Home - Recipes - Baked Cajun-Spiced Tilapia with Sweet Potato and Farro Cakes

Baked Cajun-Spiced Tilapia with Sweet Potato and Farro Cakes

A sprinkle of Cajun seasoning brings big flavor to the fish while sweet potato and farro merge together for a creative yet nutritious side.

Serves 4
Ready in 40 mins
Prep time 10 mins
Cooking time 30 mins
404 calories per serving


> 1/2 cup Nature's Promise® Organic Italian Pearled Farro
> 1 1/2 cup water
> 1/2 lb sweet potatoes
> 1/2 tsp garlic powder
> 1 lb tilapia fillets
> 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
> 1 tbsp low-sodium Cajun seasoning
> 1/2 cup sour cream
> 1 tbsp lime juice
> 1 tbsp chopped parsley


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a multicooker or electric pressure cooker, combine farro and water. Seal and bring to high pressure. Cook, under pressure, 8 min. Allow pressure to release naturally 5 min., then switch to quick release. Drain any excess liquid.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil on high. Meanwhile, peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Cook potatoes 12 min., until soft
When farro is cooked, pulse sweet potatoes in a food processor until slightly chunky. Add drained farro, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pulse until just combined. Form into 8 (½-inch-thick) patties.
Rub fish with 2 tbsp oil, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Arrange in greased baking dish and bake 10–13 min., until cooked through.
In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 tbsp olive oil on medium-high. Cook sweet potato cakes 3 min. per side, until golden brown. In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Serve tilapia with sweet potato cakes and lime crema. Garnish fish with parsley.

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Popular articles

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Enter your ZIP code to find a store near you