Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans

Tilapia with Quinoa & Black Beans Recipe
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.


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 407
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 31 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 41 g
Fiber 5.6 g
Sodium 186 mg
Cholesterol 55 mg


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


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. 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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Sal D'Amato, San Carlos, CA,


January 2009
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