Citrus-Baked Catfish with Spicy Watermelon Salad Compliments of Dole®

Serve this refreshing entree and salad with a side of greens for lunch or dinner.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 fillet + 1/4 of the watermelon salad

  • Calories 360
  • Carbohydrate 28 g
  • Protein 33 g
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 110 mg
  • Sodium 350 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


1 lime
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (6 ounces) catfish fillets
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 pounds seedless DOLE® Watermelon, chopped
1/4 DOLE Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh DOLE Cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Zest the lime into a large bowl. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from one half into the bowl.
  3. Combine the lime mixture, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper in an 8 x 8 baking dish and mix well. Arrange the catfish fillets in the baking dish, turning to coat with the lime mixture. Bake 15 minutes until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the remaining half of the lime into a large bowl. Whisk in the honey. Add the watermelon, onion, cilantro and pepper. Toss to coat. Serve alongside the catfish.