Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans

Photo: Ian Bagwell; Styling: Dan Becker

Versatile tilapia gets a fun makeover with the addition of quinoa, black beans and sautéed vegetables. The end result is a colorful dish, packed with protein and flavor.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 407
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Protein: 31g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 41g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Sodium: 186mg
  • Cholesterol: 55mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup canned black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (about 1 lb. total)
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook quinoa as package directs. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, cook beans and vegetables with 1 tbsp. oil, the lemon juice, and paprika until warm, about 5 minutes. Season vegetable mixture and fish with salt and pepper.
  2. 2. In a frying pan over medium-high heat, cook fish in remaining 2 tbsp. oil until browned, 5 minutes. Serve fish over quinoa with vegetable mixture and onions.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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