Use a spoon to gently stir until combine. Serve salad with 2 fish cakes per serving.